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Mini Vinnies

Minni-Vinnies is a group for primary aged children who come together to form a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) who’s motto is ‘turning concern into action’. The group meets weekly to pray, discuss opportunities to help others here in school, in the local community, or in areas of the world and plan activities that they can take part in to help others. Rosemarie McBride, from St. Alban’s Parish SVP, will support and guide the group here in school.


Information about Mini Vinnies

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days. Today the SVP England & Wales is pleased to highlight its continuing strong links with young people, through the development of its new 'Mini Vinnies' programme - a ground-breaking Primary Schools initiative, based on good work done in Australia, piloted in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, and which is seen as having, "the potential to significantly contribute to the future of our Society."


'Mini Vinnies' are children aged between 7 to 11 (or younger) who, with the permission of their parents and the support of their Schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible 'Vincentians for life'.


As Mini Vinnies, the youngsters have their own 'treasured' Prayer, Pledge and Badge, a dedicated website and a range of bright and colourful documents which guide them in their formative steps - helping and enabling them to become in every sense, young Vincentians - or 'Mini Vinnies'