The Ex-Jehovah's Witness Meetup Group is a support and meetup group for ex-Jehovah's Witnesses in the UK, with most meetups happening in the south of England.

It is a religiously neutral group made up of current members who may be baptised or unbaptised, doubters or merely curious, ex-members who may have faded, been disfellowshipped or disassociated, and who may have remained religious or spiritual or become agnostic or atheist.

We extend an open hand especially to people who simply cannot talk about their suffering or their doubts with Witness family, or with people who were never witnesses (affectionately known as "nevawazzas" or "nevawazzadubs").

Please keep in mind that this group is public to anyone who joins and as we know, the Jehovah's Witnesses operate a shunning policy on anyone who disobeys the Watchtower organisation. So if you are a fader or a doubter and fear that there may be repercussions of your joining such a group, please do not use your real name, your face photo or any other information that may incriminate you or cause you to be seen as an apostate.

People have suffered a lot because of the shunning of family members, the mishandling of child abuse cases, the mishandling of domestic abuse cases, the ban on certain medical treatments involving blood and the stigmatising of higher education as the pursuit of materialism and a waste of time. We are here to offer a listening ear and to reignite your social life and meet new people who understand you.

We appreciate the efforts of other JWs or xJWs who have given time and effort to expose the damaging policies and teachings of Watchtower through books, website and blogs.

  • Ray Franz,Crisis of Conscience
  • Ray Franz,In Search of Christian Freedom
  • Steve Hassan,Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs
  • Don Cameron, Captives of a Concept

Join us, meet other local Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses, a community of vibrant individuals from around the world who are learning and sharing about successful and enjoyable lives outside of the JW religion.

We're 418 Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, March 20, 2015 1:00 PM

    European LGBT JW Support Group - Spring 2015 Meet Up

    5 Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses attending
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 5:00 PM

    Glasgow meetup for ex-JWs in Scotland

    3 Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses attending
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 7:30 PM

    "Truth Be Told" Screening

    69 Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses attending
  • Friday, April 3, 2015 10:00 AM

    Natural History Museum - Tour & Interactive Film

    8 Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses attending
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 4:00 PM

    Apostapint - Bank Holiday Monday (Portsmouth)

    4 Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses attending
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 4:00 PM

    Apostanoodle - Bank Holiday Monday

    7 Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses attending
  • Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:00 AM

    British Museum - Biblical History Tour

    18 Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses attending
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015 7:00 PM

    8th Annual xJW Christmas Dinner

    4 Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses attending
 
Founded Jul 4, 2007

Organizers:

Ste Ríkharðsson, Angus Robertson, Terri O'Sullivan
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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

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