Bereavement Café

Our Bereavement Café project aims to connect local, bereaved people in West Essex and East Herts together, to support each other through grief and loss.
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The Bereavement Café Project

Here at St Clare, we feel that some of the most meaningful support you may experience when you have been bereaved, is through connecting with others who have had similar experiences. 

Our Bereavement Café project aims to connect local people together, to support each other throughout grief. Everyone is welcome to access this free, community-led service – whether your loss was recent, or a long time ago.

Our Café events and our online communities (which we host through Facebook), offer a safe space to meet others; speak about our experiences; ask questions; share resources; and make new friends.

Come along to a Bereavement Café

Find your local Café

St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood 

St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, CM17 9JX

Every Friday, 2pm – 4pm

Please note: In line with other healthcare providers in England, St Clare Hospice will continue to implement protective measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in order to protect our vulnerable patients and staff. We ask that you adhere to the following requirements when attending the Bereavement Café at the Hospice: 

  • Please wear a face covering and keep it on whilst moving around the hospice. You can take it off if you are sitting down.
  • If you feel unwell, please, for the safety of our fellow attendees, staff and volunteers, do not attend. Wait until you feel well again.

Hemnall Street Social Club, Epping 

50 Hemnall Street, Epping, CM16 4LS

Every Monday, 10am – 11.30am

Youth Bereavement Café, Harlow

YBCPhoenix Lounge, Harvey Centre, Harlow, CM20 1XR

The first Thursday of the month, 7pm – 8.30pm

Crafton Green House, Stansted

Crafton Green House, 72 Chapel Hill, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8AQ

The first and third Wednesday of the month, 10am – 11.30am

Salvation Army, Saffron Walden

Salvation Army, 5 Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden CB10 1AG

The third Thursday of the month, 10am – 11.30am

Hailey Centre, Sawbridgeworth 

Hailey Centre, Sayesbury Manor, Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9AN.

First Tuesday of every month, 2-4pm

If you’d like to find out more, or talk to a member of the team about our Bereavement Cafés, please call our free GriefLine on 01279 945089. Lines are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. 

Join your local Bereavement Café online community

Our Bereavement Café online communities aim to connect local, bereaved people together via Facebook. 

Click on a link below to visit your Bereavement Café Facebook Group:

Our Bereavement Café Facebook groups are moderated by trained St Clare Hospice Bereavement Café Facilitator volunteers, who aim to encourage a supportive and welcoming space for all participants to benefit from.

Youth Bereavement Café (YBC)


Our Youth Bereavement Café (YBC) offers a space for young and bereaved people (aged 18-25) to meet and connect with others who have had similar experiences to their own. On Facebook and Instagram, you can join a supportive and growing community full of other young people who understand. From meeting new people, to understanding your grief and finding helpful resources; our YBC social media is open to everyone to use in a way that suits your needs.

Click here to visit and join the YBC Facebook group:

Click here to visit and join the YBC Instagram page:

Get in touch

For general enquiries about our Bereavement Café project, please call GriefLine on 01279 945089 or email [email protected]