Our Mini Vinnies are the hands of God at St Bede’s – ensuring our Catholic Social Teachings are at the heart of our school. They work as ambassadors in our school and local community to identify and promote good causes.

Mini Vinnies are 7 to 11-year old pupils 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.


What happens at a Mini Vinnies Meeting?

A President is elected by the Mini Vinnies to lead the meeting and organise the group. Mrs Powell runs the Minnie Vinnies in school and helps to co-ordinate the group and give help and practical advice.

  • The president opens the meeting with a prayer.
  • A short spiritual reading/reflection follows. This is usually read by our Vice President.
  • Group members then talk about the Mini Vinnie’s activities they have done since the last meeting and discuss suggestions in the school suggestion box.
  • Any future plans are then discussed.
  • The president concludes the meeting with a prayer.
  • Our meeting is shared on our school community board.