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London Notting Hill Saturday Mixed
England/Southeast
Now both a physical meeting and a Zoom/ Telemeeting
Newman Room, St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, Sutherland Place, London W2 5DJ
Mixed - any sex addicts seeking recovery
English (en-GB)
See below for details Zoom/ Telephone login
Saturday 09:30 Europe/London
1 hour 30 minutes
+44 7718 134953 (male contact)
+44 7400 016071 (female contact)

ATTENTION: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

DUE TO THE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND THE CORONA VIRUS/ COVID - 19, AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THERE ARE LIMITED SPACES* AT THIS FACE TO FACE MEETING. THERE WILL CONTINUE TO BE A ZOOM/ TELEMEETING. BOTH START AT 09.30 SATURDAY MORNING FOR 90 MINUTES. PLEASE SEE LIST OF TELEMEETINGS ON THE SAA WEBSITE FOR DIAL UP DETAILS. 

NB. Regrettably there won't be physical meetings on 7th November or 5th December 2020.

You can book a space at the physical meeting online at https://forms.gle/5ritd65t4YH8Ljdu7 or by calling one of the meeting contacts. The form will stop accepting requests once the meeting is fully booked or at 10pm on Friday evening. If members have a medical exemption from wearing a mask they need to declare it at the time of booking. If you haven't arrived for your reserved space by 9:50 on Saturday it may be given to someone else. The form will be cleared after the meeting and re-opened for the following week.

Due to Covid-19 there are rules (not guidelines) you will need to follow to attend this meeting:

If you feel unwell you must stay away from the meeting. Sadly we will need to exclude anyone who is unwell from the meeting.

Arrival at the meeting

  • Those members with the track and trace app will need to scan the QR code;
  • Those without will be asked to give their details to a designated member;
  • Members will be asked to clean their hands using sanitiser provided;
  • Members are asked to go straight to a seat and not socialise;
  • Once the capacity of *15 plus 2 facilitators has been reached, any arrivals will be politely refused entry;
  • If the limit is reached, Newcomers will be given priority where possible if they haven't booked.

During the meeting

  • The chairs will be set up 1.5 metres apart;
  • Attendees need to use the same chair throughout the meeting (not to change chairs);
  • The meeting room will be ventilated with outside air;
  • All participants are required to wear face masks at all times (covering both mouth and nose) unless speaking, the only exemption is for medical reasons.

Leaving

  • Members will be asked to leave max five at a time;
  • Members will be asked to clean their hands using sanitiser provided on exit;
  • As usual, members will be asked not to congregate outside, however, this is now for health and safety reasons.

 

The venue is St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, in the Newman Room, a Greeter will be onsite to direct you. 

We meet at 09.30 on Saturdays. The meeting finishes at 11.00am. The directions for the venue are as follows:

By foot

  • The location is on the corner of Sutherland Place and Artesian Road, in the basement space called the Father Michael Hollings Centre, which can be accessed through the wooden gate on Sutherland Place and down the flight of stairs
  • If you are coming from Notting Hill Gate, the easiest access is via Pembridge Road and Pembridge Villas
  • If you are coming from Royal Oak, Bayswater or Queensway stations, make your way to Westbourne Grove heading west-bound, and turn right onto Chepstow Road, and you take the first left onto Artesian Road
  • If you are coming from Westbourne Park station, make your way south down Great Western Rd, across Westbourne Park Road, down Shrewsbury Road, right at Talbot Rd and immediate left down Sutherland Place.

By car

  • Parking is available on the streets nearby.
  • Although the venue is within the central London Congestion Charging Zone, the Congestion Charge does not apply at weekends.

Public transport is another way to get to this meeting.

By public transport

  • Notting Hill Gate station (underground – Central, Circle and District lines).
  • Bayswater station (underground - Circle and District lines).
  • Ladbroke Grove station (underground - Hammersmith & City and Circle lines).
  • Westbourne Park station (underground - Hammersmith & City and Circle lines). 
  • Bus numbers 7, 23, 27, 28, 31, 70 and 328 all stop near the church on Westbourne Grove or Chepstow Road.

Welcome! Welcome to the Saturday Notting Hill SAA Group page. We hope you find all you need here. If not, feel free to contact us on any of our contact details above.

Meeting Format and Ethos:

Each week we ask an experienced member of the fellowship to come to the meeting and share the experience, strength and hope they've found in working the 12 steps of SAA. We then have a time for people to share their own experiences or feelings - but we do not cross-talk, interrupt, criticise or discuss another person's sharing. Meetings are forums to learn how to integrate the steps into our daily lives - they are not a form of group therapy, and therefore have a different format and different boundaries.

We should also mention that our meeting is strictly not a place to meet sexual partners. We are a mixed meeting, which means we welcome men and women of all sexual orientations, cultures and beliefs - and we are lucky to have regular attendees from across this spectrum. But this also means working to make our meeting safe for everyone - so if you are planning to come to meet sexual partners, you should know that we are united in protecting our members and making our atmosphere safe and boundaried.

We hope you enjoy our group. Many of us feel like Notting Hill Saturdays is a family - and many of us make it our "home group". We work to promote fellowship among us, and as such many of us go for a coffee and a chat after the meeting at a nearby cafe. You don't need an invitation, everyone is invited.

And we absolutely welcome newcomers - so if you're new remember that we have as much to learn from you as you have from us - you're the lifeblood of our meeting, in fact, reaching you is the primary purpose of our group! So be assured, we don't bite, and the most you'll ever have to say at one of our meetings is "pass" - there is no pressure to take part in anything or to say anything - and you'll find a friendly welcome no matter what your background or history.

If you have any feedback, positive or negative, on our group or on this page, please contact us using the details above and we'll be happy to help you. Otherwise, we hope to see you soon!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Notice regarding dogs

Dogs are not permitted at our meetings, with two exceptions:

  1. Care dogs e.g. a dog accompanying a blind person.
  2. When a person arrives at a meeting unaware of our rule, the dog shall be allowed to remain, although the owner shall be informed at an appropriate point in the meeting and be advised that the dog will not be permitted in the future.

 

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