Among the Death Cafes popping up around the country is today’s version at The Curious Tearoom in Oswestry, Shropshire.
The Death Cafe movement was started in England by Jon Underwood, based on similar cafes established in France and Switzerland by Bernard Crettaz. The aim is to nurture open discussion around death and funerals in comfortable surroundings and at a time when grief is not overwhelming: in fact, the very aim we share here at My Will and Wishes.
To date Death Cafes in England have been pop-up events, relying on the support of generous neighbours to provide home baked cakes which, along with a cup of tea, act as an ice-breaker for those wishing to find out more about the end of life, its challenges and the decisions that might be required.
Underwood is now raising funding for a permanent Death Cafe in London. To find out more, or how you can host your own Death Cafe, check out the Death Cafe website here.