Death Cafe Sunday 19 November, 2–4 pm
We all will die, but death is a subject we often feel inhibited or fearful to talk about. Death Café offers a supportive space to share our thoughts and feelings about our own deaths and the death of those who are near to us in a spirit of compassion, acceptance and openness. All with a cup of tea and some cake!
The Death Café concept was invented in 2011 by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz, and has since spread to 85 countries. Its object is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. It provides a forum for discussion rather than a grief support or counselling session. For more information, visit https://deathcafe.com.
Dance for Health Finding your freedom through movement. A dance and movement class for people living with Parkinson’s, Dementia, MS and other neurodiverse conditions, or for anyone with impaired mobility, run by Dance Health Alliance in conjunction with Richmond Unitarian Church. Click here to learn more. Wednesday, 11 am–12 pm FREE (or by voluntary donation)
Mindfulness for all
Our weekly meditation session is open to all. You don’t need to be a Zen master to join in – guidance will be given to help you improve your meditation practice and achieve inner peace and balance. Wednesday 6.30–7.30 p.m.
We host various concerts, recitals and opera performances in our beautiful Victorian church. Watch this space for details of forthcoming events.
Reflective Journaling Group
We meet monthly on Zoom, usually the first Sunday of the month, with open minds and open heart for a time of shared reflection on our lives as they are unfolding. First Sunday of the month after the service from 2 pm [Available online]
Stitches and Stories
We knit and sew for charity, including patchwork quilts for the Linus Project, and each week a different member reads or narrates a short story. Members are welcome to bring their own knitting or sewing to do for half of the time. Second Sunday of the month, 12.30–2.30 p.m. Check the newsletter for details
And more …
It is not unknown for us to gather together in companionship around a shared meal. All are welcome to join us. (The one in the pictures was our Christmas meal – the funny hats aren’t some weird cult thing …) For details of all our activities, please consult our monthly newsletter, the Flame.