Mini Vinnies

St. Vincent de Paul (24 April 1581 – 27 September 1660) was a priest of the Catholic Church who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He was canonized in 1737. Vincent de Paul was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity, and is known as the "Great Apostle of Charity".

Mini Vinnies is a programme designed for groups of primary school students who are interested in social justice. Mini Vinnies students get together within their school to help those in need within their school, local or international community. Mini Vinnies introduces children to social justice issues, The St Vincent de Paul Society and to living faith through action. The group is supported by a teacher or parent within the school, by the local St Vincent de Paul parish conference and by St Vincent de Paul staff.

Our Mini Vinnies group is led by Mrs Ebbrell.


Summer term 2018 news

The Mini Vinnies held an own clothes day to raise funds for the SVP holiday home in North Wales. They sold ice pops at morning break too. Madeline Morrin from St.Werburgh's, Chester SVP came into school to receive the cheque.



The staff also decided to raise some money from a World Cup Football sweep. The money raised was presented to Mini-Vinnie leader by Mr Steve Fox. This money too was given to the SVP for the holiday home fund.






Contact the School

St Werburgh's and St Columba's Primary

Lightfoot Street

Tel: 01244 981228

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