Annual Report


In 2019 we met once a month over tea and cake.  Before lockdown we had twelve  members with an average attendance of ten a month.  Our last face to face meeting was in February 2020.  We did not meet in March or April due to the COVID-19 lockdown.  In May we agreed to continue our Death Café sessions using zoom and to meet virtually twice a month.  Participants bring their own tea/coffee to the sessions.  Regrettably only six of our members have the facilities to participate in virtual sessions.


Topics discussed over the period July 2019 to June 2020 include;


  • How do I want to spend the rest of my life?

  • Getting ready to die.

  • What lifestyle choices do you want to make?

  • What happens to you after you die?

  • What do you talk about/do when someone close to you dies?

  • What is the to die conversation?

  • Who do you know who has died and come back?

  • The effect of COVID-19 on end of life expectations.

  • What can we do with the rest of our lives?  How our perspectives on time left have changed with COVID-19. 

  • COVID effects on dying.  Reducing expectations on the time we have left.

  • Communication beyond the grave.

  • Our legacies.  How we would like to be remembered.

  • Do the dead want us to stop grieving for them?


Penny Mackrory


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