The return of life, death and doughnuts – The Death Cafe is back!

 “Did you bring  joy to the world and have you found joy?”

This for me is what death is all about. It’s about life. Its realising none of  us lives for ever. As good old Pope Paul said “We all only have so manyjetty2 tomorrows.”

So in the New Year I will be running some Death Cafe’s. Times, dates and venues are all up for grabs.

If you would like a little; life, death, cake and contemplation then get in touch and let me know what works best for you.

What is the Death Café?

At Death Cafes people come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss life and death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. The objective of Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives”.

 Death Cafes are always offered:

  • On a not for profit basis though, to be sustainable, we try to cover expenses through donations and fundraising ·
  • In an accessible, respectful and confidential space, free of discrimination, where people can express their views safely
  • With no intention of leading participants towards any particular conclusion, product or course of action Alongside refreshing drinks, nourishing food – and cake!

 Why life, death and doughnuts?dougnut-01

Death is still a taboo subject. One of the reasons for that is the imagery often associated with it. The Death Cafe has not taken a view, but I think we need to get away from what is a medieval image and look for something more positive. When you die do you want to be met by the Grim Reaper or someone who offers you a nice cup of coffee and a plate of doughnuts?