London Notting Hill Saturday Morning In Person Meeting
You can join this meeting in person
Meeting detailsWhen: Saturday
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. Face to face meetings are planned for the 25th of December and the 1st of January.
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.
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.
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:
Care dogs e.g. a dog accompanying a blind person.
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.