SVP members from across the diocese gathered at a Festival Meeting at St Cuthbert’s North Shields to mark two significant anniversaries - the 170th anniversary of the parish SVP Conference and the 170th anniversary of the parish SVP Conference of St Cuthbert’s, North Shields.
The Northern Cross newspaper published a feature to coincide with the celebrations, which includes:
- A brief history of the SVP in the diocese
- Prison visiting and support work carried out at St Dismas SVP Conference
- Services and work of the SVP’s Blackfriars Centre, a thriving community hub used by 900 people a week