Hosted by Liz Paterson, Ruth Burgess,Dennis Gardenerand Rachel Wess


May 14, 2019

Start time:

6:00 p.m. (BST)

End time:

8:00 p.m. (BST)


Blend Coffee Lonnge

273 High Street,



United Kingdom


Accepts donations

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About this Death Cafe

All welcome to drink tea, eat cake and talk about death.  No set agenda, participants choose what they want to talk about.

NB: This is not a bereavement support group, it's for anyone interested in talking about death.

About Liz Paterson, Ruth Burgess,Dennis Gardenerand Rachel Wess

Ruth Burgess: I am interested in resourcing people with words, who are planning their funerals, cremations and burials. Also in exploring what practical resources are available locally e.g Hiring coffins, natural burial sites, funeral celebrants etc.


Liz Paterson: I lived and worked for many years in Uganda, where life is much more precarious and attitude to death very different from here.  I am interested in how different life experiences shape our thinking.

Dennis GardenerI deal with people planning for their final future, as an Estate Planner, and help the family to stop arguments and comply with the deceased’s wishes. I have come across most things and am a good listener,  so I would like to help others in any and all aspects.

Rachel Weiss is a counsellor, coach and mediator at Rowan Consultancy (, whose aim is to help people Live Better.  "As I enter my 50s, I find myself interested in death and considering how best to live my life. I'd like to hear other people's thoughts and experiences around death, and how to live knowing we are going to die".  Rachel also helps run

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