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Increased gatherings limits from Monday, 17th of May 2021

Dear all,

Following the recent UK Government Briefing, Public Health England has confirmed that from Monday 17th May 2021, gathering limits at support groups, including AA, will increase to 30 people. (Different rules apply within Scotland and Wales.)  Please continue to exercise caution and consider the guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to help keep you and others safe.

Sue D Order of Service

Dear all

Kim has sent through details of Sue’s funeral for people to watch at home

The details are as follows

The service will be held at St Nicolas Bookham which is her parish church on the 13th of May at 11am.

Due to Covid restrictions only 30 people will be allowed to attend and unless you have already been alerted that Sue has asked you to read or sing or perform a service sadly it is unlikely that you will be able to attend the church, however people are welcome to pay their respects at Randalls Road Cemetry, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, KT22 0AG.

Please also see below the link to view Sue’s service, if you are signed into YouTube you can also add comments whilst watching which will be available for the family to see afterwards


Should you have any queries about the funeral, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Lindsay, (On behalf of D.A. Lindsay & Sons, Funeral Directors) on 07517 410 482.

Sue will be buried at Randalls Road Cemetery, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, KT22 0AG. The committal will be at 12:30, and if people would like to pay their respects they are welcome to be in the grounds, and once the family have moved away they are welcome to pay their respects, however please please be aware of the requirement to comply with COVID regulations and not to risk Sue’s family being fined!

The funeral group will be at the maximum size, and all other groups of people must not be greater than 6, so please do not approach the group. Sue’s family are happy for people to be there but please do socially distance.

Flowers and donations

Sue has specified the following;

Family flowers only, preferably tulips, hyacinths, and other spring flowers. No lilies and definitely no chrysanthemums.

A wreath from Carol and close AA friends in the shape of an AA circle and triangle to be on my coffin. Donations in lieu of other flowers to be split between AA and a local night shelter for the homeless (A charity in Leatherhead called Start). Carol has therefore set up a PayPal pool for those who wish to contribute


Sober, this day is ours

Following the service, a Zoom meeting will be opened for Sue’s friends and family to gather together and share their memories. Mick is hoping to be able to join the meeting following the cemetery. Please follow the link below once the Church service ends.

Topic: Remembering Sue D 13th May 2021
Time: 12:30 Onwards

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 852 8068 4794

No password

Please could you circulate these details to our members, and to the South-East Region

There is a tribute page to Sue on the Mid Surrey Archives website;  Remembering Sue D – AA Mid Surrey Archives
We are collecting people’s memories, tributes and thoughts, and make a book of thanks for Sue, that we can present to her husband Mick and children Ben and Rachel, to thank them for sharing Sue with us. You may contribute as many times as you wish.

Everyone is welcome to comment on the website or email your memories of Sue to archives@aamidsurrey.org.uk, sharing with us how Sue was a part of your life

Best wishes

Karla [ECLO]

Sue D_Order of Service

MSIG re Covid-19 5th January 2021

Latest Coronavirus news – National lockdown

The government has announced a national lockdown. Details can be found on the following link:

National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Physical AA meetings are still allowed provided:

They are held in a Covid-19 secure venue
Social distancing protocols are observed
Track and trace records are kept for a minimum of 21 days
Regular use of hand sanitizer (especially at entrance and exit points)
Face coverings are worn (nose and mouth) throughout the meeting, in allareas of the building and including when sharing

There are very few exceptions to the face coverings rules:

people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate

These exceptions apply to the persons who have such difficulties only – not to the rest of the members of the group.

This notice will be updated as regularly as possible.

Conference 2021

55th General Service Conference 16 – 18 April 2021
I have pleasure in attaching the Fifty-Fifth General Service Conference Committee Agenda (1) together with the background material for Committee No. 1, Question 4 –Addition to ‘The General Service Board’, section 3, under heading ‘Appointment of new members of the General Service Board (2),  Committee No. 2, Question 3 – Revised chapter The General Service Conference, section 1.5 Delegates, point B, Rotation (3) and Committee No. 4, Question 3 – Revised Chapter 3, “AA and Electronic Communications, section 3.6 The AA GB Website (4).__
Also attached is the Literature Proposals’ covering letter (5) from Erik A, Trustee Chair for Literature Sub-committee and the following items which will be presented to Conference 2021:
                Revised Literature
                Carrying the AA Message to the Hard of Hearing pamphlet
                Original Carrying the Message to the Hard of Hearing
pamphlet (7)
                Hints & Suggestions for 12th Steppers DRAFT and ORIGINAL
                New Literature
                Growing into Service (9)
                Original Growing into Service (10)
                Item from Conference 2019
                15 Points Pamphlet (11)
                Original 15 Points pamphlet from the 12th Step Starter
Pack (12)