We offer courses and training for local health and social care professionals to facilitate education around end-of-life care.

We also host community events throughout the year for the general public, aiming to open up the conversation about death and dying; with film screenings, poetry readings and Death Cafes, there’s something for everyone.

Check out our event calendar and choose the community filter to find out about forthcoming community education events near you.

The Ann Robertson Centre

The Ann Robertson Centre is our purpose-built education and training facility. Named after Pilgrims' founder and located in Canterbury, the Centre has four education and training rooms, including a clinical room for practical workshops, and features breakout areas for refreshment and reflection. These rooms are used for our courses and are competitively priced so they can be hired for external meetings.

All profits from room bookings go back into providing vital, compassionate Pilgrims care.

Education has always been a key part of our work. It’s fantastic we now have this designated facility and income generator for future projects. This building will ensure Pilgrims can maintain its reputation for being at the cutting edge of palliative care.

Ann Robertson, founder of Pilgrims Hospices and former district nurse

For more information and rates:

Other course venues

Alongside training at the Ann Robertson Centre we run courses at our Ashford and Thanet hospices.

Pilgrims also offer bespoke training in your workplace. We work with our local community colleagues to deliver cost-effective training in end-of-life care. Courses designed to meet the specific needs of you and your colleagues can be delivered either at a Pilgrims hospice or in your own workplace.

View our available training courses Book your place on a Pilgrims training course


For general enquiries, get in touch with our Education team: