Bereavement Cafés

Drop in for tea, coffee and a chat

An informal, monthly drop-in for adults who want to meet, share experiences and chat with people who have also been through bereavement. Hosted by friendly local people, set up by volunteers from Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo.

Virtual Bereavement Café

Our Bereavement Café is up and running online, reaching out to you and helping you reach out to others. Join here through Facebook:

Bengeo Bereavement Café

Our Bereavement Café runs twice-monthly at Bengeo in Hertford, every first Wednesday afternoon of the month from 2.30pm-4pm and every third Thursday evening of the month from 6.30pm – 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, from across the district and wherever you live. You can find us at The Secret Garden Tea Room, 89 The Avenue, Hertford SG14 3DU.

2023 Dates:
Thursday 20th July
Wednesday 2nd August
Thursday 17th August
Wednesday 6th September
Thursday 21st September
Wednesday 4th October
Thursday 19th October
Wednesday 1st November
Thursday 16th November
Wednesday 6th December
Thursday 21st December

For more information please contact us via Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo
Tel: 01992 413691

The Hertford Wellbeing Hub Bereavement Café?

Our New Bereavement Café will run monthly at the Hertford Wellbeing Hub in Hertford, every second Monday afternoon of the month from 3pm-4.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, from across the district and wherever you live. You can find us at The Hertford Wellbeing Hub, Glenfield Court, Hertford, SG14 2HN.

Meetings of the Bereavement Café in Hertford will be on the second Monday of every month starting in September 2023:
Monday 11th September
Monday 9th October
Monday 13th November
Monday 11th December

What is a Bereavement Café?

Volunteers from Holy Trinity Church Bengeo have set up a Bereavement Café to offer to people a place to meet and connect with others who have had similar experiences to their own. It is a safe place to speak openly about our experiences, or simply just meet up for a coffee or a cup of tea.

Anyone who has experienced the loss of someone close to them, no matter how long ago, is welcome to the Bereavement Café. It is free to attend and you are welcome to drop in at any time during the afternoon / evening. The atmosphere is very relaxed and informal, just like a real café, with hot drinks and refreshments.

Find local events

There are a growing number of Bereavement Cafés throughout West Essex and East Herts.

If you’d like to stay up to date with the latest information and find other Bereavement Café events, please ask our host team at the Bereavement Cafés or contact us on 01992 413691 through Holy Trinity Church Bengeo or email us at and we’ll help as best we can.