Death Café

Death Cafe Winchester – upcoming events:

Death Cafe Winchester tea cak and death

Tuesday 5th May 2020 3.00pm

Death Cafe is going online! Join us for a virtual meeting hosted via Zoom. See below for registration details.

Death Cafe Winchester is held quarterly. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be notified of future dates, please contact me.


To register to attend this Death Cafe please click here

What is Death Café?

Death Café Winchester is a free to attend community event, enabling participants to discuss openly issues around death, dying, funerals and bereavement.  There is no agenda and no speaker, discussions grow from the thoughts and issues that those who are present want to discuss on the day.  Your facilitators will help to ensure everyone has a chance to contribute.  The idea behind Death Café is to make end of life an easier subject to talk about. 

Grab yourself a cup of tea and maybe some cake, and join in the online discussion.

Death Café is not able to provide grief counselling or bereavement support.  If you are struggling with bereavement and live locally in the Winchester area please contact Winchester Bereavement Support. Nationally, support is available from Cruse Bereavement Care.

Is there a charge to attend?

There is no charge to join the Death Café meeting.

How did Death Café come about?

Death Café was founded in the UK in 2011 and to date more than 9,000 Death Cafés have been held in 65 different countries.  For more information on the Death Café movement and useful resources see:

Who runs Death Cafe Winchester?

Ruth Chase is a Humanist Funeral Celebrant, with a background of working in both family and Coroner’s courts. 

Chelsea Duke is a Bespoke Funeral Celebrant and qualified Funeral Director, who has also volunteered with registered charity Winchester Bereavement Support.

About the venue

Death Cafe Winchester normally meets at Toscanaccio in Parchment Street, however due to the current pandemic restrictions and social distancing regulations our events are now taking place online. To register to attend our next event, see the Registration link towards the top of this page.

How can I find out more?

If you have any questions, or want more information please contact us