St.Vincent de Paul (SVP) Group  

 The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation whose main purpose is to seek and find those in any kind of need and to offer them help through practical assistance and/or befriending.

Within the parish, we visit the housebound elderly and those in local care homes, and we have also provided emergency financial assistance to local families. In the summer, we host an afternoon tea for seniors in the parish garden and, at Christmas, we take our elderly parishioners a Christmas gift. We are partnered with the SVP in Sudan and have made a donation to help their work. We have also shared our resources with St John’s SVP in Burnley, who are supporting 10 refugee families.

There are leaflets at the back of church with further details and there is further information online at .

Anyone in need can contact us on our dedicated phone number (0743 451 3732), via Father Paul/Father Gavin or any of our members, or via the website. All personal information is treated in strict confidence.

We welcome new members. Please speak to Richard Yates/John Noone or to Fr Paul.

To find out more or to join this group please contact

Meetings every month as announced

St Ambrose Barlow, Moorside Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 9PD
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr Paul F Smith STL

Tel: 0161 794 1089 Email:



Saint Charles' and Saint Mark's churches are now closed for the next few weeks.

Please note, Masses will only be streamed for the time being.

 The Week Ahead …..

 Sunday 10 January.      Second Sunday of Ordinary Time. Streamed Mass - 10.00am                                   

Monday 11 January .     Weekday in Ordinary Time.  10.00am Streamed Mass.  12.00noon Funeral service for Edward Foy RIP (In Saint Charles)

Tuesday 12 January. Weekday in Ordinary Time. 8.30am Streamed Mass.  10.30am. Funeral Mass for Frank Flynn RIP (In Saint Charles)

Wednesday 13 January.   Weekday in Ordinary Time.   7.00pm.  Streamed Mass.

Thursday 14 January.  Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr. 8.30am Streamed Mass.

 Friday 15 January.  Saint Vincent, deacon and martyr. 10.00am Streamed Mass.

 Saturday 16 January.    Weekday in Ordinary Time. No Mass in parish today.

Sunday  17 January.     Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.  10.00am. Streamed Mass


All Masses in Saint Charles church will now be live streamed.  Access is by clicking the words at the top of this page or consult newsletter for more details.


More details of parish events in weekly Newsletter.