Vincent de Paul Scotland

The Saint Peter’s Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society was founded in 1949. The Society is still going strong and is the longest serving organisation within the parish. It aims are to help the poor locally – whether parishioners or not – and elsewhere. It relies on donations to distribute to the less fortunate. Members of the Society also act as pass-keepers at Church services. Meetings are held on Monday evenings in the Parish Centre. Vincent de Paul was born to a peasant family in France in 1580. He was ordained a priest in 1600. He established a charity for the assistance of the poor. Vincent died in 1660 and was made a saint in 1737. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was founded in Paris in 1833 by a group of Catholic students who, led by Frederic Ozanam (1813-53), aimed to put their faith into action through direct contact and assistance to the poor. Inspired by the work and teachings of Saint Vincent de Paul, the group placed itself under his patronage.

Please Contact St Vincent de Paul at St Peter’s on 07722 464063

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Mission Statement

The Church of Saint Peter in Chains is a Catholic Church in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland. Saint Peter in Chains belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway. It is a relatively young Church having been opened in 1938. Most Churches in the surrounding towns are well over a hundred years old. The Parish hopes to re-energise the local Church through authentic witness that can inspire people to rediscover the message of Catholicism.

We hope to play an active part in the New Evangelisation by striving to be “missionary disciples”. This website exists for two reasons. Firstly, it informs the community of Church services and other events and secondly, it records the history of the parish. These aims form our mission statement.