Chance to ask tough questions on death

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AN INNOVATIVE scheme to help people who need to ask questions relating to death will launch in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth’s Anglican cathedral will host the national launch of the project, called GraveTalk, a café space to talk about death, dying and funerals.

The launch will be held at a drop-in cafe in Portsmouth Cathedral between 2pm and 9pm on Tuesday, May 19.

Those of any faith or none are invited to raise questions over tea and cake.

The Rev Belinda Davies, vicar of St George’s Church, Portsea, is the author of a pack of GraveTalk questions ranging from the type of funeral to hold to what heaven might be like.

She said: ‘The café idea is an opportunity for people to try questions in a relaxed atmosphere, and give them permission to talk about something that wouldn’t normally be talked about.’

More information about GraveTalk and the Funerals Project can be found by visiting the website at or by visting