st vincent de paul
logo 2

About Us
Run almost entirely by volunteers, the St Vincent de Paul Society is a worldwide organisation of lay Catholics who want to express their faith through service to the poor. The Society has been operating in South Africa since 1856. SVDP Walmer conference was formed in June 1950 and is active in the PE Diocese. We currently have 10 members but are fortunate to have regular assistance at our monthly food distributions from members of the parish and the Oratory students during their study terms.

What we do

  • - Monthly food distribution to 140 selected families from the Walmer Township.
  • - Financial assistance to pre-school children at St Anne’s, selected from our 140 families.
  • - Visitation and assistance to urban families who find themselves in destitute circumstances.
  • - Weekly provision of sandwiches to the Parish Office for passing poor.
  • - Distribution of clothing to various organisations in the Walmer Township.

Our Education Wish List
Currently we assist preschool learners going to St Anne’s. We would like to extend this further by helping these learners get all the way through to University


All you need to join the Society is a strong desire to follow Christ through service to those in need, and so bear witness to His compassionate and liberating love.
Meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at 17:30 (Upstairs in the church hall).

Distributions are done every first Saturday of the month at 08:00 (in the church hall).



Benefits to you as a donor
All donations to SVDP, up to 10% of your taxable income (Companies and Individuals) are Tax deductible. You will be provided with a Tax certificate at the end of every tax year to submit with your tax return.
As a company, all monies spent on this cause may be allocated to the Social Economic Development element of your BBBEE rating.
By donating you become a part of our society, you contribute to the feeding (and clothing) of 140 people, you commit to sending learners through pre-school, school and further and so much more.



Cash contributions for the food parcel may be made by placing your contribution in an envelope marked “SVDP” in the collection plate or by direct deposit to the SVDP bank account:-    

St Vincent De Paul Society

FNB, Walmer

Branch Code 211 217

Current Account No 54591740675

Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ (for international donors only)

Please email proof of deposit to:

If you would like to support the education of one of our underprivileged children this can be done by contacting us directly (via the parish office).

Quick Enquiry

Please Fill Out The Form

Contact Us

Tel and address information

Postal address:

P.O. Box 5012
Walmer 6065

Port Elizabeth

South Africa


Physical location:

Corner of 8th Ave & Fordyce Rd, Walmer


Contact details:

Office (041) 581-2035

Out of hours (041) 581-6860
Fax: 086 550 5013



Our Location

Google Map


OK / Close