Death Cafe profile for Annette the Celebrant

Location: United Kingdom

About Annette the Celebrant:

I am a professional funeral celebrant based in County Durham, England.

My passion is for enabling people to discuss, ponder and plan for the end of life without pressure or limitations.

I support an authentic, holistic, creative & compassionate approach to ceremonies, and encourage families to be as involved as they wish.

As a devoted animal lover, I believe in honouring the lives of pets & animals, and deliver ceremonies for families who have lost precious fur-babies.

Every ceremony must be true to the deceased and their life....

What brings you to Death Cafe?

I love open and honest discussion which enlightens, challenges and enriches us.

Working as a funeral celebrant, I am acutely aware of how few people have the opportunity to discuss death, and the consequences of this.

For instance, much heartache and stress can be prevented if we know how our loved ones feel about the fundamentals such as cremation or burial.

I see breaking the taboos around death, and helping people to feel more comfortable around its themes a part of my role.

What would you like your legacy to be?

I would like to leave a legacy of kindness...

Thoughts for sharing:

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life…?

Mary Oliver

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Annette the Celebrant's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe write up: County Durham Death Cafe

Posted by Annette the Celebrant on Nov. 23, 2018, 5:58 a.m.

This Death Cafe was held in the 'snug' of a beautiful, cosy coffee shop whose homely ambience felt just right for our small group.

We had our own space, and our pre-ordered cakes, scones and drinks were served to us for our mid-point break.

I had eight attendees, and only one 'no show'. The cafe owner said a couple of his regulars may be attending, but they didn't. This was good, as I had stressed on publicity posters that booking was essential.

As I was facilitating alone in a small space it was important for me to have contact with everyone beforehand.

The chat flowed easily, and ...

Death Cafe: County Durham Death Cafe

Posted by Annette the Celebrant on Oct. 22, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

With Annette Jeffrey

Nov. 22, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

After experiencing more than my fair share of bereavements in recent years, I now love creating compassionate spaces that enable people to talk openly about death and all of the ...

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