The Saint Vincent de Paul Society Conference at Saint Gregory the Great Parish in South Ruislip is a community of volunteers who aim to help others in practical ways. Our focus is hands-on, person-to-person care -- a friendly chat over a warm cup of tea. We are inspired by Christ's message to love our neighbour as ourselves, to feed the hungry, visit the imprisoned and befriend the lonely. Our neighbour is anyone in need in the local community, without regard to faith, ethnicity, status or sexual orientation.

Our main efforts include visiting people in the community who are housebound or isolated, running a weekly food bank, counselling those who have been recently bereaved and mentoring young adults. See our activities for more details on these.

Our membership is also open to anyone, of any background. The main requirement is a desire to help.

But like everyone else, we've been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Most of our activities, except the food bank, are on hold while we consider ways to offer them virtually. Stay tuned for more updates on that.