March 18


10:00 am - 04:00 pm

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Leeds Church Institute


Leeds Church Institute

LCI 20 New Market Street Leeds LS1 6DG, Leeds, LS1 6DG

Leeds, GB, LS1 6DG

A Matter of Life and Death. A day to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement. All welcome.

Talking about dying makes it more likely that you, or your loved one, will have a ‘good death’ – to die as you might wish. We don’t have to be very old or ill or morbid to start. It does not bring death any nearer but a lot of people say that thinking about what they want for themselves, and for their loved ones, can be valuable and rewarding.

This free conference aims to help us see dying as something we can plan for and manage rather than something to fear and avoid discussing.

Here is the programme for the day:

10.00am       Arrival, opportunity to browse marketplace of informative stalls

11.00am       ‘Can we talk about death?’facilitated discussion groups for all to share

12.00pm       Keynote speaker Dr Lynn Bassett – ‘Making those difficult conversations just a little easier’

1.00pm         Lunch

2.00pm         Workshops – first round.  Choose one from:

  1. Palliative Care – Medical Mythbusting
  2. Putting Affairs in Order – Financial and Legal
  3. Funerals and Memorialising
  4. Supporting Carers
  5. Having the conversation – visiting and pastoral care

3.00pm         Workshops – second round. Choose another topic from above.

4.00pm         Close

Please join us to explore how knowing that our time is limited can be an invitation to seize each day and live every moment as fully as possible. We very much hope you will join the conversation.