Posted by LewishamDeathCafe


Hosted by Francis


Date:

Dec. 2, 2017

Start time:

2:00 p.m. (GMT)

End time:

4:00 p.m. (GMT)

Address:

Costa Coffee

103-105 Rushey Green

Catford

London SE6 4AF

SE6 4AF

United Kingdom

Cost:

Lewisham Death Cafe is FREE

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About this Death Cafe

PLEASE NOTE:

IN DECEMBER WE SHALL REVERT TO THE CUSTOMARY FIRST SATURDAY [THE 2nd OF DECEMBER] AND CONTINUE MEETING ON ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH THEREAFTER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED

We had the pleasure of welcoming back Debi Roberts, the founder of the Croydon DC this afternoon.

It is always an enhancement when someone from another Death Cafe turns up. DCs differ so much from each other, and I have been very favourably impressed by the welcome I have been given at Croydon as well as they way they have developed over the past few months.

I hope to visit them this coming Saturday,25th November. They meet in the morning at 10:00 at the Clock Tower Cafe which is only a short walk or bus-ride from East Croydon Rail Station.

Our DCs  differ significantly from each other, and I always leave their one with some ideas to bring to Lewisham the following Saturday in the afternoon (2:00-4:00p.m.).

Not only does one come away with fresh ideas but the 'regular' personnel of each one is quite differnt from the other.

That has been true of the other various DCs which I have visited. Some of them are a bit far away to make a regular visit, but so far I have found that their very diversity and variety has been very inspiring.

We have had people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds coming together with one single Leitmotif, namely we shall all, sooner or later, be faced by Death, and the better prepared for it that we are will undoubtedly affect the experience both for ourselves and those who care for us.

Speaking of "care" reminds me that this very week I was talking to someone whho is not expecting to live very much longer but whose   family have worked out a a really sensible plan for avoiding the necessity of having to leave their home during the last few months of their life. I shall make this my 'Topic' on Saturday week to share with the others who come along.


About Francis

  • LI founded the Cafe in November 2015. 
  • I have worked in Lewisham for 40+ years
  • I am a Street Pastor in Lewisham


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