'grave talk' sessions launch at Burnham-On-Sea cafe
unique new event called Grave Talk is being launched in Burnham-On-Sea
Sharon Eldergill, Curate of St Andrew's Church in Burnham, explains:
"It's not easy to talk about death, dying and funerals, yet
talking through and being prepared for eventualities can reduce
fear and stress when the time comes, and help people to live their
lives more fully in the meantime."
those with big questions about death, dying and funerals, having
someone to talk to can be invaluable. But how do you start those
conversations, and with whom?"
Church of England has been helping people think about these kinds
of things for centuries, and have recently launched 'Grave Talk',
a cafe space where people can ponder and discuss these big questions."
Tuesday September 20th there will be a Grave Talk session at the
Crafty Teacup Cafe in Victoria Street, led by Reverend Sharon.
added: "Despite the name, Grave talk is a relaxed and informal
space where there will be coffee, cake, conversation and laughter
as we break down some of the taboos we have in our culture of discussing
this most inevitable of events."
don't have to say anything, but conversation is made easy by ice
breaker discussion cards such as 'what would you like your lasting
legacy to be' or who has inspired you most in your life, and why?"
attending Grave Talk sessions in other places around the country
have found them to be hugely enjoyable and informative for adults
of any age, whether they follow any faith or none."
are available for the Burnham Grave talk event from the Crafty Teacup
or from Rev Sharon, priced at £4, which includes a cup of
tea or coffee and a muffin.