Coffin Club

Event Date

From: Thursday 6th October 2022 until Thursday 20th October 2022 (weekly)

Arthur Easton Centre at St Michael’s Hospice

Event Detail

Are you worried about your funeral? Do you know the choices available to you? Are you unsure how to raise the subject with those you love?

Come and plan your perfect send-off with the award winning Coffin Club team and a range of informative speakers. Find out the choices available and create a bespoke funeral for you, or a loved one, and then get on with living!

Our Speakers

Claire Power

‘I will be talking about my experience when I organised my husband’s funeral without using a funeral director. I will then ĺead a discussion on alternatives to the traditional types of funeral.’

Tora Colwill- The Modern Funeral 

“Tora Colwill set up ‘The Modern Funeral’ to provide highly personalised, meaningful funerals – supporting people to get as involved in the arrangements as they wish, keeping things transparent and placing people in charge of how much they spend. 

The Modern Funeral offers tailored, flexible funeral support and has recently established a calming new centre in Brighton. 

Tora will talk about the evolution of our funeral experiences, and encourage conversations about what we might decide to do with our bodies in the future, also musing on how and why we come together to honour a life.” 

Katie Costello – Soul Midwife and Independent Funeral Celebrant 

A Soul Midwife is a holistic, non medical companion to those who are dying, supporting all faiths and none. As a funeral celebrant (CC celebrant plus I might add) that means I can now also offer support not just before and during, but after death as well. Soul Midwives are not new, we are as old as time itself. We are the ones who sit by the bedside, hold space and support the journey of death. In modern day, we draw on these skills to facilitate a gentle and peaceful death. What I have also become in the role, is a death educator as well. Having 10 years in palliative care and having sat with hundreds of people as they have died, it is clear in this society we do not how to do death and I hope to support all of you to understand and change that for yourselves,

Flossie Myatt- St Michael’s Hospice 

‘I was born and brought up locally and after qualifying as a nurse  in 2010, I was keen to return to Hastings and St Leonards. My background is Acute Medicine, particularly Respiratory where my passion for good end of life and palliative care begun. I undertook two Masters Modules run by  St Michaels Hospice and the University of Brighton – speaking to the staff who worked here, I knew we shared the same passion, and knew this was where I needed to be, and have loved working here ever since. The In-Patient Unit provides not only End of Life care but also complex symptoms management, and emotional, practical support to patients and their families in a safe and peaceful (something people often crave after lengthy hospital admissions) environment. My role includes the day to day running and management of the In-Patient Unit and our staff, alongside involvement with patient safety, and quality improvement.’

Course details: Three week course, taking place on Thursday 6th, 13th and 20th October,
10am – 1pm.

To book visit or for more details, contact Kate Tym at Coffin Club Hastings on 07985 295373, or email