Caring For Our Community
You matter to God
You matter to us
The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international voluntary organization in the Catholic Church, founded in 1833 for the sanctification of its members by personal service of the poor. The Society’s vocation is to follow Christ through service to those in need and so bear witness to His compassionate and liberating love. Members show their commitment through person to person contact. The Society serves those in need regardless of creed or background.
The Society has been active in the Parish for nearly 100 years. Most of our work involves visiting people (the elderly, the homeless as well as other vulnerable people), although we provide some financial support where necessary.
If you would like to contact the SVP or would like to get involved, please contact the Parish Office on 020 8862 2160
A stay in hospital can be a daunting and lonely experience. We can and will support and encourage you during that time if you wish. We have a team of trained volunteer visitors ready to visit you or a loved one, to pray together and/or receive Communion.
Contact Deacon Gordon Nunn to discuss your particular needs on:
Most Hospitals also have a Hospital Chaplaincy. They are there to care for the spiritual, pastoral and religious needs of all patients. On admission to Hospital please ensure that your religion is registered and confirm that a friend or relative has contacted the Catholic Chaplain and the Parish Office to let them know your details. This is because under current law Chaplains are not allowed to seek out people to visit but must await a specific request from a patient.
Contacts for local Hospital Chaplaincy:
|Ealing Hospital||020 8967 5000||Sr Daniela Billa|
|Central Middlesex||020 8869 2112||Fr Augustin Paunon|
|Charing Cross||020 8846 1042||Fr Nigel Griffin|
|Clayponds||020 8560 1671||Brentford Parish|
|Chelsea & Westminster||020 8746 8083||Fr Paul Addison|
|Clementine Churchill||020 8904 2552||Sudbury Parish|
|Hammersmith||020 8846 1042||Fr Nigel Griffin|
|Northwick Park||020 8869 2112||Fr Augustin Paunon|
|Royal Marsden||07881 464 236||Fr Joseph MuCullough|
|St Bernard’s, Hanwell||020 8354 8243||Mrs Margaret McGettrick|
|St Mary’s Paddington||020 7856 1508||Fr Jim Mulligan|
|West Middlesex||020 8321 5447|
Sr Marie McGrogan
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is offered when ever someone needs special support and strength when facing a health problem. If you or a loved one would like to receive this Sacrament please get in touch with us.
If non urgent, please contact the Parish Office on 0208 862 2160.
If urgent, please ring the Emergency Sick Number on 07702 886 276.
On occasions you may find it impossible to get to Mass, perhaps because of an ongoing illness, mobility problems or a period of convalesce. Deacon Gordon Nunn coordinates a team of trained volunteers who bring Holy Communion to members of the Parish in these situations. If you would like to discuss this option, you can contact Deacon Gordon by:
Phone: 07725 311 131
We have a dedicated Special Needs Coordinator in the Parish called Philly Codrington. If you have any requests or insights, please contact her through the Parish Office – 020 8862 2160
Sacramental preparation for those with special needs can be provided; please go to the relevant Sacrament from the menu for contact details.
Large print hymn books & newsletters are available in the bookshop porch.
The Church, Parish Hall and Bulbeck Room have a hard of hearing loop.
There is disabled parking in Marchwood Crescent by the front of the church and ramped access to the church. A more convenient access route is from Montpelier Avenue – to the North side of the Abbey – with a side road leading past the school playground (and Sunday carpark) to a small number of disabled person’s parking spaces directly next to entrance.
"... to serve the poor is to go to God ..."
St Vincent de Paul
"Be diligent in serving the poor. Love the poor. Honor them, as you would Christ himself."
St Louise de Marillac (colleague of St Vincent de Paul)
The Pastoral Council acts as an advisory body for the Parish Team and helps steer the various aspects of Parish life. Every effort is made to make it representative of all the various strands in the parish. It meets regularly to discuss matters suggested by the Parish Team or by its members. Its members are chosen either by the parish priest or by election at the Annual General Meeting of the parish.
Ibi Abasi (Chair and Parishioner)
Fr Ambrose McCambridge OSB (President and Parish Priest)
Brendan Curran (Parishioner)
Fr Timothy Gorham OSB (Parish Father)
Deacon Gordon Nunn (Parish Deacon)
Krysia Carr (Pastoral Coordinator)
The Law of the Gift - "... your being increases in the measure you give yourself away."
St John Paul 2