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Open Service Positions

Why is service part of recovery?

Those who have gone before us recognize that service is critical to recovery and is part of the Twelfth step. Service work is a place to practice recovery skills and extend our recovery to new areas of our lives. At the group level, CoDA members carry the message in many ways, by sharing in meetings, speaking to newcomers (with a focus on providing information rather than giving advice) and trying to adhere to CoDA principles in meetings and elsewhere in their lives. Members can start practicing these types of service from early on in their recovery.

Find out more

Teams seeking service support

LSER Committee

LSER – Sponsorship – Member Networks

NSC Public Information Committee

NSC Sponsorship Committee

NSC Web Committee

CoDA Unity Committee (UK Speaker Series)

Other opportunities

Join a CoDA Member Network

Sponsor a newcomer

Start a new CoDA Meeting

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Events News

5th – 6th Dec Mixed CoDA Online Convention

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December

Following the success of the September online convention the online group has come together and opted to facilitate another event online! No pre-registration is necessary, up to 100 attendees can be accommodated.

Saturday 5th December


10.00 – 11.30 : Blocks in Recovery

13.00 – 14.30 : Strength through Adversity

15.30 – 17.00 : Recovery through Service

19.30 – 21.00 : Social Evening Get Together

For people to share or perform songs, poems, jokes, talents, magic tricks etc…..this will be an opportunity to have fun and share in a different way, or to just listen and enjoy the fellowship. Participation is not necessary but if you would like to do so, shares will be co-ordinated during the event.

Sunday 6th December:


10.00 – 11.30 : Healthy communication and conflict

13.00 – 14.30 : Connecting with a Higher Power

15.30 – 17.00 : Step Three

Join Zoom meeting online
Meeting ID : 429 544 928
Passcode: 103301
Or dial one of the numbers below
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
+353 1 240 8941 Ireland
+33 1 7095 0103 France

No pre-registration necessary. Capacity 100 on a first come – first served basis

The event will NOT be recorded
All references used will be taken from CoDA approved literature
The Event and meetings all adhere to all the CoDA principles and values
No email address will be provided in the lead up to the event
The event will be held on Zoom and all those providing service are fellows in CoDA

A Whatsapp Group will be set up for all attendees to facilitate outreach, CoDA fellowship and 7th Tradition links

CoDA UK Approved: 
CoDA Traditions are observed and only CoDA approved literature is available for sale

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21st Nov – A Season to be Grateful in Recovery

Virtual 2020 International CoDA Convention (ICC) would like to invite you for a day a workshops and speakers centered around Gratitude
Workshops/Speaker will run approximately 1.5 hours with a break for lunch.
Suggested donation of $10.
Schedule and instructions for joining the Virtual ICC will be emailed as the event nears.

Register for event via:

Interested in leading a Workshop or being a Speaker?
Contact Events at :

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UK Speaker Series Recordings (2020)

Sessions were recorded and anonymized to remove names of attendees.

These recordings are made freely available for use by all CoDA groups and members and may be used and redistributed for free maintaining attribution to the speaker event organisers.

May you find what you need from the recordings.

1 – Co-Dependence Matters – 8th Aug 20 – Christina
2 – Co-Dependence Matters – 22nd Aug 20 – Bryony
3 – Co-Dependence Matters – 29th Aug 20 – Heidi
4 – Co-Dependence Matters – Charlie
5 – Co-Dependence Matters – John
6 – Co-Dependence Matters – Andy


London South East Region – operational

The London & South East Region (LSER) became operational again at the last meeting on July 11th, and a committee has been formed consisting of Chair, Communications Secretary, Minutes Secretary and GSR (Regional Rep).

We’ll be holding regular meetings every 3 or 4 months (to be decided at the next meeting) and we’re hoping the LSER will be  a forum for GSRs and members to come together in CoDA spiritual principles of service and unity to share what is working in their meetings, raise issues, and to discuss putting on events and other community building activities.

We currently have a vacancy for the post of Treasurer, other service positions will become available as we look to do various projects and work out what we need in the Region.

NEXT MEETING : October 3rd – 1pm on Zoom
Login details and links will be sent out nearer the time. All CoDA members are warmly invited to attend

All CoDA members are warmly invited to attend

In Fellowship

LSER Communications Secretary

CoDA Service Information :

Find out more about LSER here

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LSER Update 30/6

Service positions available

Tuesday 30th June

Dear CoDA London South East Region Members,

An informal London & South East Region (LSER) Zoom meeting took place on Saturday 23rd May to continue the dialogue from the initial meeting in February 2020.

During the meeting, general consensus was to reform the LSER committee and some of those present expressed an interest to serve. It was agreed to open all the Committee roles to the wider LSER community and anyone who is interested can read the service role descriptors (see below) to understand what would be required. This will then allow for nominations and a vote to take place during our next meeting on Saturday 11th July 1-3 pm, to which you and your group members are invited. 

The below list shows which service positions are available should you wish to put yourself forward with a brief description of what each role entails. Some of these positions (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) are described more fully in part 3 of the CoDA Fellowship Services Manual (FSM):

Service roles that require filling: 

Chair – manages the business meetings and set the agenda.

Secretary – the role would include producing and distributing meeting minutes and other key information to attendees, officers, and the local Fellowship.

Minutes Taker – takes the minutes during the meeting.

Communications Secretary – creates and maintains a Region contact list, answers incoming email, and would handle most mass mailings.

GSR – attends and reports to the National Steering Committee (NSC) every 3 or 4 months.

Treasurer – responsible for accounting and documentation of all funds, maintaining accurate records and presenting written reports of the status of the LSER account at meetings and when requested to the Fellowship.

Literature Secretary – to liaise with UK CoDA publisher to ensure literature is available. Provides other information about literature (new publications etc).

Timekeeper – during the LSER meetings.

Please note the CoDA Fellowship Service Manual states: ‘Terms of office and/or rotation of officers is highly recommended and considered healthy in CoDA. A term office of two years is suggested unless otherwise specified by a Group conscience.’

Please inform your group members about these service vacancies to get more involved at intergroup level (LSER) which are also opportunities to further your recovery as well as meet other CoDA members. If you as a GSR or any of your group members are willing to serve at the regional level then please note it is recommended to be attending local fellowship for at least 1 year and have worked or are working the CoDA program. For those of you interested in the Treasurer role the guidelines are more than 3 years.

A term office of two years is suggested unless otherwise specified by a Group conscience.’

Also, in accordance with the CoDA FSM 2019, GSRs and Committee members have a right to vote however as there is no LSER Committee yet this means only GSRs can vote. Ideally, the formed LSER Committee would consist of GSRs and Service members who are not GSRs.

Finally, LSER committee meetings are open for all CoDA members to attend, to contribute ideas about what they would like to see happen in their region and to discuss any issues their groups are experiencing, currently they are taking place on Zoom. It is a good way to be informed of what is happening with CoDA groups across the London South East Region and to connect with other CoDA members too.

We hope to see you on Sat 11th July 2020 at 1pm, when all being well the LSER Committee will once again become operational,

In fellowship
Acting LSER Communications Secretary

Note: please contact for Zoom login details.

Homepage News New to CoDA News

What is codependence video

CoDA world service has produced a video to educate the public on ‘What codependency is’ and to be of service to the codependent who still suffers.

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Public Liability Insurance 2020

Is your group covered for public liability insurance?
Does your room rent include public liability insurance?
If a meeting member had an accident at your venue and made a claim
Who would the claim be made against? who would be liable to pay?

Several CoDA groups who rent rooms are unsure of the answer to both these questions and believe they are covered by their venues insurance policy. Without reading the small print of the lease and asking specific questions to the Landlord it’s not always obvious.

Without public liability insurance, the person who signs the lease on behalf of the group, in the event of a claim is personally liable to meet all costs.

In 2019, CoDA UK contacted all groups requesting they check if the rent they pay for their rooms includes Public Liability Insurance. Many groups discovered they were not covered which led to CoDA UK purchasing a group policy for those groups who wanted to be covered. Several groups later approached us and paid to be added to the policy as their venue required a copy for their landlord to continue renting out the room.

The cost for each group to be covered last year was £50 per annum. A few groups last year paid the amount over several weeks. If your group would like to purchase cover and be included in the CoDA group insurance or if you have any questions regarding the policy, please send an email to before the 26th March 2020.

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15th Mar – Mixed Retreat In Salisbury

CoDA Mixed Retreat at Sarum College, Salisbury

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March 2020

Come and enjoy a weekend of CoDA recovery and fellowship at Sarum College, a beautiful and serene venue in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral.

The retreat runs from 6pm on Friday until 3pm on Sunday and is open to men and women.
Food and refreshments are provided.

Accommodation is available on site in comfortable, modern bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms(as required) Day delegates are also welcome.

Dinner is served at 6.30pm on Friday, followed by the Welcome Ceremony.

CoDA meetings take place all day Saturday and Sunday morning, with a social evening on Saturday. Meeting sessions offer a choice of meetings including the 12 Steps, Chairs and a selection of topics which are agreed by delegates on Friday evening.

Residential Accomodation Prices:

Single room with shared bathroom – £168.50
Single room with en-suite bathroom – £232.50
Twin or double room with en-suite bathroom – £373 (£186.50 per person)
NOTE: Residential prices include all meals.

Day Delegate Prices(no accommodation)
£93 for all 3 days (Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday including lunches and dinners)
£51 Saturday (including lunch & dinner)
£31 Sunday (including lunch)

To book your place, please visit our online registration and booking website by clicking on this link:

Spaces are limited and rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Bookings are secured by Credit/Debit card payment only.

For all queries, please contact
Further details about the retreat will be emailed to booked delegates closer to the date.

Dietary Requirements: Sarum College can accommodate some special dietary requirements, i.e. vegetarian, vegan and allergies. Please indicate when booking. Other food preferences and intolerances cannot be specifically provided for, but a varied spread is offered at each meal providing lots of choice.

Travelling By Train: Direct trains to Salisbury run from London (1hr 30mins), Southampton, Portsmouth, Bath, Exeter, Bristol and Cardiff. Sarum College is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Salisbury train station.

Travelling By Car: Free car parking is available on site.
We encourage delegates to lift-share and will send out an email in early March to facilitate this.

Concessions: There are a limited number of places available at a reduced rate for those who are in receipt of certain benefits and, without assistance, would be unable to attend. If you think this applies to you, please email

CoDA Principles and CoDA traditions are observed and only CoDA approved literature is available for sale. For full details of CoDA approval please refer to the CoDA UK section at

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8th Feb – Shrewsbury Workshop

Sunday 9th February 2020
1pm – 4pm
St Winefrides Convent,
College Hill,

This year our workshops will be based on the new Twelve-Piece Relationship Toolkit booklet.

This Workshop will be on Tradition 1 (and possibly moving on to Tradition 2 depending on the flow of the event).

All are welcome.

Please note you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in the break. We usually try to provide a hot drink & biscuit.

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1st Feb – CoDA Annual General Meeting In London

All CoDA members are invited to attend CoDA’s Annual General Meeting on:
Saturday 1st February 2020
10am to 5pm

Waterloo Action Centre,
14 Baylis Road,
SE1 7AA.

Note: It’s a few minutes’ walk from Waterloo Station.

GSRs, Meeting contacts and members, please kindly announce the February 2020 CoDA A.G.M in your meetings as its open for all CoDA members to attend.

The agenda for the AGM will be sent out, on/around Sunday 26th January 2020, if you would like something to be discussed from your region or local meeting please email as soon as possible to allow time for your proposal to be considered.

Everyone in the fellowship is encouraged to attend and welcome to provide input, only GSRs and Committee members in line with CoDA service principles get to vote.

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Ken and Mary 2019 Speaker Event Recordings

During October 2019 two weekend long speaker events were held, one in London and the other in Liverpool, during which Ken and Mary shared their experience, strength and hope with the fellowship. The sessions were recorded and following anonymisation work to remove names for all attendees are now available.

These recordings are made freely available for use by all CoDA groups and members and may be used and redistributed for free maintaining attribution to CoDA UK, Ken R and Mary R.

May you find what you need from the recordings.

1 – Boundaries, Relationships and Resentments
(Presentation starts: 14m 22s)
2 – Abuse, Control and Family of Origin
(Presentation starts: 2m 32s)
3 – 12 Piece Toolkit – Relationship Recovery
(Presentation: 7m 55s)
4 – 12 Steps on a Daily Basis and Self Care
(Presentation starts: 4m 56s)
5 – Abandonment, anger and reconnecting with the inner child
(Presentation starts: 10m 50s)
6 – Reparenting ourselves, Letting go of Resentments, Allowing Ourselves to Grieve
(Presentation starts: 0m 55s)
7 – Recovery through Service
(Presentation starts: 4m 44s)
8 – Coda Fellowship
(Presentation starts: 2m 20s)
9 – Step 1 – We admitted we were powerless over others – that our lives had become unmanageable.
(Presentation starts: 5m 32s)
10 – Step 2 – Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
(Presentation starts: 3m 50s)
11 – Step 3 – Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
(Presentation starts: 2m 20s)
12 – Step 4 – Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 5 – Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.
(Presentation starts: 6m 36s)
13 – Step 6 – Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step 7 – Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
(Presentation starts: 12m)
14 – Step 8 – Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9 – Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
(Presentation starts 4m 08s )
15 – Step 10 – Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
Step 11 – Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.
(Presentation starts 2m 33s)
16 – Step 12 – Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message
to other co-dependents, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
(Presentation 3m 10s)


Website Feedback

While we are developing this new website for CoDA we appreciate members input to ensure that the site works towards meeting tradition 5 ‘to carry its message to other codependents who still suffer’.

Should you identify any areas which you would like to provide feedback on, experience any technical issues, or have ideas on how the site can be improved, please provide your input through this form:

Website Feedback Form

Submissions are anonymous, however contact details may be provided should you wish to discuss the item further.

News sponsorship

London Face to Face Sponsorship Workshop (Postponed) – Jan 2020

**** NOTE: Sponsorship workshops have been postponed following consideration of current health guidance ****

A copy of the latest sponsorship flyer with further details for our CoDA 2020 sponsorship workshops, including future dates, can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on this link:

CoDA Sponsorship Workshop dates 2020 Flyer

Are you looking for a sponsor?
Are you wondering if you’re ready to be a sponsor?
Are you interested in joining or setting up a step group?
Come along to listen and share your experience strength and hope about being a sponsee, a sponsor or being in a step group.
All our welcome.

Sponsorship Workshop Format:

Two separate CoDA meetings with a 15 minutes break
Only CoDA speakers.

Only CoDA approved literature.

No entrance fee.

7th Tradition collection at each meeting.
Surplus goes to Region.

Schedule on the day:
13:00 Meeting about One to One Sponsorship
14:30 Break
14:45 Meeting about Step Groups and Co-Sponsorship
15:45 Close. Self organising into sponsorship and step groups
16:00 Close

Venue: Waterloo Action Centre
Address: 14 Baylis Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 7AA

Some people have been able to find free parking nearby on previous Saturday workshops.

Are you willing to do a 10 minute Chair sharing your experience strength and hope (ESH) on working the steps? Or on being a CoDA Sponsor, or being Sponsored, working in a Step Group or as a Co-Sponsor?

For further queries, please email:


Ken & Mary Letter

Following the well received workshops held in London and Liverpool during October 2019, Ken and Mary have sent a letter of thanks to be shared with members.