Society of St. Vincent de Paul

St. Margaret’s Conference, Airdrie

Who We Are

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international organisation of Catholic lay people, men and women, who practice Christianity by helping those in need on a one to one basis. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) members make up local groups knows as SSVP Conferences. The Conferences are linked to local Catholic parishes, although not all parishes have a SSVP Conference. 

St. Margaret’s SSVP was the very first Conference in Scotland, the first meeting was held here on 30th July 1854. We are still thriving solely because of the wonderful generosity of our parishioners; without their constant contributions we could not do any of our much-needed work. 


Key Values


What we do

We serve Christ by serving those in need with with love, respect, hope & dignity, helping people temporarily and encouraging them to take control of their lives.

We can help with material needs such as food, furniture and occasionally gas and electricity top ups. Our Furniture Warehouse also accepts donations, click here for more details.

We also help with spiritual needs such as visiting the sick, housebound and bereaved. Sometimes all it takes is a friendly face and a listening ear to let people know they are not alone.

Thank you for visiting our website, please check the links at the top of the page for more information, especially if you need help, then please get in touch. 

“Let all things be done by Charity” – St. Vincent de Paul

Who was St. Vincent de Paul?

More information on the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Scotland

SSVP History in Scotland – SSVP Scotland

Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a charity registered in Scotland - SC006326

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