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Memento Mori | Sally Lewry

  • Nest Coworking 829A High Street Thornbury, VIC, 3071 Australia (map)

When Sally, sleep deprived and bewildered in early motherhood, first began making tombstones to mark the end of the day with her small son, she knew little about what would unfold in her life. Within a year, she had lost her beloved partner to cancer and had birthed her second son.

This is the first time Sal will share her story of living in and through loss. Sally brims with questions about what is means to live intimately with death. She sees the world through the eyes of a poet, an artist, a mother, and a widow.

When one sits down with Sal to talk it feels real in a way that is hard to describe - enlivening, raw, hilarious, deeply sad, yet hopeful. Her story speaks to complex questions surrounding our times, exploring the mystery of birth and death, and the invitation these can provide within a secular society.

What price do we pay when we ignore death? How do we truly host our own pain? Might our capacity to be with loss hold the key to transformation?


The Weekly Service is a crafted experience of storytelling, reflection, discussion, music and tea, which is designed to help us slow down and reconnect. Each week centres around a different theme (to be announced) and storyteller, curated by a member of the community.

We are cash-free. Please pay via Eftpos at the door: $20 General Admission I $10 Concession I Members of The Weekly Service come for free. You can become a member at

Later Event: November 30
Saturday Service