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St Vincent de Paul Society in New Zealand tackles poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.

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.

If you are needing assistance in some way please visit our shops page and find a shop local to you. They will be able to help direct you to support services in your area.

Vincentian Foundation for the Elderly

Since being established, the Foundation has provided funding for many senior orientated projects. The current focus is on providing grants to help fund hearing aids for seniors on low incomes throughout New Zealand. Find out how you can help or apply for a grant.

New Leader for St Vincent de Paul NZ

Long-time Wellington Vincentian Terry Jordan has been elected as the Society’s new National President. Terry has been a member of the Conference in Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt, since 2008 and has held leadership roles at Conference, Area Council and National Board levels.

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Latest News

Spiritual Reflection - March 2023

TUWHITIA TE HOPO! Banish your fears! Feel the fear and do it anyway! A popular hymn these days ‘BE NOT AFRAID’ is inspired by texts in the 1st Testament of the bible and incorporates theRead more

Circular Letter to SVDP Members - 31 January 2023

The President General speaks of the importance of succession at the Council General and gives some advice to the Vincentians Today, January 31th, 2023, another Circular Letter written by brotherRead more

Spiritual Reflection - February 2023

Ko tangata  takahi manuhiri, ko te marae puehu: Insult the visitor and you contaminate the marae. This magnificent whakatauakī (saying) reveals an understanding that something connects us with eachRead more

Spiritual Reflection - January 2023

I grew up in south Taranaki with the mountain staring at me as I stood at our backdoor. My memory has me seeing myself positioned right in the middle of this beauty pondering Phantom’s Peak, theRead more

Spiritual Reflection - December 2022

A great meditation for me is to ponder the characters in the Nativity story: Joseph, Mary, the Three Wise Men and observe what comes to mind. When I do this, two words keeps surfacing: generous andRead more

Spiritual Reflection - November 2022

You have already been told what is right And what God wants of you. Only this, to live justly, To love faithfully And to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) Christianity is a religRead more

Spiritual Reflection - October 2022

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, Read more

Spiritual Reflection - September 2022

We are used to saying, ‘God is Love’ and in modern times we have emphasised the covenant relationship with God through Jesus as being initiated by God out of love. But the word love is not all thRead more

Spiritual Reflection - August 2022

While all the people were listening he said to the disciples, ‘Beware of the scribes who like to walk about in long robes and love to be greeted in the market squares, to take the front seats inRead more

Spiritual Reflection - July 2022

Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these,  You did it also to me. (Matt 25:45) Whether it is true or not I leave you to judge, but I think that in days gone by, weRead more

Terror in Ukraine: 100 days of a senseless war

Today, the Russian military operation that culminated with the invasion of Ukraine reaches its 100th day. Regrettably, international diplomacy has failed to find a quick solution to thisRead more

Spiritual Reflection - June 2022

Widen the space of your tent, Stretch out your hangings freely, Lengthen your ropes, make your pegs firm: For you will burst out to right and to left. (Is 54:2) In a podcast I made for the St VincentRead 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