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

Our Service of Remembrance, October 2020

We normally hold a monthly Remembrance Service at the Hospice, led by our Chaplain Steve Nolan, giving families an opportunity to remember a loved one. In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, we filmed the October 2020 service and it will be available here throughout October, along with the poem featured.

Community Bereavement Cafés

Community Bereavement Cafés are 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. PLEASE NOTE ALL BEREAVEMENT CAFES ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, HOWEVER, SOME OF THE BEREAVEMENT CAFÉS ARE STARTING WALK & TALKS. PLEASE CONTACT THE BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ DIRECTLY FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT SUPPORT THEY ARE OFFERING AT THIS TIME AND TO BOOK YOUR PLACE, AS SPACES WILL BE LIMITED.

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

Brockham

Christ Church Community Hall, Brockham Green, Brockham, Surrey RH3 7JH

Tel:  07871 195381 or 07511 852301

First Friday of each month:  3.30pm to 4.30pm

Claygate

Fourth Thursday of alternate months from 10.00am to 11.00am (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)

Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Claygate KT10 0JP, Tel:  01372 463603

Cobham

Cobham United Church, 38 Stoke Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3BD

Tel:  01932 586988

Second Friday of each month:  2.30pm to 4.00pm

East Molesey

St Mary’s Cafe, St Mary’s Road, East Molesey, KT8 0ST.
Tel: 020 8402 3129.

Second Thursday of each month: 11:00 – 12:30pm

In addition to a Bereavement Café, St Mary’s also holds a monthly Walk and Talk for bereaved people, which meets at St Mary’s Café at 11am on the same day as the Bereavement Café. Please come and enjoy a gentle stroll with supportive volunteers and others for about an hour before returning to the café for refreshments. No need to book, just turn up!

Ewell

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

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

Fetcham

First Wednesday of each month

10am – 11:30am

St Mary’s Church Hall, 10A The Ridgeway, Fetcham, Surrey KT22 9AZ

Tel: 01372 375000, Call Karen between 9am – 12pm for more information

Hampton Hill

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

Second and fourth Thursday of each month from 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Kingston

Gathering Space, Level 4, Esher Wing
Kingston Hospital, Galsworthy Road, Kingston KT2 7QB

Please contact Susan van Beveren or Judith Roberts at The Chaplaincy Office on 020 8934 2292 for more information

Second Tuesday of each month:  10.30am to 12.00noon

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

Shepperton

St Nicholas’ Parish Centre, Church Square, Shepperton TW17 9JY

Tel:  01932 221621

On the second Monday of the month from 2.30pm to 4.00pm

Tattenham Corner

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

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

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

Twickenham

St Stephen’s Church, Centenary Room, Richmond Road, East Twickenham TW1 2PD

Tel:  020 8843 7047

First Wednesday of each month 10:30am – 12pm

Whitton

Ss Philip & James Parish Hall, Vicarage Road, Whitton, Twickenham TW2 7BY

Tel:  020 8898 2694

First Sunday of each month from 2.30pm to 4.00pm

Community Bereavement Walk and Talks

Walking and talking is doubly therapeutic! Come along to meet and share experiences with others who are bereaved during a gentle walk. PLEASE CALL ASHTEAD OR EAST MOLESEY DIRECTLY TO FIND OUT WHEN THEY PLAN TO RE-START THEIR WALKS AND TO BOOK YOUR PLACE, AS SPACES WILL BE LIMITED. No dogs please.

Ashtead

St Giles & St George’s Church

Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead, Surrey  KT21 2DA

Contact Sarah on 01372 813332

Walk & Talk on the first Friday of every month from 10.30 am

Meeting outside St George’s Christian Centre, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead

Find out more

East Molesey

St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Road, East Molesey KT8 0ST

Tel: 020 8402 3129

Second Thursday of the month, 11.00am – 12.30pm , meeting at St Mary’s Café in St Mary’s Church

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 groups will meet in the community (initially this will be once a month on a week day). Please note that during the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Book Clubs will take place via Zoom. 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 bookclub@pah.org.uk for more information, or register your interest.

Alternatively, if you’d like to set up your own Book Club for bereaved people, you may find our toolkit useful.