Closures / non-closures of meetings over the Christmas and New Year holiday period are indicated on the meetings lists where we have been informed. See here. If you wish to add information, contact webmaster [AT] debtorsanonymous.org.uk
The Salisbury group has closed, at least for the foreseeable future. See here.
The DA meeting in Salthill, Galway, Ireland, Friday 1pm-2pm has recently closed. See here.
NEW DA MEETING
Starts 27 Nov 2017
In the Headley Room
St Martins Church Hall – opp
Ye Olde Kings Head
EPSOM KT17 4PX
A RICH LIFE WITHOUT DEBT
Helping people recover from Debt
18.30 To 19.30
Saturday December 16, 1.00pm
At: Diwana Bhel Poori House
121-123 Drummond Street, London NW 1
Indian Vegetarian Buffet
Contact Rene at
Seating is limited
There is a new Bristol BDA meeting on Wednesday mornings (1st/3rd weeks of month). See here.
The Steps Workshop due to take place on Saturday 04 November has been cancelled due to illness.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
Spreadsheets and PRGs Workshop
2 December 2017 from 2pm to 5pm
Westminster Methodist Hall, London
(Room will be confirmed nearer the date)
Reserve by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Download flier pdf
The World Service Conference Committee of Business Debtors Anonymous (BDA) presents A Fellowship-Wide conference call
A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business
Sunday, November 19, 7:00 to 8:30pm GMT
Call 0330 998 1253 then press access code 172285#
HOW CAN SELF CARE IMPROVE MY BUSINESS?
Speaker will address issues such as paying yourself a salary, medical insurance, prudent reserve, vacations, sick days, retirement plans, and dealing with difficult and poor-paying clients.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I PUT MONEY BEFORE SPIRITUALITY?
Speaker will address spiritually sustainable earning, their connection with a higher power, and why money is not their higher power.
HOW DOES GRATITUDE CREATE A PROSPEROUS BUSINESS?
Speaker will focus on how a mindful shift to an “attitude of gratitude” affects all aspects of our business, including putting our needs first and creating more clarity with our business. This call will include three speakers, each sharing their experience, strength and hope for 15 minutes on one of the above topics. After the speaker presentations, callers will be given the opportunity to participate in timed shares.
USA & CANADA CALL-IN NUMBER 712.451.0983 access code 172285# To playback the recording (speaker shares only) 712.451.1092 access code 172285#
Connect across the globe Provide participants with a local in-country dial-in number from any of the 61 countries listed below: Access Code: 172285#
Would somebody please be willing to do the service of keeping two small Vases that we use at DA Conventions etc (see photo below)?
They are currently at a fellows house around Waterloo vicinity who has graciously had them for the past year and he would like to pass them on.
If anyone would like to do this please contact reneinrecovery@gmail
There is a new BDA meeting in Brighton on Tuesdays at 17.30, running before the DA meeting the same evening (starting 07 November). See here.
The WSC Fellowship Communications Committee Presents “Visions – Individual”
DA Members Share Their Experience Strength and Hope
This Fellowship-wide call will explore the many levels in which having a clear vision can contribute to spiritual growth and our individual capacities for abundance. Many of us came into DA in a state of complete helplessness and hopelessness – stuck in a restricted life where we were constantly gasping for breath. Accompanied with the steps and tools of DA, being willing to explore and move toward our visions can result in profound displays of DA’s promises.
Come join us in to hear personal stories of visions realized, and how three members moved from a life of unmanageability to a life of dreams and visions realized. Through recovery, as we align our will with a Power Greater than ourselves, we begin to live our deepest visions, sometimes in unexpected ways, and find freedom, happiness, and serenity, beyond our wildest dreams.
Participants – Worldwide Debtors Anonymous Members at all service levels and especially Newcomers.
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 5pm- 6.30pm UK Time
(1:00 – 2:30 EST)
Dial In: United Kingdom +44 330 998 1253
Enter Access Code: 214 – 381#
Some charges may apply, depending on your phone service. Web-based phone alternatives are available. See list below for international numbers.
To listen to the recorded calls dial (319) 527-2885 Code 214 – 382# Press #1
Upcoming FCC “Visions Phone Forums”
“Visions – Group” and “Visions – Fellowship.”
Dates will be announced once they are finalized.
Responsibility Pledge: “I pledge to extend my hand and offer the hope of recovery to anyone who reaches out to Debtors Anonymous.”
Please share this announcement at your meetings.
Please forward this e-mail to other D.A. members.
Following are International dial-in numbers. Access Code: 214 – 381#
United Kingdom +44 330 998 1253
The Minutes of the Intergroup meetings held in July and September 2017 are now available on the DA UK website. See the front page sidebar, or here.
The Tuesday 7pm meeting in Pimlico will have its last meeting on 10th October 2017. The following Monday (16th October), a new meeting will open at the Soho Recovery Centre in Charing Cross Rd. See here.
The Monday 1pm Hinde St meeting (New Beginnings) has closed. See here.
The 7.00 pm Tuesday BDA Promises meeting at the Notting Hill Methodist Church, 240 Lancaster Road W11 has closed due to lack of support. See here.
The Saturday morning Guildford meeting has moved to Mondays at 7.00 pm, to a different room in the same venue. See here.
In February 2017, the Chair of the General Service Board convened an ad hoc committee to address the Fellowship’s $48,000.00 projected deficit in our FY 17 spending plan. The members of the ad hoc committee realize this situation is far from ideal.
- The Fifth and Seventh Traditions, 12&12&12
- The Fourth, Fifth, and Tenth Tools of The Twelve Tools of D.A.
- Pressure Relief Groups & Pressure Relief Meetings pamphlet
- The Seventh Tradition: How to Contribute to Our Fellowship,
D.A. Manual for Service (DAMS)
- Finance Report,
There is a new meeting in E2, on Fridays at 09.00:
The Minutes of the Intergroup meeting held in May 2017 are now available on the DA UK website. See the front page sidebar, or here.
The Minutes of the Intergroup meeting held in March 2017 are now available on the DA UK website. See the front page sidebar, or here.
The WC1 Sunday BDA for Creatives meeting has closed. See here.
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.
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
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.