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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Mini Vinnies

Who are the Mini Vinnies?

Mini Vinnies follow in the footsteps of Christ and St Vincent de Paul.

The Mini Vinnies are the youngest members of the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need. 



The Mini Vinnies get together in primary schools and parishes across England and Wales to live out their mission of see, think, do, supporting their school community and beyond alongside the SVP. Most Mini Vinnies are between the ages of seven and eleven, but even children as young as five are living out the mission too.



Mini Vinnies turn concern into action by…


  • Praying for those in need

  • Making cards for those who may be sick, isolated, lonely or in prison

  • Visiting local care homes to sing and share stories with residents

  • Taking part in arts and crafts to share with others

  • Running food collections for a local food bank

  • Supporting other children in their school or parish

A gift from the Mini Vinnie's - M&M Easter prayer

Mini Vinnies gifted a bag of M&Ms to the adults in school as gift for their hard work towards Easter and after all their efforts in Holy Week.

Mini Vinnies meet Catherine an SVP volunteer

The Way of the Cross Service

Lenten Liturgy

Our First Meeting

Meet the Mini Vinnies