Frome Death Cafe

Hosted by Eliz Dowling and Norma Fergusson


May 9, 2018

Start time:

2:30 p.m. (Greenwich)

End time:

4:30 p.m. (Greenwich)


The Boardroom

Frome Medical Practice



BA11 2FH

United Kingdom

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About this Death Cafe

Because living well and dying well are interlinked  but we don't often get a chance to talk about the dying part - and sharing ideas and questions over free tea and cake is a good place to start.

Frome Death Cafe is sponsored by Health Connections Mendip and Dorothy House Hospice Care.


About Eliz Dowling and Norma Fergusson

Eliz Dowling -

Taking refuge I committed to entering my Buddhist training 65 yrs ago at the age 16yrs.


During my career I held various positions Including leading a department in a college of further education and running a number of small businesses. Throughout this  time I was always involved in numerous voluntary community services including starting a trust & counselling for Aids in the early 80s, I was appointed in 1977 as a international prison visitor which I introduced to Dubia prisons in 1995 a position I still hold.


I am one of three Co. Founders of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery which we have built in the foot hills of the Himalayas over the last 20yrs,it now offers a safe home, full Dharma education and training for today’s 108 nuns, with the unique opportunity of reaching further personal path towards Togdama.


Since returning to the UK I have been offering Death Cafe’s in Bath and Widcombe and 


Involved with Glastonbury and Bristol, over the last three years. Ive also taken training as a End Of Life Dula, attend the conference and lectures at the Centre for Death & Society Bath University.


I volunteered as a Chaplain at Dorothy House.



Norma is an Anglican priest and currently  Associate Vicar in the benefice of Shrivenham & Ashbury as well as a volunteer chaplain at the Dorothy House Hospice in Bradford-on-Avon.  She has been involved with pastoral care - particularly of the dying and bereaved - for many years.

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