The Recovery Course

The Recovery Course

The Recovery Course is currently running. The 16 week programme started on Monday, 2nd September. For more information or speak to one of our team leaders, email us on:

Following the building works, the course is now back in the St Dionis main building. 

Who is it for?

The Recovery Course is for men and women who are struggling with addictions that are causing significant problems in their life, who want to invest in their road to recovery. The course has proved itself effective in helping people with a broad range of addictions, such as drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex, gambling, self-harming, over-eating or other related compulsive behaviours.

Many have found it a good place to start on recovery – and equally effective for those who have been working on recovery for years but who would like to take a fresh look at the steps from a Christian perspective. While it does offer a Christian perspective it is open and has been of value to people of all faiths and none.

What is the purpose of the course and what is it based on?

The primary purpose of the Recovery Course is to provide practical insight and support to help both men and women on the path to freedom from the grip of addiction. It is based on the 12 Step Programme used for 75 years by Alcoholics Anonymous and many other 12 step programmes, and incorporates teaching and wisdom from the Bible. It has been developed and has been run at Holy Trinity Brompton over the last 7 years by people who are themselves in recovery from addiction.

How is the course structured?

The course consists of 16 evening sessions which build on each other, working though the 12 steps.

The evenings are well structured, with time for a hot meal, a brief presentation to introduce a topic and bring insights from other addicts, followed by a chaired discussion in small groups. Printed notes relating to the presentation are available to take away.

At the end of each evening additional material will be made available to help with further personal reflection. It is not essential to use this to benefit from the course, but many people have found that giving time to work on the questions raised has proved particularly helpful in their road to recovery. The amount of time you take is up to you.

Where and when will it be held?

Due to building works at St Dionis church, the first eight sessions will be held at St Matthew's, Wandsworth Bridge Road, with a view to moving back to St Dionis for the second eight sessions. 

  • Sessions 1 - 16: every Monday starting 2 September 2019.
  • Sessions run from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Who is running the course?

The course is hosted/run by St Dionis with the support of a number of other churches in the area.

It has been organised by a group of men and women from St Dionis, most of whom have experienced and benefited from the Recovery Programme and all are in various stages of recovery from addictions.

What will it cost?

The course is completely free.

Guests will be asked to contribute to the cost of food and refreshments, although this is not a requirement and everyone is welcome regardless of their ability to "chip in".

Do I need to book or can I just turn up?

You are welcome to just turn up on the 2nd September, but places will be limited, and if you have decided you are going to come it will help us to know in advance for planning (food etc). To let us know that you intend to come, please email us your name and (only if you feel comfortable saying) the nature of the addiction you wish to tackle, on:

Is there someone I can speak to in confidence about this course?

If you have further questions, or would like to speak to one of the organisers in complete confidence please email us on: