Over 150 years of generosity, service and compassion in New Zealand.

For information on our Covid-19 response please click here. 

We have a long and proud history of helping people in need in New Zealand. In the 150 years since the Society has been in New Zealand it has given practical assistance to thousands of people.

Young people are not only the future, they are part of its present. They are dedicated young people who work for social justice and want to make a difference in the world.

There are 135 Conferences in every region of New Zealand. Members assist those in need. No work of Charity is foreign to the Society.

St Vincent de Paul Centres and Shops aid the most vulnerable in the community. Members and volunteers assist to alleviate suffering and promote human dignity and personal integrity in all their dimensions.

Give generously today to help those less fortunate.

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Latest News

Covid-19 Level 2 Update

Do everything you can to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at work — we all have a part to play in keeping each other safe.  COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe.All businesses canRead more

Council General’s Actions against Covid-19 in the Last 60 Days

Two months ago, the world was forced to slow down. Due to the new Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19), mankind has reduced its activities, closed down its trade, and suspended its travels to mitigateRead more

Covid-19 Essential Business April 1st Update

Society of St Vincent de Paul New Zealand filed an application to become a recognised as a Essential Service Provider, we’ve been advised applications take some time to process but in the meantime Read more

Obituary - David Williams RIP

Ssvp-Conseil Général International OBITUARY DAVID WILLIAMS RIP 31 March 2020 We have been informed that David Williams, a great servant of the Society, has died earlier this afternoon, followingRead more

Let's have faith: God will protect and strengthen everyone during this battle.

Article written by the 16th President General, Brother Renato Lima de Oliveira --- In our spiritual journey as Christians, baptized and Vincentians, we have already experienced innumerable tribulatRead more

Pope Francis' Coronavirus Prayer

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, withRead more

Council General International’s Statement with regard to Coronavirus

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul worldwide is joining the efforts of national and international health authorities to fight and minimise the effects of this pandemic sparked by the newRead more

Circular Letter 2020

Paris, 31st January 2020.  A letter from the 16th President General - Member Renata Lima de Oliveria. Please click the button below to download the letter in PDF format.Read more

Vinnies Bushfire Appeal 2020

Devastating bush fires are currently burning throughout Australia, you can help today by donating to Vinnies Australia to help families rebuild their lives after this terrible disaster. Please visitRead more

National Appeal - Christchurch Muslim Community

The Society of St Vincent de Paul in New Zealand is initiating an appeal to assist those suffering violence against Muslims at Christchurch Mosques Friday 15 March 2019. The funds raised will beRead more

Bishop Owen Dolan celebrates his 90th birthday

Bishop Owen Dolan recently celebrated his 90th birthday at a gathering in Palmerston North with fellow Bishops, priests, diocesan staff, parishioners and friends. Bishop Peter Cullinane paid tribute Read more

Aquinas College Juniors give back to the SPCA volunteers

The junior young vinnies meet every Tuesday lunchtime at Aquinas College ages range from 12-14 yrs.New faces are joining every week and group has swelled to 18 members. The First project this group gRead more

Picton Holiday Home

The St Joseph Conference in Picton have a holiday home that is made available to be used by families in need. The cost is $50 per night or $350 per week. More details are available on application.

For bookings please phone Maria McConway
027 353 6756  or  (03) 573 7111