Thame has two meetings a week of Alcoholics Anonymous; one at the The Barns Centre on a Wednesday and the other at the Girl Guides Headquarters on a Saturday.
The Barns Centre,
The 2nd meeting a month of Alcholics Anonymous is an Open meeting, the last meeting a month is a Step meeting. A Step meeting is where the group learns and shares experience on a particular Step.
The Barns Centre, Church Lane, Thame Formed October 2, 1977 The idea of starting a Thame Group came from Jim (deceased) who asked Father Brown from Thame to come to our Aylesbury meeting to see if he liked it. He did, and as a result the Thame Group began its meetings at the Catholic Church. Jim was the first Secretary, David P the first Treasurer and Norah gave the first Chair. David writes “The room was freezing so we had two choices: to have the wall heaters on which made a noise like jet engines and nobody could hear what was being said; or turn them off and become blocks of ice! A compromise was reached when the group bought two portable heaters and put them in the middle between the tables which were arranged in an oblong shape.” Thus the problem was solved in the Fellowship’s best traditions of ingenuity and determination! In due course the meeting moved to its present comfortable venue at the Barns Centre.
Norah (March 1998)
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