We work with local communities to provide bereavement support available to anyone who needs it, regardless of where, when or how their loved one died.

Community Bereavement Walk and Talks

These gentle walks last about an hour, after which the group is encouraged to stay and chat at the cafe. 

If you’re anxious about coming along for the first time, do let us know and where possible we’ll give you a call prior to the event so that you already know one person when you turn up on the day. We look forward to seeing you.

Sorry no dogs please. We currently hold the following Walk & Talks (see below for more details):

LocationDay
Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher4th Thursday of each month*
Bushy Park1st Thursday of each month
Richmond Park2nd Wednesday of each month
Painshill Park3rd Wednesday of each month

 

Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher

National Trust oak leaf logoClaremont Landscape Garden (National Trust), Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG

10.30am on the fourth Thursday of each month*.

Open to anyone who is bereaved. You don’t need to be a National Trust member to enter if you book with us to be part of the Walk and Talk. Places are limited each month though so please book in advance with walkandtalk@pah.org.uk.

*Note: we won’t be walking during school holidays so dates may vary, please contact Donna on the email above to confirm dates and times.

 

Claremont Landscape Garden from top of amphitheatre

Bushy Park

Meeting point Pheasantry Café car park (direct access from Teddington gate entrance only)

1st Thursday of each month 10.45 (for 11am start).

Please contact walkandtalk@pah.org.uk to book your place or for further information.

Richmond Park

2nd Wednesday of each month 10.15am (for 10.30am start)

Meeting point will be Pembroke Lodge car park (except in May when the group meet by the kiosk at Broomfield Hill car park to visit the Isabella Plantation which is at its best at that time of year). If travelling by car, please try to arrive by 10.15am to ensure you are able to park.

Please contact walkandtalk@pah.org.uk to book your place or for further information.

Painshill Park, Cobham

Painshill Park, Cobham Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1JE

Meeting at the meeting circle (over the bridge, before the entry kiosk) at 10:15 for a 10:30am start on the third Wednesday of each month.

Open to anyone who is bereaved.

You don’t need to be a member to enter if you book with us to be part of the Walk and Talk.

Places are limited each month though so please book in advance with walkandtalk@pah.org.uk.

“I cannot express how much they’ve helped me to find a new path in life and learn to live with the loss of my husband. It was being in the company of others in the same sad, sorry boat and talking that’s helped me.”

“I have been fortunate enough to have attended many lovely walks and talks and benefited much from being part of those.  I feel able now to cope with my grief in a more positive way and hope that others can gain the same benefits from the walks and support they are given by the volunteers and members of the group.

Community Bereavement Cafés

At Princess Alice Hospice, we believe that bereavement support should be available for everyone, so we work in partnership with other organisations to provide bereavement support training for their volunteers. As a result, Community Bereavement Cafés and Walk & Talks can be found in all parts of our care area, and drop-in sessions are open to all bereaved people, regardless of how and where their loved one died. They not only offer a warm welcome, but, more importantly, a safe place to share experiences with other bereaved people and the volunteers that have had training from the Hospice.

 

Ashford

 

 

 

  • The Well, King’s Community Church, St Martin’s Court, Ashford TW15 3NB
  • Fourth Friday of each month
  • 2pm -3:30pm
  • 01784 240660

Banstead

 

 

 

  • Banstead Day Centre, The Horseshoe, Banstead, SM7 2BQ
  • 01737 352156
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • 11am – 12.30pm

This café is run with Age Concern and is suitable for older people – booking essential.

Chertsey

Ashford and St Peters logo

  • St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey House, Guildford Street, Chertsey KT16 0PZ
  • Every Tuesday
  • 1.30pm to 3pm
  • 07949 711645

Free Parking

Epsom

  • Macmillan Butterfly Centre 1st Floor, Block B Epsom Hospital Dorking Road Epsom, KT18 7EG
  • First Friday of each month
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm
  • 01372 735456

Esher

logo which says egbc next to a tree icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Esher Green Baptist Church, 6 Park Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8NP
  • Fourth Tuesday every month
  • 11:00am-12:30pm
  • 01372 469800
  • hello@esherchurch.org

 

Ewell

 

 

 

  • St Mary’s Church Hall, London Road, Ewell KT17 2AY
  • First and Third Thursday of each month
  • 2:45pm -3:45pm
  • 020 8393 2643

Fetcham

 

 

 

 

  • St Mary’s Church Hall, 10A The Ridgeway, Fetcham, Surrey KT22 9AZ
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • 10:00am – 11:30am
  • 01372 375000, Call Karen between 9am – 12pm for more information

 

Great Tattenhams

 

 

 

 

  • St Mark’s Church, Great Tattenhams, KT18 5RD.
  • Second Saturday of each month
  • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • 01737 339013

Hampton Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Place to Go, Hampton Hill United Reformed Church, 35 High Street, Hampton Hill, TW12 1NB.
  • Every Tuesday
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • 020 8941 3447

Hersham

Squires

  • Squires Garden Centre Burwood Road, Hersham, KT12 4AR
  • Second Friday of the month
  • 3pm—4.30pm
  • Tel: 01372 461996

 

Howell Hill

  • Howell Hill, 5 Northey Avenue, Cheam, SM2 7HS
  • Second Monday of each month
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • 020 8941 3447
  • janed@stpb.co.uk

Kingston

Kingston

There is no parking on site, meter parking is available on Elm Road. The Cafe takes place on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.

New Haw

  • Heathervale Baptist Church, Heathervale Road, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3NW
  • Third Friday of each month
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • 01932 343588

New Malden

 

 

 

  • New Malden Methodist Church, 49 High Street, New Malden, KT3 4BY
  • 020 8942 1288
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Old Malden

  • St John the Baptist Church, Coffee Lounge, Church Road, Worcester Park, KT4 7RY
  • Third Tuesday of each month
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Tel: 020 8330 2817

Shepperton

  • St Nicholas’ Parish Centre, Church Square, Shepperton TW17 9JY
  • 01932 221621
  • The second Monday of the month
  • 2:30pm to 4:00pm

St Margaret's, Twickenham

St Margarets logo

 

 

 

  • St Margaret’s Catholic Church of Scotland, The Church Hall, 130 St Margaret’s Road, St Margaret’s, Twickenham, TW1 1RL
  • Third Saturday of each month
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm
  • 07547 976953
  • bereavementcafestmargarets@gmail.com 

Thames Ditton

  • St Nicholas’ Church Hall, Summer Road, Thames Ditton KT7 OQQ
  • Third Tuesday of each month
  • 10:30am – 12 noon
  • 020 8398 9641

Whitton

  • Ss Philip & James Parish Hall, Vicarage Road, Whitton, Twickenham TW2 7BY
  • First Sunday of each month
  • 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • 020 8898 2694