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SVP Conference commissioning ceremony in Norwich

On the feast day of St Vincent de Paul, St George SVP Conference, Norwich, held a commissioning ceremony at St Boniface Church in Hellesdon to welcome its new members.

The ceremony, on September 27, also enabled all members to “renew their promise of service to the Society and to the poor, thereby deepening the spiritual dimension of their vocation”.

Conference President, Teresa Richards, invited the newly-elected East Anglia Central Council President, Joan Wall, to join the service.

Teresa said: “we are delighted that Joan travelled all the way from Ely to join us for this ceremony.  As well as the commissioning, we wanted to thank the retired members of our conference, who joined us, for their long years of service and dedication to helping poor, marginalised, lonely and vulnerable people in our community.” 

Certificates of long service were awarded to Denis Fogarty and John Merriman.  Graham Wood, who had received his certificate earlier in the year, with his wife, Pat, were also in attendance.

Pictured above are retired, current and new members of St George SVP Conference with EACC President, Joan Wall.