Sundays at 7.30pm - 8.45pm - All meetings "Open" & prayer free
YMCA Surbiton - 49 Victoria Road - Surbiton - Surrey KT6 4NG
For more information contact: Jude 07503 170679 - David 07968 659236
"We found the Great Reality deep down within us"
...from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous P55
Welcome to Agnostic AA - London South & Home Counties - a new meeting following the path of those worldwide Agnostics & Atheists that have gone before us and continue to grow and flourish.
The format of meetings includes agnostic-based discussion of recovery topics. Newcomers are also encouraged to bring up phrases that they have heard at AA meetings that they have had trouble understanding or accepting. In the spirit of openness we ask that you avoid criticizing anyone. We make space for everyone to express their questions and doubts in the spirit of open inquiry. We respect and honour everyone exactly where they are in their search for sobriety and sanity in life. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
In Agnostic meetings, we do not ask you to believe in anything except belief that recovery is possible. We maintain a tradition of free expression and provide a place where alcoholics can feel free to express any doubts or disbeliefs they may have, and to share their own personal form of spiritual experience, their search for it, or their rejection of it. We do not endorse or oppose any causes. Our only wish is to assure suffering alcoholics that they can achieve sobriety with the support of AA without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or having to deny their own. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
With thanks to all the generous members worldwide for submitting content for this website. It exists so that a suffering alcoholic may find hope that they too can recover from alcoholism without necessarily having to invoke a Deity or a Higher Power. And also as a portal for information sharing so that anyone who would like to set up their own Agnostic AA meeting in the UK or elsewhere is able to find helpful links, documents and information.
It is hoped that an online site like this might signpost those who are interested to come to the real life meetings that are held on Sundays at 7.30pm at the YMCA in Surbiton, 49 Victoria Road, KT6 4NG.
Everyone is welcome.
Live and let live!
What's an Agnostic?
The word Agnostic literally means one who rejects Gnosis, which is the claim that spiritual or mystical knowledge exists. It's a convenient word to encompass the variety of beliefs and non-beliefs held by our individual members. Recovering alcoholics who attend the Agnostic A.A. groups come together knowing that sobriety can be attained by anyone with the help of A.A. fellowship and principles, without relying on a Higher Power. Some of us are Agnostic, some Secular Humanists, some Atheists - (and some of us hate labels!) The only thing that binds us is a desire to stop drinking.