Churches Together Speaker


Adrian Abel – SVP National President


 Adrian Abel’s career has spanned the business and churches voluntary sectors in a variety of roles. He has been Managing Director of Holliday Dispersions Ltd. In the last decade he has served as President of the Society of Dyers and Colourists.
He joined the SVP in 1965 chairing the National Youth Committee in the 1970s and serving on National Council. He served as President of Leeds Central Council in the 1990s and was appointed a Trustee in 1997. He has had Health & Safety and communications responsibilities until being appointed Honorary Treasurer. He was elected President in 2012.

The St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known – the SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. The Society is a lay organisation initially formed in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions, and active in England & Wales since 1844. Placed under the Patronage of St Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and works. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form.


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