Help for Refugees

The SVP helps all in need, as far as we are able to given our resources. Over the years we have helped many refugees, both with basic needs such as clothes and furniture, as well as by helping them with their claims for asylum.

In response to the recent crisis involving large numbers of refugees seeking a safe haven in Europe, we have organised a petition asking the Government to show more compassion, and we are also organised some prayer vigils, to pray for refugees and asylum seekers.

Petition Update

Over 3,500 signatures were collected and presented to the House of Commons by Robert Flello, MP on Wednesday 10th December, International Human Rights Day.

 

The SVP has alwaysIn response to the refugee crisis, we have prepared resources for you to download and use.

Vincentian Concern article

Here is the article that appeared in the Winter VC, which summarieses what the SVP is doing.

Prayer for refugees: prayer cards will be sent to all Conferences with the VC

More cards are available from the National Office. Please email or phone to order more (for free!). Available while stocks last.Rembrandt painting showing holy family fleeing

Almighty and merciful God, whose son became a refugee and had no place to call his own; look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger, homeless and hungry.

Bless those who work to bring them relief; inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your kingdom of justice and peace. 

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen  

(prayer written by Rt Rev Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover.)

Prayer Vigil: an order of service as well as guidance notes

Order of service (This is formatted as an A5 booklet. Download it then open with Adobe Reader and when you print, choose to print as booklet and it should print correctly on A4 paper which you can then fold to make the booklet)

Guidance Notes for organisers

Petition: forms you can download and print out, as well as guidance notes

LATEST (7TH DECEMBER): 3,608 SIGNATURES RECEIVED SO FAR!

Petition forms

Guidance Notes for organisers

Template letter to send to your MP

Download the following Word document. Then edit it using your own words as much as possible and send to your MP. In the file there are also instructions for emailing your MP which you might find easier.

Template letter to send to your MP

- See more at: http://svp.org.uk/node/571#sthash.t2FeLpyi.dpuf

In response to the refugee crisis, we have prepared resources for you to download and use.

Vincentian Concern article

Here is the article that appeared in the Winter VC, which summarieses what the SVP is doing.

Prayer for refugees: prayer cards will be sent to all Conferences with the VC

More cards are available from the National Office. Please email or phone to order more (for free!). Available while stocks last.Rembrandt painting showing holy family fleeing

Almighty and merciful God, whose son became a refugee and had no place to call his own; look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger, homeless and hungry.

Bless those who work to bring them relief; inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your kingdom of justice and peace. 

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen  

(prayer written by Rt Rev Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover.)

Prayer Vigil: an order of service as well as guidance notes

Order of service (This is formatted as an A5 booklet. Download it then open with Adobe Reader and when you print, choose to print as booklet and it should print correctly on A4 paper which you can then fold to make the booklet)

Guidance Notes for organisers

Petition: forms you can download and print out, as well as guidance notes

LATEST (7TH DECEMBER): 3,608 SIGNATURES RECEIVED SO FAR!

Petition forms

Guidance Notes for organisers

Template letter to send to your MP

Download the following Word document. Then edit it using your own words as much as possible and send to your MP. In the file there are also instructions for emailing your MP which you might find easier.

Template letter to send to your MP

- See more at: http://svp.org.uk/node/571#sthash.t2FeLpyi.dpuf