St Mary Magdalen Catholic

St Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Junior School

Mini Vinnies


The Mini Vinnies are quite literally mini St. Vincent de Paul’s.

Mini Vinnies are 7 to 11 year olds based in schools and parishes across England and Wales, and in several other countries across the world. They come together to form a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society England and Wales, a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms. Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in their communities. 


Mini Vinnies truly turn concern into action as they use the simple formula of ‘See, Think, To’ to find people in need and help them. They might help by: 

  • Charity Work– raising funds for different charities,
  • Collecting food parcels or gift boxes for vulnerable children in the school community,
  • Volunteering at a local coffee morning to serve and talk to the parishioners,
  • Leading collective worship in our school,
  • Running food collections for a local foodbank.


Meet Our Mini Vinnies 

"We are the Mini Vinnies! Each class has two Mini Vinnies, and we work closely with Ms Roland to celebrate our Catholic faith with all children. We do this by leading whole school assemblies, fund raising (recently we went around the school selling poppies for Remembrance Day), going to the little Convent every Wednesday for the Wednesday Word and supporting our friends in learning about God. In class, we lead the Collective Worship and help our friends plan their own collective worships. Being a Mini Vinnie is a very important job and we all love doing it!"