Virtual Death Cafe

Thursday 13 May 2021

Join Pilgrims Hospices to talk about death from the comfort of your own home during Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Event information

Venue: Online

Date and time: 13 May 2021, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

This event is a free, virtual event and all are welcome.

Instructions about how to join our virtual Death Cafe will be sent out to you when you have booked your place (see below).

How can I book?

Book your place via Eventbrite or email

What is a Death Cafe?

A Death Cafe is a relaxed, informal way to come together and talk about death and dying. It’s not a bereavement or counselling session, but rather a safe space to talk about a subject we often avoid as part of our daily conversations.

Our Death Cafes are lively, full of laughter and fascinating discussions.

The Death Cafe movement was set up in 2011 by Jon Underwood from his home in East London. Jon believed that a Death Cafe could be a safe and informal space for people to come together and talk about death over coffee and cake. This idea took off and has since spread around the world; perhaps its popularity is due to how often we avoid talking about death as part of our daily lives.

What can I expect?

We held our debut Death Cafe in 2017 as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week. Local playwright Karen Bartholomew shared her experience of this event, including her expectations beforehand and what she gained by coming along to her first ever Death Cafe.

Thank you so much for your support

We host community events throughout the year for the general public, aiming to open up the conversation about death and dying; with film screenings, poetry readings, Death Cafes and much more, there’s something for everyone.

Check out our latest upcoming events

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness, find out about the full range of services Pilgrims can offer.

Contact information


Phone: 01227 812 616