Death Café North Canterbury

Death Café North Canterbury: a cuppa ‘n’ cake with a difference.

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to chat about life and death – and hear what other have to say - without judgement nor the need to reach a conclusion? Everyone is welcome to join Death Café North Canterbury, a new and unique local opportunity to have a cuppa ‘n’ cake and discuss any and all aspects of death and dying.

A Death Café is a forum for discussion, facilitated by a host with no agenda, objectives nor themes and no intention of leading people to any conclusion - bring friends and family, or come alone. Death Café is a not for profit movement, there is no cost – you just need to be willing to chat and listen - please note the Café is a discussion group and not a support nor counselling group

Initiated in 2011, Death Café is a social franchise which spread quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia, there are thousands of Death Cafes occurring in 83 countries and cities, including Christchurch and Lincoln!

Death Café North Canterbury will run monthly (excluding December and January) at a library near you (Kaiapoi, Rangiora and Amberley). It is free to join the discussion café, you are welcome to join any – and every - month at 2pm (until 3.30pm), bookings are essential as places are limited:

More information please call: Liz 0276184891 |   or Anna 0272841903 |

Rangiora Library 

25 Feburuary ; 19 May; 18 August and 24 November 2024 at 2pm

Kaiapoi Library

17 March;16 June and 15 September 2024 at 2pm

Amberley Library

21 April: 21 July and 20 October 2024 at 2pm

Your host

Kia ora, I’m Liz and for as long as I can remember I have been interested in people and their life stories. My upbringing in the UK, Europe and Kuwait introduced me to cultural difference, disability, death and dying - and the importance of knowing ourselves as our own story unfolds. I am a registered Social Worker, have been involved in palliative care personally and professionally, formally and informally. My work includes disability support, working with babies and children with HIV/AIDS in Romania, voluntary palliative biography writing and most recently I founded The Fifth Season: Palliative Support (