We work with local communities to provide bereavement support beyond the Hospice itself.

Community Bereavement Cafés

Community Bereavement Cafés are monthly drop-in sessions, open to all bereaved people, whether or not they have had a loved one under the care of the Hospice. They offer refreshments and a chance to talk with someone who is trained to listen, and to share experiences with other bereaved people.

Ashford

The Well, King’s Community Church, St Martin’s Court, Ashford TW15 3NB.
Tel: 01784 240660

Third Friday of each month: 2pm -3:30pm

Banstead

Banstead Day Centre, The Horseshoe, Banstead, SM7 2BQ.
Tel: 01737 352156

NB: this café is run with Age Concern and is suitable for older people.

Second Thursday of each month: 11am – 12.30pm

Claygate (coming soon)

Claygate Centre for the Community, Elm Road, Claygate, Surrey, KT10 0EH

For more information please call 01372 463476

East Molesey

St Mary’s Cafe, St Mary’s Road, East Molesey, KT8 0ST.
Tel: 020 8941 5901

Second Thursday of each month: 12:30 – 2pm

Ewell

St Mary’s Church Hall, London Road, Ewell KT17 2AY.
Tel: 020 8393 2643

Third Tuesday of each month: 2:45pm -3:45pm

Great Tattenhams

St Mark’s Church, Great Tattenhams, KT18 5RD.
Tel: 01737 353011

Second Saturday of each month: 10:30am – 11:30am

Hampton Hill

Place to Go, Hampton Hill United Reformed Church, 35 High Street, Hampton Hill, TW12 1NB.
Tel: 020 8941 3447

Fourth Thursday of each month: 10:30am -12 noon

Long Ditton

St Mary’s Community Hall, Church Road, Long Ditton, KT6 5HH.
Tel: 020 8339 0008

Second Wednesday of each month: 7:30pm – 9pm

New Malden

New Malden Methodist Church, 49 High Street, New Malden, KT3 4BY
Tel: 020 8942 1288

Second Tuesday of each month: 2.30pm – 4pm

Thames Ditton

St Nicholas’ Church Hall, Summer Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0QQ.
Tel: 020 8398 9641

Third Wednesday of each month: 10:30am -12 noon

Book Club for bereaved family and friends

We’ve recently started community book groups with the aim of bringing like-minded people together so that they can offer each other support. Register your interest by filling out the form below – this does not commit you to any group and you can opt out at any time. We try to group people from the same area together and so it can take several months for a group to become available.

The book group facilitator picks the first 3 or 4 books and most groups meet at the Hospice in Esher (initially this will be once a month on a week day). We will not be reading books specifically about bereavement, but some books may touch on aspects of loss.

While Princess Alice Hospice facilitates the groups, the book group itself is owned and operated by its members, who will organise all their meetings, book choices and venues after the first 5 or 6 sessions.

Email library@pah.org.uk for more information.