Our conference has 10 full members and 2 auxiliary members. The SVP conference meet together once a fortnight for an hour on a Monday at 7:30pm following the weekday mass at St Christopher’s to pray together, discuss those who are in need of our help and support, and to plan events. Unfortunately, we have had to suspend our meetings until further notice due to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
𝐓𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟
Hi, I am Eliz Hopkins & I have lived in Wolverhampton for about three years. I work for a homeless charity in Birmingham. I enjoy crafting, crochet & music.
𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝗩𝗣 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲, 𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗽 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘆𝗙𝟬𝟮𝟭𝟰𝟬𝟮@𝘀𝘃𝗽.𝗼𝗿𝗴.𝘂𝗸
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐕𝐏?
My dad was a member of the SVP conference in his parish in Bristol. He served as a member for over 50 years. He was also on the District & Central Councils. His dedication & care have been a real inspiration.
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐕𝐏?
I was first a member in St Albans five years ago, then joined the conference in Codsall/Tettenhall three years ago.𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐕𝐏?
I see the work of the SVP as a practical & tangible way of providing help & support for those who need it most in my local area. It’s really important to me that the church is outward looking & not self-serving. I feel that, through the work of the SVP, I can play a part in making a real difference in a person’s life.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐕𝐏?
As conference secretary, I take minutes at meetings and promote our work. During the past six months I have been delivering church newsletters to parishioners who do not have access to it via the internet. Delivering newsletters is a small thing but it makes a huge difference for people to feel connected to the community when they cannot physically be there.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐕𝐏 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡?
Being able to make a practical difference is so rewarding. I enjoy having meaningful connections with people. I have also valued getting to know more people in the local area & parish. It has given me a sense of community too.