Death Cafe profile for Kate Dean


Location: United Kingdom

http://www.rosslynhillchapel.org.uk/

About Kate Dean:

I'm the minister for Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, an open-minded spiritual community in Hampstead, North London, UK. Unitarians believe that people should be allowed to explore their beliefs and values without dogma or creed, help to build community and strive for equality in all aspects of life. Our children begin their activies by saying we are the chapel of the 'open minds, loving hearts and helping hands.'


What brings you to Death Cafe?

I'm interested in opening up the conversation about end of life matters with a particular interest in how we support each other during those last days with meditation, conversation and ritual. I studied funeral rites as part of my Masters degree. Unitarians recognise there are diverse views about death and what may come after it. All are welcome at our table.


What would you like your legacy to be?

That people knew they were loved and encouraged. That my place in the world enabled me to improved things rather than make them worse!


Thoughts for sharing:

“Between our first cry and our last breath we string together precious moments of life as pearls on a string. Then something or someone breaks the strand and the pearls scatter everywhere. And we are all on our knees on the floor trying to retrieve something that was precious and is now lost. A human life cannot be restrung.

But we can gather together the precious memories in deep gratitude for the time we did have together.

I refuse to believe that either God or the universe is cruel. That is a human failing. Instead I trust that nothing is ever lost. All past and present make up this moment.”

 

(Lone I Jensen. Source: ‘Beyond Absence’ p197)


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Kate Dean's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Rosslyn Hill Death Cafe (Hampstead)

Posted by Kate Dean on Aug. 15, 2022, 9:29 a.m.



With Kate Dean

Nov. 27, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

We hold our monthly Death Cafe in the light, airy and beautiful surroundings of a Unitarian Chapel. We will begin with participants sharing why they have come, break to get ...



Death Cafe: Rosslyn Hill Death Cafe (Hampstead)

Posted by Kate Dean on Aug. 15, 2022, 9:27 a.m.



With Kate Dean

Oct. 30, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

We hold our monthly Death Cafe in the light, airy and beautiful surroundings of a Unitarian Chapel. We will begin with participants sharing why they have come, break to get ...



Death Cafe: Rosslyn Hill Death Cafe (Hampstead)

Posted by Kate Dean on Aug. 15, 2022, 9:26 a.m.



With Kate Dean

Sept. 25, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

We hold our monthly Death Cafe in the light, airy and beautiful surroundings of a Unitarian Chapel. We will begin with participants sharing why they have come, break to get ...



Death Cafe: Rosslyn Hill Death Cafe (Hampstead)

Posted by Kate Dean on July 20, 2022, 4:04 a.m.



With Kate Dean

July 31, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

We hold our monthly Death Cafe in the light, airy and beautiful surroundings of a Unitarian Chapel. We meet on the LAST Sunday of the month (no meeting in August ...



Death Cafe: Rosslyn Hill Death Cafe (Hampstead)

Posted by Kate Dean on June 24, 2022, 8:52 a.m.



With Rev Kate Dean and friends

June 26, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

We hold our monthly Death Cafe in the light, airy and beautiful surroundings of a Unitarian Chapel. We will begin with participants sharing why they have come, break to get ...



Death Cafe: Rosslyn Hill Death Cafe

Posted by Kate Dean on May 27, 2022, 11:10 a.m.



With Rev Kate Dean and friends

May 29, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Free

We hold our monthly Death Cafe in the light, airy and beautiful surroundings of a Unitarian Chapel. We will begin with participants sharing why they have come, break to get ...



Death Cafe: Rosslyn Hill Death Cafe (Hampstead)

Posted by Kate Dean on April 19, 2022, 3:55 a.m.



With Rev Kate Dean and friends

April 24, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

We hold our monthly Death Cafe in the light, airy and beautiful surroundings of a Unitarian Chapel. We will begin with participants sharing why they have come, break to get ...



Death Cafe: Rosslyn Hill Hampstead Death Cafe

Posted by Kate Dean on March 23, 2022, 4:10 p.m.



With Rev Kate Dean and friends

March 27, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

We run the event using Death Cafe guidelines. We start with drinks and introductions, break for cake and then split into groups of six for deeper discussions. Each table has ...



Death Cafe: Rosslyn Hill Death Cafe (Hampstead)

Posted by Kate Dean on Feb. 12, 2022, 10:32 a.m.



With Rev Kate Dean and friends

Feb. 27, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

We hold our monthly Death Cafe in the light, airy and beautiful surroundings of a Unitarian Chapel. We will begin with participants sharing why they have come, break to get ...



Death Cafe: Rosslyn Hill Death Cafe (Hampstead)

Posted by Kate Dean on Jan. 18, 2022, 8 a.m.



With Rev Kate Dean and friends

Jan. 30, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

Following our annual Death Cafe last October, we've decided to run it monthly on the last Sunday of the month, thanks to offers by some committed voluteers. We will ...



Death Cafe: Hampstead Death Cafe

Posted by Kate Dean on Oct. 12, 2021, 2:35 p.m.



With Rev Kate Dean

Oct. 31, 2021, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

We try to run a Death Cafe around this time of year when the seasons change and our minds turn inwards. We will begin with participants sharing why they have ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Hampstead

Posted by Kate Dean on April 29, 2019, 5:39 a.m.



With Rev Kate Dean and Lizzie Harley

May 11, 2019, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

This will be the second Death Cafe run at the Chapel. Ours is a liberal spiritual community with no hidden agendas. We welcome people of all faiths and none, to ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe on Rosslyn Hill

Posted by Kate Dean on Aug. 29, 2018, 12:29 p.m.



With Kate Dean

Oct. 28, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

This is my second opportunity to host a Death Cafe. The previous time was at Lewisham Unitarian Meeting House in SE London. We'll offer delicious cake, tea and coffee ...





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