News and events

New Friday meeting London E2

There is a new meeting in E2, on Fridays at 09.00:

Keddlestone Walk Community Centre THH
3 Hollybush Gardens,
London E2 9QT
More details here

17th DA UK Convention: First announcement

IT WORKS IF YOU WORK IT
DA UK Convention October 28th 2017
At Westminster Central Hall
10 till 5.30
£10 donation

Put it in your diaries – More information soon!

Visit the 2017 convention page


May 2017 minutes online

The Minutes of the Intergroup AGM held in May 2017 are now available on the DA UK website.  See the front page sidebar, or here.


Figures and Steps/Sponsorship Workshops Aug-Nov 2017

Figures workshops

Due to Success of Figures Workshop in early June 2017, Sabrina has offered to repeat this event.

This time it will be offered in 2 parts:

Part 1: Sat Aug. 5
FIGURES AND CATEGORIES
2.00 – 4.30 pm
£5 donation
At Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Part 2: Sat Sept 2
SPENDING PLAN
2.00 – 4.30 pm
£5 donation
At Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Steps/Sponsorship workshop, Sat 04 Nov 2017

Led by Daisy
2.00 – 5.00 pm
£5 donation
At Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Booking: For bookings and or info on these Workshops please get in touch with Rene at
reneinrecovery@gmail or text 07870 534748


March 2017 minutes online

The Minutes of the Intergroup AGM held in March 2017 are now available on the DA UK website.  See the front page sidebar, or here.


Sunday BDA for Creatives meeting has closed

The WC1 Sunday BDA for Creatives meeting has closed. See here.


January 2017 AGM minutes online

The Minutes of the Intergroup AGM held in January 2017 are now available on the DA UK website.  See the front page sidebar, or here.

Apologies for the delay, which was partly to a software glitch.


Vision Board Making Party / Fundraiser event

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


Figures and Spreadsheets Workshop June 3rd 2017

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 reneinrecovery@gmail.com
Please don’t just show, up as it’s strictly only 30 with advance tickets!


One member, one action for the month of April

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….

  1. 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)

  1. 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)

  1. 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.”

  1. 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:

  • Other 12 step meeting places
  • Citizens Advice Bureau and Citizens Advice Money worries outreach sessions
  • Church, Synagogue, Mosque, Buddhist centre or other religious centre
  • Library
  • GP surgery/health centre/hospital – waiting rooms or with your GP / health practitioner directly
  • Treatment / rehab centres
  • Court / law firms
  • Debt charities
  • Personal friends
  • Yoga Venues
  • Job Centres
  • Food banks
  • University
  • Community centres
  • Counselling services / therapist waiting rooms
  • Places of work
  • On the bus …

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 pisupport@debtorsanonymous.org.uk.

Thank you for carrying the message.

PI Team


New BDA meeting Tuesday evenings in London N1

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.


Sponsorship Pays Well- Call Sat 25 Mar at 6pm

Sponsorship Pays Well
The Benefits of Being a Sponsor and Working with a Sponsor in D.A.
This Fellowship-wide call will explore the incredible results that members have experienced from working with a sponsor and sponsoring others in D.A.
From the benefits of working through the steps to helping others with Step 1, there are great benefits to having a sponsor and being a sponsor in Debtors Anonymous. On this call a panel of three speakers who have experienced the benefits of both working with a sponsor and sponsoring others will share their experience, strength and hope on sponsorship.
It is through service that we grow in spirit, experience a remission of our common disease and watch our fellowship grow. Join us and share the joy.

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.

Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
6pm- 7.30pm UK
Dial-in Number:
0330 998 1214
Access Code:
275295#
Participants:
D.A. members worldwide, including but not limited to Group and Intergroup Representatives, Speakers/Panelists, WSC FCC Committee members, and General Service Board members. Welcome to all.
Purpose of This Call:

To celebrate the path to recovery in D.A. Tool 3:

Sponsorship: We have found it essential to our recovery to have a sponsor and to be a sponsor. A sponsor is a recovering debtor who guides us through the Twelve Steps and shares his or her own experience, strength, and recovery.

 

The Statement of Purpose of Debtors Anonymous reads:
In D.A., our purpose is threefold: to stop incurring unsecured debt, to share our experience with the newcomer, and to reach out to other debtors.
Any member of D.A. can provide service and aid in reaching the debtor who still suffers. Our communication and service within the Fellowship is a means of growing spiritually and doing important service in and for Debtors Anonymous.

New meeting: BDA for Creatives (Spiritual Focus)

New meeting: BDA for Creatives (Spiritual Focus)
Sunday 6-7pm
Millman St Community Centre
50 Millman St
London
WC1N 3EW
Format:
Week 1: PRG week- fellows get into groups of 3 to give and receive a 15 minute PRG
Week 2: Chair to share on this months tool/ additional tool
Week 3: Dealing with Symptoms of Debting
Week 4: Vision
Week 5: General Sharing
See here

Diversity Stories- Sat 18 March TIME CHANGE

Diversity
 Stories in
 Debtors Anonymous

Saturday 18 March

6pm-7.30pm UK time

Conference Call

+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.

CALL FORMAT

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

A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business
A Fellowship-wide Conference Call
WSC Business Debtors Anonymous Committee
 
Please Join Us!
Today: February 26, 2017
9pm- 10.30pm UK time

Featuring 3 speakers, bringing their experience, strength and hope to one of these topics:

What Is Spiritual Success?
A focus on solvency, good client relationships and self-care while building a successful business.
What Is a Spiritual Approach to Money?
A focus on taking attention off fear and lack; being of service versus grasping for oneself; is
receiving large amounts of money spiritually acceptable?
Why Is a Spiritual Approach Important to Our Lives?
A focus on trust and faith; overcoming vagueness and shame around money issues. How BDA helps live a spiritual life.
Each speaker will talk for 15 minutes, followed by a 10-minute Q&A
 
Call-in Numbers + Access Codes
USA: 641-552-9414 (920135#)

UK: +44 330 998 1259 (920135#)

If you miss the conference, you can access the playback of the recorded conference after it is over by calling: (641) 552-9282 access code 920135

 


DA 41st birthday celebration in Dublin on 18 Feb 2017

DA 41st birthday celebration in Dublin on 18 Feb 2017

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!


New Notting Hill BDA meeting on Tuesdays

New Tuesday night  – BDA Promises meeting 
Starting on 7th February 2017
7.00 pm – 1 hour duration 
Top floor meeting room 
Notting Hill Methodist Church 
More information here

Visions Workshop 14 January 2017

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 reneinrecovery@gmail.com for tickets
Nearest stations St James’s Park (District and Circle), Westminster (Jubilee) Victoria (main line and Victoria line)

debtors-anonymous-uk-visions-workshop-2017_page_1

Poster pdf


Monday 12.45 PRG meeting to close

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.


DA Christmas dinner tickets – booking deadline almost 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


New Telephone Meeting on Tuesday evenings

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.


The helpline email address is changing

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


September 2016 Intergroup minutes online

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.

 


DA UK Convention on Sat 15th October 2016

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.


Public Information flyer

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.

download DA PI flyer Oct 2016 (Word)

download DA PI flyer Oct 2016 (PDF)

 


DA Manual for Service available for download

The DA Manual for Service pdf can be downloaded from the DA World Service site here.  This has also been added to our Literature page.


July 2016 Intergroup minutes online

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.

 


New Glasgow meeting

There is now a Glasgow meeting, on the last Thursday of every month at 6.30 pm. See here.


May Intergroup minutes online

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.


DA Ireland meetings updated

The DA meetings in Ireland have been updated on the meetings list. See here.


The Manchester meeting has closed

We have been informed that the Thursday Manchester meeting has closed.  See here.


DA UK Convention on Sat 15th October 2016

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.


DA Pimlico Summer Workshops July 2016

The Tuesday Pimlico group are hosting a series of workshops on 5th, 12th and 19th July  2016.

More details: event page; meeting listing


Brighton meeting venue change

From 14 June 2016, the Tuesday Brighton meeting is moving to: Brighthelm Community Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD.  See here.


March Intergroup meeting minutes now available on website

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.


Monday Ringwood closed for the moment

For the moment, the meeting that was held on a Monday night at Ringwood has closed.  See here.


New Saturday meeting in Guildford

There will be a new meeting in Guildford, Saturdays from 11am-12pm, starting on 30th April 2016.  More details here.


DA UK 40th Birthday Party invitation

DA’s Birthday Party

Sunday 17th April 2016

3pm-5pm

52A Cromwell Road, London

PDF of invitation


Highlights of Intergroup Meeting 26th March 2016

Highlights of the March Intergroup Meeting are attached as a PDF – please take to groups for information!

DA Intergroup Meeting Highlights 2016 03 26


DA UK Convention 2016

16th DA UK Convention

This will take place on Saturday 15th October 2016 at Central Westminster Hall in Westminster

More details will appear here


Thursday telephone BDA meeting suspended

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.


Intergroup AGM minutes now available on website

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.


Cambridge meeting moving to Mondays

The Cambridge meeting on Tuesdays has now closed, and a new Monday meeting will start from 07 March.  More details here.


European DA Convention, Italy June 2016

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


DA website out of action 10-11 Feb 2016

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.


November 2015 Intergroup Minutes

The November 2015 Intergroup anonymised minutes are now available from the from the front page of the website, or here


Bristol meeting: only 2 meetings in January 2016

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.


Bayswater meeting time-change on 30th January only

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.


Bayswater meeting open on Boxing Day

The Saturday Bayswater meeting will be open on Boxing Day 2015, with a chair.  All welcome.  See here.


Stevenage reopening delayed until January 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Stevenage meeting will now reopen on Tuesday 5th January.  See here.


DA Christmas Dinner 2015 - places still available

DA Christmas Dinner 2015 – places still available

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

da christmas dinner 2015

 


Improving UK literature distribution: Shipping person sought

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.


Thursday Richmond meeting has closed

The Thursday Richmond ‘Under the Arches’ meeting has closed.  See here.


N1 Copenhagen St Monday meeting has closed

The London N1 meeting in Copenhagen St has closed with immediate effect.  See here.


Stevenage meeting temporary closure

The Stevenage meeting is now temporarily closed, and will reopen on 01 December 2015.  See here.


Thanksgiving DA event in California

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.

Sacramento flyer


September 2015 Intergroup minutes

The September 2015 Intergroup anonymised minutes are now available from the from the front page of the website, or here.


Friday Thames Ditton meeting has closed

The Friday Thames Ditton meeting has closed with immediate effect.  See here.


Manchester meeting 1st & 3rd Thursdays only

From September 2015, the Manchester meeting will take place only on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays on the month.  See here.


DA Convention 2015 details

Details of the London Convention, to be held on 31st October 2015, can be found here


July 2015 Intergroup minutes

The July 2015 Intergroup anonymised minutes are now available from the from the front page of the website, or here.


Monday Islington Upper St meeting moving to Copenhagen St in August

The Monday 7.45pm N1 Upper St meeting will become the Monday 7.30pm Copenhagen St meeting, from Aug 3rd.  More details here.


Flood St meeting moving to nearby Christchurch St in September

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.


New Pimlico meeting opening in September

A new meeting will open on Tuesdays at 7.00pm, from 01 September at the Pimlico Academy SW1V 3AT.  More information here.


New BDA telephone meeting on Thursday mornings

There is a new BDA telephone meeting on Thursdays at 7.30 am starting this week.  Details on both meetings lists.


New BDA meeting N1 (Haggerston) Tuesday mornings

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.