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We've found that it helps for parents to talk to others who are in a similar situation and are able to share their experiences. That's why we organise meetings all over the country. Our members can talk to and support each other directly, share their experiences and provide help. You may be looking for others to talk to, or need help of specific sorts - this is especially useful if you are going through a court process, as many of our members choose to represent themselves with the support of other FNF members.

Meetings are organised and run by FNF members who are volunteers. Meetings vary in size, frequency and nature. Some branches may invite non FNF members to participate and offer advice, such as representatives of organisations like CAFCASS or even solicitors who will offer their time free of charge. Meetings can also be partly social occasions where you can talk about issues that you may not be able to at other times.

Please note that our meetings are open to all - if you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, family friend who would like to attend on behalf of your son, daughter, sibling etc. then we will make you very welcome.

Equally, if you are visiting a meeting and would like a parent, brother, sister or friend to accompany you, they are also welcome to attend.

You are not obliged to be a member if you come along to a meeting, but if you feel you would like to come more often, we hope you will join and become a member and help us to continue to support you and so many others in the future.

If there aren't meetings already in your area, you may wish to consider starting one up. If you would like to find out more, please contact admin@fnf.org.uk

To find out about the other services available to you as a member, see Join Us

 

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For details of branches in Wales, please see the FNF BPM Cymru website, or call 08456 004446.

 

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Branch Meeting List

England and Northern Ireland

Listings followed by ' * ' are branches; these groups have a formal committee and constitution. Those without ' * ' are meetings with no formal committee or constitution. Branches and meetings both offer support and guidance to parents, grandparents and wider family. All are welcome!

We wish we had more branches to offer you, but please only contact branches nearest you as our branch volunteers are unable to cover all parts of the country. Thank you.

Venue Date & Time Contact

London Central*

The Blue Posts
28 Rupert Street
W1D 6DJ

(nearest station: Picadilly Circus)

8.00pm every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays)

Solicitor clinic 6-8pm
1st Monday of each month
subject to availability 

Rupert Street is 2nd right from Shaftsbury Avenue after exiting the tube (please click on the address on the left for a map of the area).

Vincent: 07944 295 672

info@clb.fnf.org.uk

More info

London North*

Tally Ho Pub, High Road
North Finchley
London
N12 0BP

8.00pm, 3rd Monday of each month.


Vincent: 07944 295 672

London South & Bromley*

O'Neil's
27-29 East Street
Bromley
Kent
BR1 1QE
7:30pm -10pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month.

John: 07747 001726

info.southlondon@fnf.org.uk

johndenbigh@yahoo.co.uk

London West*

The Crowne Plaza Hotel
Bridges Wharf
Battersea
SW11 3RP

7.30pm - 9.30pm, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Solicitor Clinic 1st and 3rd Wednesday.

 James: 020 8871 0823 (9.30am - 6.00pm, Monday - Friday only)

jamesjonklaas@gmail.com

 

London East (Tower Hamlets)*

Unit C5 3 Bradbury Sreet
London N16 8JN

Use entry phone for access Nearest Tube Dalston Junction/Kingsland Over Ground Buses 67, 76, 149, 243, 488

6.30pm - 9pm
2nd and 4th Thursday
of each month.

(Pro bono solicitor
advice open to members
during meeting)

Ian: 07931 905002 and 07943054258

eastlondon@fnf.org.uk

www.eastlondon.fnf.org.uk

London North West (Harrow)

The Three Wishes
20 The Broadwalk
Pinner Road
North Harrow
Middlesex
HA2 6ED
7.30pm-9.30pm every Tuesday and 12:30pm-2pm every Saturday

Call

Bal Sanghera 07714 244447

David: 07792 185789 (temporarily unavailabe until until 28th September 2016)

harrowfnf@gmail.com

     

Bristol (Website)

1024x768 Barton Hill Settlement
43 Ducie Road
Barton Hill
BRISTOL BS5 0AX
7.30pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month.

0871 237 2375

info@bristol.fnf.org.uk

http://bristol.fnf.org.uk

Burton On Trent

The Old Cottage Tavern
36 Byrkley St

Burton-on-Trent
DE14 2EG

8pm, 4th Wednesday of each month.

(Except Christmas)

Colin: 0128 321 4243 / 07962 367 651
info@burtonontrent.fnf.org.uk

http://burtonontrent.fnf.org.uk/

Cambridge (Branch Page)

Arbury Community Centre
Campkin Road
Cambridge
CB4 2LD
7.30pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month.

Ian: 07960 527528

*Brian: 07801 233831

*Only 7.30 to 11pm Mon to Fri

info@cambridge.fnf.org.uk

Chelmsford

  Phone and email support by arrangement
info@chelmsford.fnf.org.uk

Crawley, Horsham & Horley

Crawley Labour and Social Club
Ifield Avenue
West Green
Crawley Sussex
RH11 7AJ

 

NB THE NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY 18TH JULY 2016 AT 7.30PM

NO MEETINGS IN AUGUST

FROM SEPTEMBER MEETINGS WILL BE 2ND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7.30PM

 

Richard: 07762 380633

info@horley.fnf.org.uk

Epsom*

The Green Man
71 High Street
Ewell Village
Surrey
KT17 1RX

7.30pm - 10.30pm, 1st Wednesday of each month.

0300 0300 110

Check date and time of next meeting: http://www.epsom.fnf.org.uk/

Exeter* (Website)

White Ensign Club (Next door to St George Meeting House)
Trinity House
South Street
EX1 1ED
7.30pm, last Thursday of each month.

Peter: 01395 270665 / 07887 543569

info@exeter.fnf.org.uk

http://exeter.fnf.org.uk

Farnham

Friends Meeting House
36 Tilford Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 8DL
8.00pm, 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Steve: 01428 727 373

info@farnham.fnf.org.uk
http://www.farnham.fnf.org.uk/

Hastings

The White Rock Hotel
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1JU
7.00 - 9.00pm, 3rd Tuesday of each month. 
Jo - 07415 857186

Hemel Hempstead

St Paul's, Parish Room
Solway
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 5QN

7:00pm, 2nd Wednesday of every month. Christian: 07939 222752

Keith: 01442 236229

Ipswich*

Dencora Business Centre
36  White House Road
Ipswich
IP1 5LT
6.30-8.30pm, 2nd Monday of each month

Andrew: 07798 640 022

Kevin: 07510 665 493

Victoria: 07764 844 194


Leeds Central* (Website)

Veritas Ale & Wine Bar
43 Great George Street,
Leeds
LS1
3BB

7.00pm, 1st Tuesday of each month. (see website for details).

www.fnfyorkshire.org.uk

support@fnfyorkshire.org.uk

Leicester

Quaker Meeting House
16 Queens Road
Leicester
LE2 1WP
7:00pm to 9:00pm on 2nd Tuesday of each month. Wayne: 0116 243 3349

Liverpool-Wirral*

Fly in the Loaf (first floor)
Hardman Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 9AS
7.00pm - 9pm, 1st Thursday of every month.

Mark:07973 825848

http://www.liverpool.fnf.org.uk/

Manchester* (Website)

Friends Meeting House 
6 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5NS

7.00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month and 7.00pm, 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Charles: 07769 222278

Lee: 07523 316477

info@manchester.fnf.org.uk

http://manchester.fnf.org.uk

Newcastle* (Website)

Ouseburn Community Centre
Mowbray Street
Ouseburn
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 5PA

7.00pm - 9.30pm, 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each month.


 07493 506074

 

fnfnortheastcolin@gmail.com

http://north.east.fnf.org.uk

Northampton*

Training Room, TESCO
Weston Favell Shopping Centre
Northampton
NN3 8JZ

7.30pm - 9.30pm, 1st Tuesday each month.

Peter: 07816 905439

peterjs65@hotmail.com

Northern Ireland

Hudson Bar
Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JN
7.30pm, 1st Wednesday of each month.

Joe: 07711 022 151

info@belfast.fnf.org.uk

Nottingham* (Website)

Network Studios
22a Forest Road West
Nottingham
NG7 4EQ
7.30 pm, 1st Thursday of each month.

Neil: 07793 704 469 (outside of office hrs)
info@nottingham.fnf.org.uk
http://nottingham.fnf.org.uk/

Oxford*

Duke of Lonmouth
260 Avenue Road
Oxford
OX1 4TA

7.00pm, either 1st Monday or 1st Tuesday each month. Please check with the branch for details. 

 

Rick: 07921 857 558

http://www.oxford.fnf.org.uk/

Plymouth (Website)

Various venues - see branch site

Meetings are on the 1st or 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm.

Andy: 01752 793 325

info@plymouth.fnf.org.uk

http://plymouth.fnf.org.uk

Reading* (Website)

The Bell
The Street
Waltham St Lawrence
Reading
RG10 0JJ

8:00pm, 1st, 3rd, 5th Monday of each month (on Tuesday if the Monday falls on a bank holiday).

Please contact the Branch to confirm details on these dates.

Ring to check:
Alain: 07876 680256
Pub telephone: 0118 394178
For enquiries please visit:
http://reading.fnf.org.uk

Sheffield

Old Queens Head
Pond Street
Sheffield
S1 2BG
7.30pm, 2nd Monday of each month.

Mark:01246 268 174

http://www.sheffield.fnf.org.uk

Solent (Website)

Tescos Extra Havant
Solent Rd
Havant
Havant Hampshire
PO9 1TR
See http://solent.fnf.org.uk/ for details

Allan: 07722 444480

http://www.solent.fnf.org.uk/

fnfsolent@gmail.com

Southport (Website)

This branch is closed until further notice

  Please contact the FNF office on 0300 0300 110

 

Wakefield* (Website)

Henry Boons Public House
130 Westgate
Wakefield
WF2 9SR

7.00pm the 3rd Thursday of each month.

 

www.fnfyorkshire.org.uk

support@fnfyorkshire.org.uk

 

York (Website)

The Meeting Room
Church of Saint Paulinus
Monkton Road
York
YO31 9AX
6.30pm - 8.30pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month.

http://www.fnfyorkshire.org.uk

support@fnfyorkshire.org.uk

 

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Scotland

Venue Date & Time Contact

FNF Scotland National Office

10 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh
EH12 5AU
For meetings in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling and Glasgow, see other entries.

Ian or John: 0131 557 2440

Aberdeen

Committee Room
Queens Cross Church
Albyn Place
Aberdeen AB10 1YN
7.00pm to 9.00pm, 3rd Thursday of each month.

Ian or John: 0131 557 2440
info@fnfscotland@.org
http://www.fnfscotland.org.uk/aberdeen

Edinburgh

10 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh
EH12 5AU
7.00pm to 9.00pm, 1st Monday of each month.

Ian or John: 0131 557 2440
info@fnfscotland.org
http://www.fnfscotland.org.uk/edinburgh

Glasgow

O'Neill's
71-73 Albion St
Merchant Square
Glasgow
G1 1NY (in conservatory)
7.00pm, 3rd Monday of each month.

 

Alastair: 0131 557 2440

info@fnfscotland.org

http://www.fnfscotland.org.uk/glasgow

Stirling

Family Life Centre
2nd floor, 61-63 Murray Place
Stirling
FK8 1AP
7.00pm - 9pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Ian or John: 0131 557 2440

info@fnfscotland.org

http://www.fnfscotland.org.uk/stirling/

Paisley

ProLife Fitness Centre
98 New Sneddon Street
Paisley
  PA3 2BD
7.00pm - 9pm, 1st Tuesday of each month.

Alastair: 0131 557 2440

info@fnfscotland.org

http://www.fnfscotland.org.uk/paisley/

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Wales

For details of branches in Wales, please see the FNF BPM Cymru website, or call 08456 004446.

 

Please note that sometimes local meetings scheduled for bank holidays will not take place or be postponed to another date due to closures of premises, etc. Many meetings do not take place in July and August.

Those intending to visit meetings at such times should call the contact number(s) listed for the individual branch before travelling.

Important - The FNF Branch Officers organising FNF meetings cannot charge for support or advice given at the meeting and on the meeting premises. However there may be solicitors and/or McKenzie Friends present who may wish to provide visitors with services outside the meeting. The organiser has the responsibility to ensure that no business is solicited by anyone during meetings. FNF does not recommend the services of such providers who may be present although we maintain a McKenzie Friends Listing. who have undertaken to abide by the FNF McKenzie Friend Charter Please note that any such providers provide their services entirely independently of FNF and it is the responsibility of any prospective service user to ensure that the provider has the qualifications and experience necessary to meet their needs. Providers should always provide users with full service and fee information before entering into any commitments to provide services. FNF generally advises against paying in advance for any services.

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