There is a new meeting in E2, on Fridays at 09.00:
Keddlestone Walk Community Centre THH
3 Hollybush Gardens,
London E2 9QT
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:
- Other 12 step meeting places
- Citizens Advice Bureau and Citizens Advice Money worries outreach sessions
- Church, Synagogue, Mosque, Buddhist centre or other religious centre
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
6pm- 7.30pm UK
0330 998 1214
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)
Millman St Community Centre
50 Millman St
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
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 Tuesday night – BDA Promises meeting
Starting on 7th February 2017
Top floor meeting room
Notting Hill Methodist Church
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 email@example.com 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 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.
download DA PI flyer Oct 2016 (Word)
download DA PI flyer Oct 2016 (PDF)
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.
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.
More details: event page; meeting listing
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.
DA’s Birthday Party
Sunday 17th April 2016
52A Cromwell Road, London
PDF of invitation
Highlights of the March Intergroup Meeting are attached as a PDF – please take to groups for information!
DA Intergroup Meeting Highlights 2016 03 26
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 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.