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Bristol’s First Death Cafe!

Thursday, 18 October 2012


Bristol’s First Death Café

2nd November 2012

at 40 Alfred Place, Kingsdown, BS2 8DH

2.00 – 4.30pm

Paula & Simon of Heaven on Earth Green Bespoke Funerals are holding a Death Café to coincide with the Mexican Day of the Dead.

We will be providing a safe, relaxed space in which fears and joys of death and mortality can be freely shared.  All this in confidence and enjoyed with tea and scrumptious cakes.

The event is non-profit making but donations to cover expenses welcomed.

If you would like to come and indulge please RSVP by email: or phone  (0117) 926 4999.

We need to know how many cakes to bake!


ED’s NOTE: Heaven on Earth is, let us never forget, one of the original, pioneering ‘alternative’, ‘green’ undertakers. Paula, characteristically, has commissioned her own bone china cups, saucers and plates for the occasion. That’s one of the cups, above. And here’s one of the mugs, below.


5 comments on “Bristol’s First Death Cafe!

  1. Friday 19th October 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Absolutely love the crockery!!

    • Friday 19th October 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Jenny, thanks for your enthusiasm for our deathly mug and cup & saucer. We have them for sale in our shop “Urbi et Orbi” in Bristol. Are you local? Could be sent if you email your details.

  2. Pamela Openshaw

    Thursday 18th October 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Love it,love even more Paula’s pioneering spirit-she is always

    • Steve pearson

      Sunday 22nd December 2013 at 10:52 am

      Hello Pam – you came to my mums funeral a few years back – we share St Werburghs as a place to live. Could you do a humanist sort of renawal of wedding vows? I have left this late – 4 January would be just brilliant. Tine of day up to you, but I very much would like you to do it for me.


      Steve pearson (used to live in tewkesbury Rd.)

      • Sunday 22nd December 2013 at 11:41 am

        Hi Steve,
        Pam is no longer working but you could try Dee Ryding on 0117 944 5223.
        Happy Christmas,

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