Welcome of CoDependents Anonymous


The new CoDA UK literature website codaliterature.co.uk  is now online here


If you are a UK CoDA Meeting GSR and you are not yet on the mailing list for communications from the CoDA UK NSC, or if your meeting does not have a GSR currently but you would like to nominate a meeting contact email then please email us on coda dot uk dot nsc at gmail dot com.

Individual members are also welcome to joint the emailing list.

December Shrewsbury Step Workshop – 10 Nov


The next CoDA Shrewsbury Step Workshop will be on Step 12 to be held on Sunday 15th December 2019 from 13:00-16:00 at the group’s usual meeting place – St Winefrides Convent College Hill SY1 1LS. 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.

CoDA Sponsorship Workshops 2019


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 welcome.


Next dates: 30 November 2019


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.



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


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

(Go into entrance on the left, into garden area, second door on the right.) Some people have been able to find free parking nearby on previous Saturday workshops.

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

For any further questions, please contact: sponsorship (@) coda-uk.org
(please remove the brackets from the email – this detail was added to prevent bots)
A copy of the latest flyer with full details is available at: https://goo.gl/FPYkee

Codependents Anonymous Mixed Retreat at Noddfa

Friday 17th January to Sunday 19th January 2020


Registration is Friday 17th January from 4pm (Dinner 6.30pm) and Ends Sunday 19th January at 3pm • NODDFA, Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF


(6th Annual NODDFA Mixed Retreat in the N.W.)


After our very successful 5rd Mixed Retreat at the beginning of this year at Noddfa, we are happy to announce our 6th Annual Retreat again at Noddfa in January 2020.

This is a Codependents Anonymous UK Approved Mixed Retreat. 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 of the CoDA UK.


CoDA Website: www.coda-uk.com


The Codependents Anonymous Approved Mixed Retreat will adhere to the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Codependents Anonymous, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous.


Codependents Anonymous is a spiritual program. 12 Step Meetings will be held throughout the weekend and CODA approved Literature will also be available. No outside speakers are involved.


There will be a social gathering on the Saturday evening – please share your talents with us! (though do be mindful of Tradition 6, i.e. no outside enterprises). All activities are optional.


The Retreat will take place at Noddfa. Noddfa is home to a small, extremely kind and friendly spiritual group of religious Sisters and is a venue used by 12 Step and numerous other groups throughout the year. It is a lovely old house with views of the sea and the hills. The grounds are full of trees, colourful shrubs and flowers. There is also a walled vegetable garden, a labyrinth and many other hidden treasures.


NODDFA is a Welsh word meaning ‘haven’ or ‘refuge’. A place of peace and welcome, a place where you can regain energy. This is the venue we have again chosen for our Retreat and we hope it will be a time for you to relax and recharge while taking time to be self- aware.


During your stay, it is not compulsory to attend all the meetings if you do not wish to.

The beach is a 10 minute walk downhill, and obviously it takes longer coming back. The mountains are also accessible and the grounds around Noddfa are vast. Most of the bedrooms are for single occupancy and each floor has ample washing facilities and plenty of tea-making areas. Please bring a towel and a hot water bottle for extra comfort.


The price is £124 for accommodation and food, to be paid directly to NODDFA by cheque or BACS plus a £10 Registration Fee on arrival.


The rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and, to ensure financial manageability, the final cut-off date for booking and full payment will be 6th December 2019 to avoid the Christmas Post.


Please speak with either Sister Patrice or Sister Mary-Jo to book and pay for your place at Noddfa mentioning the January 2020 Coda Mixed Retreat. There are limited places as this is a very popular event, so it is suggested you book as soon as possible.


Please also notify Gillian of your booking and your email address at gilliancoda@gmail.com.

Payment should be made out to NODDFA for the £124 and on the back naming the January 2020 Coda Mixed Retreat or by BACS via NatWest Bank Account Number: 04537696, Sort Code: 52-21-49.

NODDFA details are as follows:

Phone number: 01492-623473

Email: noddfapen@aol.com

Website: www.noddfa.org.uk


Any further CODA queries for the Retreat please contact Gillian on 07792-236888 and on email at gilliancoda@gmail.com . The food at Noddfa is wholesome and plentiful (and their soda bread is delicious!). If you need a special diet i.e. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free etc., please inform Noddfa when you are booking directly with them and also contact Gillian for any further queries and to register your place etc. We are looking forward to an exciting and uplifting Retreat and to welcome new and previous participants.

About CoDA UK – information for newcomers

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a set of informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused in their lives. CoDA is based on AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and uses an adapted version of their Twelve Steps and Traditions as a central part of its suggested programme of recovery.


To attend CoDA meetings, all you need is the willingness to work at having healthy relationships. This means that all kinds of people attend meetings. Individual members can and do have differing political, religious and other affiliations, but since these are not relevant to the business of recovery from co-dependency, no comment is made about them.


All meetings begin with an introduction which usually includes the Twelve Steps and Traditions, a welcome to newcomers, and an explanation of the format the meeting will take. There may be a speaker, or a reading of a Step or a topic. The meeting is then open for people to share their experiences, feelings and recovery with the group. There is no obligation to share if you do not wish to, whether you are a newcomer or a long-established member.


Each meeting usually incorporates a collection to cover the expenses of the group (eg hire of the meeting room) but CoDA is non-profit making. The meeting will end with a special prayer, called the Serenity Prayer. After the meeting, newcomers who would like more information can use this time to have their questions answered by more established members.


If you are new to CoDA, please read through all the information on this website, especially the page ‘Am I Codpendent’, and contact CoDA by email if you wish. The best way to get started is to choose a meeting from the list here, and simply go along. It is suggested, if you are new, that you go to at least six meetings to find out if CoDA is right for you. You do not need to ‘join’ formally – if you decide CoDA is for you, simply attending meetings makes you a member.


CoDA UK is, as the name suggests, the UK arm of a worldwide fellowship. Links to other countries’ organisations can be found on our links page.