London Virtual AA ZOOM meetings

In the light of recent developments, online daily meetings are being created via ZOOM for various London based Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, (any AA member outside of London is welcome to join). Our primary purpose is to carry the message of recovery using modern technology as physical meeting places become unavailable or unsafe due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

SETTING UP A VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING

If you want to set up a new virtual meeting, or are simply moving a preexisting physical (London) meeting across to an online format & wish to have it listed on this site so others can access it, please email Annabel who will be happy to list it on this site (email to) zoomrecovery@outlook.com, specifying the followIng information:

  • Time of the meeting
  • Format of the meeting
  • Relevant ZOOM meeting link which will be added to the below schedule
  • If you need support in setting up a ZOOM meeting, please specify in your email (and detail a contact number) and we will seek to help you with this

ONLINE MEETING SCHEDULE BELOW

ALL MEETINGS LISTED BELOW ARE DETAILED IN UK LOCAL TIME (GMT)

PLEASE CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL MEETING LINK BELOW IN THE SCHEDULE TO BE REDIRECTED TO THE ZOOM MEETING PAGE.

NOTE TO HOSTS: IT COULD BE SUGGESTED THAT WE DO NOT PASSWORD PROTECT OUR ZOOM MEETINGS ON SET UP AS IT CAN MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR OTHERS TO JOIN

LONDON MEETING SCHEDULE (click on meeting hour to open zoom link):

*If you are aware of any more meetings that are not listed on the below schedule, please email: zoomrecovery@outlook.com

DAILY MEETINGS: Rise & Shine @7:30am / Living Sober: Under Any Circumstances @8am/ London Lunch time @13h / London Evening @6pm / Just for Today @ 19h / London Central @19h / Soho Connected @19:30

Monday: City Breakfast @7:30am / Parsons Green – Living Sober @11am/ Artisan Street @12:30 / Pont Street @6pm / Monday SRC How It Works @18hAA Monday Night LGBTQI Step Meeting  @18:30h / Gospel Oak @18:30h / The West End Newcomers @18:30/ Bethnal Green Pott St @19:00 (PW: 142746) / St Mary’s Church Boltons @19h / **PHONE ONLY** – As Bill See’s it (Kings Cross) @19:30h – call 0333 113 0100 / pin: 1849354  /  Highbury Barn @20h

Tuesday: City Breakfast (steps 3,7,11) @7:30 / Child Friendly W3 @10:30 / Portobello Tuesday lunch @12:30 / Parsons Green @ 1pm / Soho Big Book Study @16:30 /  Pimlico Newcomers Meeting @18:30 / Gospel Oak @18:30 / Angel Atheist Agnostic & Freethinkers Step meeting @19h / Angel Speakers @19:00 / City Serenity (St Mary le Bow) @19/ Angel LGBTQ+ Daily Reflections @19:30 / Priory Hospital Roehampton @20h/ Eaton Square WOMEN’S MEETING @20h

Wednesday:  Chelsea The Happy Hour @17:30/ City Survivors @ 18h /The “Other” Venice Beach @18:30/ Kentish Town Superhighway @18:30/ West End Pass It On Newcomers @18:45/ City Step 3, 7 and 11 & meditation @19h / Bloomsbury LGBTQ+ @19h / West End Young Persons @19:30/ Strength, Courage Hope (Dagenham Kingsley Hall online replacement) @20h

ThursdayCity Breakfast @7:30am / Bethnal Green Step-by-Step @8:30am / Thursday Brunch – Big Book @10:30am / Parsons Green @6pm / West End LGBTQ Newcomer @18:30/ Angel Agnostics, Atheists & Freethinkers @19h / LGBTQ+ Step Meeting @19h /There’s a solution @19:30/ Holborn Overcomes Thursday @19:30

Friday: City Breakfast @7:30am / Artizan St Library Group @12:30 / Hoxton Big Book Step: @19h (PASSWORD: 226565) / Hinde Street Just For Today @19h/ They Stopped In Time — Young Peoples @19h/ Step/Trad Barnes @19h

SaturdayNever Too Early Step 11 Meditation @08:30 (Password: 275157) / Chelsea Beginners @09:30/ Saturday morning into action meeting @9:45 / Bethnal Green @10am/ Southwark There is a Solution Group Closed Big Book Study @10am / Gospel Oak @10am / Broad Highway LGBT @10:30am / Enfield Convent online @10:30 (PW: 351579) / Old Street Road to Recovery Meeting @11am / Strength, Courage Hope (Romford YMCA online replacement) @11am / KEW Saturday morning BIG BOOK meeting @11am / Notting Hill Step into the Solution @11am / Hackney Crossroads Saturday @2pm/ BME Black and Minority Ethnic AA meeting @4pm/ Brick Lane Big Book Study (BB) @18pm/ Into Action @19:30 / Modem-to-modem Young People @20h

SundaySober on Sunday @09am / Earlsfield Eyeopener @9am / ‘Feelings’ (Walthamstow Beulah Road online replacement) @11am / Kensington – First Steps @11am / Canning Town Sunday @11am / LGBTQI & Friends Spiritual Concepts (SRC) @12pm (PW: 555938) / Chelsea & Westminster Steps 3 & 11 @17h/ Angel: Language of the Heart @19h/ Chelsea, Lest we Forget @19:30 (password: 136573) / Stoke Newington Feelings @19:30 (PW: 008492) / Crouch End promises @19:30 / Holborn Overcomes Sunday @19:45 / Clapton Complete Big Book @20h/ Clapham Reflections @20h

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

DAILY: New York – Sober on the Square @11:30AM

Global International list here

AA LITERATURE FOR MEETING

AA Preamble
How it Works

12 Traditions
A Vision For You
AA Daily Reflection

HELPFUL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ZOOM MEETINGS

ZOOM is a video conferencing service that allows us to hear and see each other, bringing us closer to having a genuine face-to-face meeting. Unfortunately, there can be a bit of a learning curve to using it the first time. Remember:

  1. Click or tap any link above in the schedule to join any one of the AM or PM ZOOM meetings
  2. If you don’t have the zoom app on your phone or your computer you’ll be asked to download it
  3. Tap the meeting link to join
  4. Click or Tap “Join with Video” or “Join Without Video” depending on your preference
  5. Click or Tap “Call using Internet Audio” **VERY IMPORTANT** (otherwise we won’t be able to hear you  )
  6. You’re in! You can mute yourself by tapping the screen, or moving your mouse over the video to see the menu, and tapping the microphone icon that looks like this:

Suggestions for Participants in Virtual Meetings:

  • Suggestion guide for video/phone good meeting practices here
  • Everyone should mute their phone unless they want to share, or want to interject a laugh or other non disruptive sound
  • If two people try to share at the same time, the secretary can break the tie if needed.
  • 7th Tradition:
    • Each group is responsible to manage this with their secretary – some useful guidance/ suggestions here in this guide

Useful Resources

Official Guidance from GSO on how Coronavirus affects AA Meetings

ZOOM MEETINGS: PROTECTING ANONYMITY & DEFAULT SETTINGS: See useful guide here produced by San Francisco & Marin Group

How to Maintain Anonymity in an Online Zoom Meeting: See useful guide here produced by San Francisco & Marin Group

How to get your 12-Step group Online quickly: a helpful guide to get you online & a way to take online contributions for 7th Tradition

AA Phone Meetings
Useful website with lots of meetings on the phone throughout the week.

AA Online Meetings
Listing of various online meetings around the world

How to get things done in your AA Group: the official AA guide

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