**** Please note that due to renovation the Tuesday metting will be relocating for three months to the same venue as the Friday Step Meeting at St Edmunds and Martyr Church at 20 Church Street in Shipston on Stour starting 9/1/2018 ****
There are three meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in Shipston-on-Stour. There is one meeting held here at the Ellen Badger Hospital on a Tuesday at 1930. The other two meetings are at St Edmunds and Martyr Church on Church Street: the Step meeting held on Friday at 1930 and Step 11 Meeting Sunday at 1830.
History of Alcoholics Anonymous in Shipston on Stour
S H I P S T O N-O N-S T O U R
Tuesday 7.30 pm Ellen Badger Hospital, Shipston on Stour Formed June 18th, 1996
The first meeting at Shipston Ellen Badger Hospital took place on Tuesday, June 18th 1996. It was formed with the help of Benji W. and Marion. The first secretary was Brian H, Benji was treasurer and Marion in charge of tea, coffee, etc. The first share was given by Rod of Stratford, the founder members having decided in group conscience to make the group an ‘experience, strength and hope’ meeting starting at 7.30 pm. Some weeks later it was decided by the members who considered Shipston as their home group to join SMIG. We are still the most northern group belonging to SMIG. At the time of writing we are self supporting and happy, with rent being paid by donation each month.
Contributed by Brian H. (February 1999)
It is good to record that 21 years later, in May, 2017, three of the original organisers continue to attend.
Brian H. (May 2017)