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Essex Intergroup

Essex Intergroup

The Essex Intergroup (EIG)  is currently comprised of sixty four individual groups. A large percentage of whom send their group General Service Representative (GSR) to the quarterly meetings held in Chelmsford where the AA business of Essex is discussed. All AA groups in EIG are encouraged to pass the AA message to anyone attending, especially to the newcomer with a desire to stop drinking. All meetings exist to help the alcoholic into recovery- providing literature, arranging guest speakers, suggesting sponsorship and emphasising the suggestions contained in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.


History

With the growth of AA in Great Britain, General Service Office had for some time been fostering the information of new Intergroups by re-grouping within the the existing framework. This led to significant changes in the London area and one result of this was that the groups south of the Thames united to form a new Intergroup in October 1973. The groups in the area north of the Thames were members of either the old London Intergroup or East Anglia Intergroup, the latter covering a vast area making communication between groups difficult to say the least. the time seemed right for change north of the Thames.

In April 1974, IainI of Grays/Tilbury and AndyD of Harlow invited group secretaries to sound out the feelings of their group and if favourable, to attend an exploratory meeting on 19th May, 1974, to discuss the setting up of a proposed "North Thames Intergroup".

The Group representatives at that meeting agreed that the formation of such an Intergroup was in line with General Service Office recommendations and that this move would contribute towards greater effectiveness in reaching the still suffering alcoholic. A draft Constitution and aims and Objectives were drawn up and the Intergroup was "off the ground".

The first General meeting was held on 31st July, 1974 at Chelmsford, this being the most central point in the Intergroup area. the Constitution and Aims and Objectives were adopted by unanimous agreement and officers elected.

In the two years which have elapsed since then the number of member / affiliated groups has increased from 11 to 21, the increase being made up partly of new groups and partly of existing groups which have joined the Intergroup since its inception.

It is still a very young Intergroup but during its short existence has helped considerably to increase unity and co-operation between groups. Specifically, in addition to sponsoring a successful Mini-Convention and a Public Meeting, it has achieved co-operation with the Post Office to the extent that the authorities have agreed to include the telephone number of the London Region telephone Service in the local area directories---these previously being restricted to local numbers only.

Perhaps most important, it is a means whereby groups can exchange ideas and experience. after all, do we not all learn from each other an in so learning stay sober and help others to achieve sobriety? ...

AlanW (Archivist)  archives.essex@aamail.org

The list below indicates all meetings within this Intergroup. To search for specific meetings, please use our Meeting Finder.

Braintree Tuesday

Baptist Church, Blyth's Meadow, Coggleshall Rd.
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM7 3DA

Braintree Daily Reflections Thursday

Christchurch, London Rd
Time: 13.00 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CM7 2LD

Canvey Island Tuesday

Rainbow Rm, St Nicholas Church Hall, Long Rd
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS8 0JR

Chelmsford Monday

Room 3, Christ Church, 164 New London Rd
Time: 20.00
Postcode: CM2 0AW

Chelmsford Wednesday

Room 3, Christ Church, 164 New London Rd
Time: 20.00
Postcode: CM2 0AW

Chelmsford A New Beginning Friday

Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Rd.
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM1 2XB

Chelmsford As Bill Sees It Friday

Trinity Methodist Church (Second Flr), Rainsford Rd.
Time: 13.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM1 2XB

Chelmsford Back to Basics Sunday

Top Floor, Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Rd.
Time: 16.30 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CM1 2XB

Chelmsford Broomfield Hospital Thursday

Medical Academic Unit, Broomfield Hospital, Court Rd
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM1 7ET

Chelmsford Broomfield Road Open Saturday

Broomfield Village Hall, 158 Main Rd, Broomfield.
Time: 11.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM1 7AH

Chelmsford Feelings Tuesday

Hall Street Methodist Church, Hall St, Chelmsford.
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM2 0HG

Chelmsford How it Works Thursday

Parish Hall, Blessed Sacrament R C Church, 116 Melbourne Ave.
Time: 17.45 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CM1 2DU

Chelmsford Keep it Simple Saturday

Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Rd
Time: 18.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM1 2XB

Chelmsford Lunch Discussion Monday

Room 3, Christ Church, 164 New London Rd
Time: 12.30 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM2 0AW

Chelmsford Morning Saturday

Open Road, Mansard House, 107-109 New London Rd.
Time: 09.00 - duration 1hr 15mins
Postcode: CM2 0PP

Chelmsford Morning Saturday

Open Road, Mansard House, 107-109 New London Rd.
Time: 07.30 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CM2 0PP

Chelmsford St John'S Sunday

St John's Church, Moulsham St
Time: 20.00
Postcode: CM2 0JD

Chelmsford The Woman's Voice Sunday

Open Road Mansard House, 107/109 New London Rd
Time: 10.30 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CM2 0PP

Clacton Jaywick Recovered Saturday

St Christophers Church, Meadow Way, Jaywick Sands
Time: 19.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CO15 2HR

Colchester A Way Out Big Book Sunday

The Salvation Army, Citadel, Butt Rd (opp Police Stn)
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CO3 3DA

Colchester Agnostics, Atheists & Free Thinkers Sunday

Hythe Community Centre, 1 Ventura Drive.
Time: 10.30 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO1 2FG

Colchester Back to Basics Saturday

Postgraduate Medical Centre, Villa 8, Turner Rd
Time: 16.45 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO4 5JL

Colchester Evening Open Thursday

Salvation Army Hall, Mount Zion Centre, 328 Ipswich Rd
Time: 19.00 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO4 0ET

Colchester Feelings Friday

Friends Meeting House, 6 Church St
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CO1 1NF

Colchester Just For Today Thursday

Lion Walk Church, Lion Walk, off High St
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO1 1LX

Colchester Keep It Simple Saturday

Hythe Community Centre, Ventura Drive
Time: 10.00 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO1 2FG

Colchester Lion Walk As Bill Sees It Sunday

Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Lion Walk Precinct
Time: 18.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CO1 1LX

Colchester Lunch Monday

Cardinal Bourne Hall, 51 Priory Street, Colchester.
Time: 12.00
Postcode: CO1 2QB

Colchester Lunchtime Tuesday

Cardinal Bourne Institute, Priory St.
Time: 12.30 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO1 2QB

Colchester Lunchtime Step Friday

Friends Meeting House, 6 Church St
Time: 13.00 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO1 1NF

Colchester Men's Saturday

5A Queen Street.
Time: 11.30 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO1 2PG

Colchester Step Monday

The Harbour Rm, Hythe Community Centre, 1 Ventura Drive, The Hythe
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CO1 2FG

Colchester Step 11 Meditation Tuesday

Open Road, 5a Queen Street
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO1 2PG

Colchester Welcome Wednesday

Beacon House, 24 Crouch Street
Time: 12.30 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO3 3ES

Colchester: Steps Wednesday

Friends Meeting House, Church St
Time: 20.00
Postcode: CO1 1NF

Great Dunmow Wednesday

The Day Centre, Chequers Lane
Time: 20.00
Postcode: CM6 1EQ

Great Dunmow Sunday

The Day Centre, Chequers Lane.
Time: 19.00
Postcode: CM6 1EQ

Great Horkesley Living Sober Wednesday

Great Horkesley Village Hall, Tile House Lane
Time: 18.00 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO6 4EA

Halstead Living Sober Monday

The Baptist Church, Headingham Rd.
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CO9 2DA

Halstead Step Thursday

The Baptist Church, Hedingham Rd
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CO9 2DA

Hatfield Peverel Topic Wednesday

Hatfield Peverel Methodist Church, The Street
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM3 2DL

Leigh-On-Sea/Hadleigh Share Monday

Highlands Methodist Church, Sutherland Boulevard
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS9 3PT

Maldon As Bill Sees It Thursday

Friends Meeting House, (side door, upstairs), Butt Lane
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM9 5HD

Maldon Keep It Simple Monday

Friends Meeting House, Butt Lane (upstairs).
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM9 5HD

Maldon Lunch Discussion Tuesday

Quaker Meeting House, Butt Lane (side door, upstairs)
Time: 13.00 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CM9 5HD

Maldon Lunchtime Wednesday

Catholic Church Hall, Victoria Rd
Time: 13.00
Postcode: CM9 5HF

Rayleigh Fellowship Of The Spirit Saturday

Our Lady of Ransom RC Church, 50 London Hill
Time: 10.30
Postcode: SS6 7HP

Rayleigh Lunchtime Recovery Tuesday

Bethany Rm, Our Lady of Ransom RC Church, 50 London Hill
Time: 13.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS6 7HP

Rayleigh: Recovery In Rayleigh Sunday

Rayleigh Baptist Church, High St
Time: 16.00
Postcode: SS6 7QA

Rivenhall Thursday

Henry Dixon Hall, Henry Dixon Rd, Rivenhall End
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM8 3HR

Shoeburyness 1st Monday

The Salvation Army, Frobisher Way.
Time: 18.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS3 8UT

South Woodham Ferrers Step Into Recovery Wednesday

Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Square
Time: 20.00
Postcode: CM3 5JX

Southend Thursday

St Albans Church, St Johns Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea.
Time: 13.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS0 7JY

Southend Thursday

St Albans Church, St Johns Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea
Time: 20.00
Postcode: SS0 7JY

Southend Evening Recovery Saturday

St Albans Church Hall, St Johns Road.
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr
Postcode: SS0 7JY

Southend Evening Recovery Sunday

St Alban's Church Hall, St John's Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea
Time: 19.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS0 7JY

Southend Lunchtime Recovery Monday

St Alban's Church Hall, St John's Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea
Time: 13.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS0 7JY

Southend-On-Sea Wednesday

103-107 York Road.
Time: 19.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS1 2DL

Southend-On-Sea 12 X 12 Step Friday

Clarence Road Baptist Church, 6 Clarence Rd
Time: 19.30 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS1 1AN

Southend-On-Sea Morning Sunday

27 Weston Rd.
Time: 11.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS1 1BB

Southend-on-Sea Newcomer Saturday

27 Weston Road
Time: 10.30 - duration 1hr
Postcode: SS1 1BB

Southend-On-Sea Step Tuesday

St Albans Church Hall, St John's Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea.
Time: 20.00
Postcode: SS0 7JY

Tiptree Recovery Sunday

United Reformed Church, 80 Chapel Road
Time: 18.15 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CO5 0HR

Tollesbury Tuesday

Congregational Church, corner of Station Rd & East St.
Time: 19.30 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CM9 8QD

Tollesbury Morning Sunday

Congregation Church, East St.
Time: 08.30 - duration 1hr
Postcode: CM9 8QD

Wickford Runwell Share Tuesday

St Mary's Hall, corner of Runwell Rd/Church End Lane,, (opp St Mary's Church).
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: SS11 7HS

Witham Big Book Recovery Sunday

Methodist Church Hall, Guithavon St
Time: 18.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM8 1BJ

Witham Step Friday

Methodist Church Hall, Guithavon St
Time: 20.00 - duration 1hr 30mins
Postcode: CM8 1BJ