Posted by AnnekeTom

'A Death Cafe at the Labyrinth at St. Paul's Anglican Church' in Vancouver, Canada

Hosted by Tom Esakin, Anneke Rees, and the Labyrinth Guild of St. Paul’s Anglican Church


Oct. 21, 2016

Start time:

7:00 p.m. (PST)

End time:

9:00 p.m. (PST)


St. Paul's Anglican Church

1130 Jervis Street

in the "Labyrinth Hall"

Vancouver, B.C.

V6E 2C7


Suggested donation:

Free of charge.

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About this Death Cafe

 “A Death Cafe at the Labyrinth at St. Paul's Anglican Church" is generously supported by the Labyrinth Guild, St. Paul’s Anglican Church and St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is so kindly donating the Labyrinth Hall space for this Death Café.

About Tom Esakin, Anneke Rees, and the Labyrinth Guild of St. Paul’s Anglican Church











Tom Esakin is formally-trained as an interfaith spiritual companion / director through the Jubilee Associates in Canada, is the interfaith spiritual director for the Julian of Norwich Ministry in Spiritual Companioning at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Vancouver, and offers spiritual supports through Reflective Presence. His life has unexpectedly come to frequently encounter death (whether of friends, family, or acquaintances) and this has spawned for him an interest in death. This includes his learning about ‘death doulas’ and his completing courses in "Making Peace with Death and Dying" and "Sacred Presence with the Dying."  Tom is a member of SDI-Spiritual Directors International.


Anneke Rees holds 30 years of experience in the health care system, including as a palliative care paid-trainer and volunteer, and also on staff as a former Leader of Volunteer Resources for Providence Health Care - St. Paul's Hospital. She is currently a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a coach in their Executive Mentorship Program, and offers professional supports in hospice care.


The Labyrinth Guild of St. Paul’s Anglican Church helps facilitate & support the workings of the church’s permanent labyrinth, which is a full 13-metre replica of the medieval labyrinth laid in the stone floor of the 13th-century Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Chartres, 80Km south of Paris, France and became the first permanent indoor labyrinth in Canada. The volunteer supports the Labyrinth Guild provides to St. Paul’s Anglican Church include providing education & training in labyrinths and the many ways to walk them.

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