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Ace of Clubs - Support for the Homeless

The Redemptorist clergy and parishioners of St Mary’s have a long-standing and proud connection with the Ace of Clubs, since it was formed in 1995.

The Ace of Clubs depends upon the support of local volunteers. Find out how you can volunteer here.

About the Ace of Clubs

The Ace of Clubs is a Redemptorist initiative that began as a response to the many homeless and vulnerable knocking at the red door of the St Mary’s Monastery in St Alphonsus Road, Clapham asking for help.

The Redemptorists provided the location, manpower and resources for Ace to begin in 1995. Ace is now an open access day centre that acts as a ‘one-stop shop’, providing the homeless, vulnerable and dispossessed with: Hot and cold meals, Hot showers, Clothing/toiletries, Laundry facilities, Coffee and tea, In-house NHS nurses, NHS dental services, Case-working, Education & training, IT facilities, Mobile phone charging, Mail-boxes and Veterinary help. 

For over 25 years the Ace of Clubs has provided an estimated 500,000+ meals, helped 10,000 clients get off the streets and onto their feet. Miracles take place at Ace every day!

St Vincent de Paul (SVP)

The St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales) is part of an international Christian voluntary network dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need.


The St Mary’s Parish has been a proud and generous supporter of SVP for many years.

Please send an email to if you'd like to volunteer for the SVP or learn more.

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