Mere Mortals: Death Cafes with Anne Ellis

One of the things we never talk about is the one thing that we all have in common: we will all die.

Yet we don’t treat death the way we treat other human developmental stages. Nobody wants to bring it up, we often fail to plan for it, and we may end up in crisis when it is looming. Our inspiring and engaging speakers have dedicated their lives and careers to talking about death and dying. They would love to tell you’re their stories, especially about how replacing fear and denial with openness and acceptance improves the quality of life that you are living.

Session 2: Death Cafes

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Join Anne Ellis for a chat about these Cafes and why they’re becoming popular. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

Anne Ellis is a member of the ministry staff at Mt.Seymour United Church and a second year MDiv (Master of Divinity) student at the Atlantic School of Theology. As a lover of rich, deep conversation, being a past facilitator of Death Cafe, she had the opportunity to engage in conversation around a most taboo subject, Death and Dying.


Registration required in order to receive a Zoom invite. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Please note: This program will be held on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event.




Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


  • Adults