News and events
Sunday BDA Creatives (Sundays London WC1) are holding a Vision Board Making Party / Fundraiser event
Sunday 30th April 5.45-6.45pm
Contact Anna 07746230833 for details
Meeting details here
There will be a Figures and Spreadsheets Workshop run by Sabrina on June 3rd, 1.30 – 5.30
Venue: Westminster Methodist Hall, Broadbent Room
Cost: £5 donation
Booking: Space is very limited – just 30 seats available. Please get your ticket and book via Rene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don’t just show, up as it’s strictly only 30 with advance tickets!
Dear DA members,
We are carrying on our tradition of ‘One member, one action’ for the month of April. If every member took just one action, imagine the impact it would have on carrying the DA message to the debtor who still suffer. Could you call a newcomer, sponsor a member or….
- Find Materials
DA Posters & awareness cards (business cards with DA info) available from meeting PI rep, Literature rep & Intergroup Literature Rep
OR Poster available to download and print from DA website http://debtorsanonymous.org.uk/carrying-the-message (you can modify with your meeting details if you wish)
- Plan where to go
Start local – near your meeting venue, even a noticeboard at the meeting venue. Other places near your meeting – shops, newsagent, doctor’s surgeries etc. (see list below)
- Think about what you’ll say
Keep it short and simple! Have your ‘pitch’ ready – something you’re comfortable with. We found something like this worked well:
“I’m from a local support group that helps people who have debt and problems with money, it’s really helped me and we want to let people know where to find us.”
- Go to the venues and ask them
It’s best to ask first – some locations might have a policy about what can be on view in their premises. They may let you know where you can put things up.
Where to spread the word?
Here are some ideas from DA fellows of places we could spread the word – putting up a poster or having a conversation about DA:
More ideas available on DA website here http://debtorsanonymous.org.uk/carrying-the-message. The fellowship wants to hear from you, if you/your group need help with this or you want to share what your one action email email@example.com.
Thank you for carrying the message.
A new BDA meeting will start on Tuesday April 4th in St.Mary’s Church, Upper Street. N1 2TX, 5pm – 6pm.
See here for more details.
All D.A. members are welcome to attend. Members interested in sponsorship as a path to spiritual growth and growth of the fellowship are especially welcome.
To celebrate the path to recovery in D.A. Tool 3:
Diversity Stories in Debtors Anonymous
Saturday 18 March
6pm-7.30pm UK time
+44 330 998 1256 (UK) Passcode: 864063#
The membership of Debtors Anonymous is wide-ranging. Our goal is to share member stories from around the world that illustrate the broad range of recovery experiences found in D.A.
Our hope is that the stories will reflect the rich variety of recovery found through working the Twelve Steps and applying the program tools.
The call will:
- celebrate the diversity that already exists in D.A.
- encourage members to share their unique recovery experiences.
- provide a forum for members to share their experience, strength, and hope regarding our common solution.
There will be four speakers (sharing for 10 minutes each), followed by 20 minutes of open sharing, and 20 minutes of Q&A.
All D.A. members worldwide are invited to participate.
Join us to hear the variety of recovery stories found in D.A.
Presented by the World Service Conference Diversity Caucus in cooperation with the World Service Conference International Caucus and the General Service Board Public Information and International Committees, to enable the broadest global participation.
The mission of the Diversity Caucus is to support the Fellowship in carrying the message of Debtors Anonymous to the debtor in underserved populations and locations. We coordinate with all World Service Conference committees by developing best practices for doing service and sharing it with D.A. as a whole.
A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business: A Fellowship-wide Conference Call on Sunday 26 February
9pm- 10.30pm UK time
Featuring 3 speakers, bringing their experience, strength and hope to one of these topics:
UK: +44 330 998 1259 (920135#)
DA Ireland are having a Celebration day – 41! Years of DA, on Saturday 18 Feb 2017, in Dublin.
There is a usually DA meeting upstairs in the Abbey Street Mission between 12.20 and 1.20pm and then we have an afternoon of Speakers and mini PRMs between 2-6.30pm at the same venue – Abbey Street Mission Hall, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 2.
Please let your groups know in case anyone is over in Dublin and fancies some fellowship!
There will be a Visions Workshop in Central London on 14th January 2017
Venue: Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH
Time: 2.30 – 5.30pm
Cost: Suggested donation £5
Book in advance – numbers limited to 30 – places already going!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets
Nearest stations St James’s Park (District and Circle), Westminster (Jubilee) Victoria (main line and Victoria line)
The final meeting of the “Be Careful What You Wish For” PRG meeting at 12.45 pm Monday in the West End is on 12th December 2016. However, the meeting will hopefully continue when another venue is found. See here.
Dear Festive Fellows,
We warmly invite you to share a spicy Christmas meal with us!
A special Indian Vegetarian Buffet will be served on Saturday 17th December from 2-5pm.
There are still seats left – please book as soon as possible
- At: Diwana Bhel Poori House, 121-123 Drummond St, London NW1 2HL
- Tube: Euston Square
- £10 Buffet with Tea /Coffee and Desert plus tip
- Please contact Rene or Teresa to book by 5th December
- Rene:07870 534748, Teresa:07887 622242
Download invite pdf
There will be a telephone meeting from 8-9 pm on Tuesdays from 29th November 2016.
More details here. Further information will be added when available.
To get rid of spam we experience, the DA UK help email has now changed to: help AT debtorsanonymous.org.uk
Please update any literature you have
The Minutes of the Intergroup AGM held in September 2016 are now available on the DA UK website. See the front page sidebar, or here.
The annual DA UK Convention is almost upon us! It will be held in London on Sat 15th October 2016 at Central Westminster Hall in London. More details and a flyer for the convention are available on the convention 2016 page.
The Public Information committee at DA UK has created a poster for DA so that people can download it from in the website if they’re wanting to do PI.
The Minutes of the Intergroup AGM held in July 2016 are now available on the DA UK website. See the front page sidebar, or here.
There is now a Glasgow meeting, on the last Thursday of every month at 6.30 pm. See here.
The Minutes of the Intergroup AGM held in May 2016 are now available on the DA UK website. See the front page sidebar, or here.
The DA meetings in Ireland have been updated on the meetings list. See here.
We have been informed that the Thursday Manchester meeting has closed. See here.
The annual DA UK Convention will be held in London on Sat 15th October 2016. More details and a flyer for the convention are now available on the convention 2016 page.
The Tuesday Pimlico group are hosting a series of workshops on 5th, 12th and 19th July 2016.
From 14 June 2016, the Tuesday Brighton meeting is moving to: Brighthelm Community Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD. See here.
The Minutes of the Intergroup meeting held in March 2016 are now available on the DA UK website. See the front page sidebar, or here.
For the moment, the meeting that was held on a Monday night at Ringwood has closed. See here.
There will be a new meeting in Guildford, Saturdays from 11am-12pm, starting on 30th April 2016. More details here.
Sunday 17th April 2016
52A Cromwell Road, London
Highlights of the March Intergroup Meeting are attached as a PDF – please take to groups for information!
16th DA UK Convention
This will take place on Saturday 15th October 2016 at Central Westminster Hall in Westminster
More details will appear here
The Thursday morning BDA telephone meeting has been suspended at present due to low uptake (see here).
Anyone wishing to take over leading the meeting, using the same meeting format (day and time to suit), welcome to do so. If interested, contact naomiengelkamp AT icloud.com.
The Minutes of the Intergroup AGM held in Jan 2016 are now available on the DA UK website. See the front page sidebar, or here.
The Cambridge meeting on Tuesdays has now closed, and a new Monday meeting will start from 07 March. More details here.
The second European DA Convention will be held on 03-05 June 2016 in Italy. For more information see the convention website (https://europeanda.wordpress.com/), or see the convention page on the UK website
The site was unavailable for a significant part of two days, due to problems at the hosting site that required a shutdown and staged recovery. All is well now, and apologies for those of you inconvenienced.
The November 2015 Intergroup anonymised minutes are now available from the from the front page of the website, or here
The Bristol DA group will meet on alternate weeks in January 2016. The meeting will be held on Sunday 10th and Sunday 24th Jan, 5pm at Redland Park URC Church.
There will be NO meeting on 17th and 31st January. Normal service should be resumed in February. See here.
On Saturday 30th January 2016 the St Matthews Church Bayswater meeting will start at 2.30pm (not the usual 11am). This is due to a one-off event. Meeting times will return to 11am again from Saturday 6th February. See here.
The Saturday Bayswater meeting will be open on Boxing Day 2015, with a chair. All welcome. See here.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Stevenage meeting will now reopen on Tuesday 5th January. See here.
Following the DA convention, 11 people signed up for the DA Christmas Dinner, and there are now 9 spaces left.
The Christmas Party will be held in a private function room at The Red Lemon pub, 45 All Saints Road, W11 1HE from 6pm until 11pm. See poster attached, and if interested email us at events AT debtorsanonymous.org.uk
Intergroup is keen to improve the literature distribution throughout the UK and the other countries we serve. For this reason it was decided that Literature would be handled by 2 people:
- one for shipping and handling
- the other for the literature admin
Intergroup is actively seeking a second person, who would start off with shipping out orders to the groups and members. Are you up for it? Curious? See here for more information.
The Thursday Richmond ‘Under the Arches’ meeting has closed. See here.
The London N1 meeting in Copenhagen St has closed with immediate effect. See here.
The Stevenage meeting is now temporarily closed, and will reopen on 01 December 2015. See here.
The Debtors Anonymous Intergroup of Sacramento have asked us to mention a big DA event in California on November 27th 2015, in case anyone is in the area. A flyer is attached.
The September 2015 Intergroup anonymised minutes are now available from the from the front page of the website, or here.
The Friday Thames Ditton meeting has closed with immediate effect. See here.
From September 2015, the Manchester meeting will take place only on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays on the month. See here.
Details of the London Convention, to be held on 31st October 2015, can be found here
The July 2015 Intergroup anonymised minutes are now available from the from the front page of the website, or here.
The Monday 7.45pm N1 Upper St meeting will become the Monday 7.30pm Copenhagen St meeting, from Aug 3rd. More details here.
The longstanding Tuesday Flood St meeting is closing at the end of August, and will re-open in Christchurch St, just a short walk away. More details here.
A new meeting will open on Tuesdays at 7.00pm, from 01 September at the Pimlico Academy SW1V 3AT. More information here.
There is a new BDA telephone meeting on Thursdays at 7.30 am starting this week. Details on both meetings lists.
A new BDA meeting is starting this week, 8.45-9.45am at St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Church, Northchurch Terrace, London N1 4DA. See here.
There is a new meeting 7-8pm on Fridays in Thames Ditton (KT7 0PP). More information here.
The Minutes for the Intergroup meeting held on 28 March 2015 are now on the website, available here, or from the front page sidebar.
The ‘Fear of Success’ Friday meeting in Eastcheap, London EC3 has closed with immediate effect. See here.
At the March 2015 meeting, Intergroup agreed that the amount GSRs could claim for travel should rise from 20 to 50%. See here for details.
A grateful debtor is hoping to set up a meeting in Brixton on a Saturday afternoon at 3pm. He is currently researching venues. If you would be interested in helping and getting involved, please email info1@debtorsanonymous.
There is now a DA meeting on Monday evenings at 7.45 pm in St Mary’s Church, Islington N1 2TX. Details here.