Trees of Love 2021

We welcome you back to dedicate a dove and attend our Trees of Love remembrance events at our hospices and services at alternative indoor venues across east Kent.

Come together this December for the Trees of Love remembrance services with carols

Trees of Love, east Kent's largest remembrance, will return this year to our hospice grounds, and various indoor venues across east Kent, throughout December.

The festive season can be the hardest for those of us who have lost loved ones, so we offer you the opportunity to join together with others across east Kent to take time to reflect and remember.

On receipt of your donation, we will send you a beautiful dove decoration to dedicate to your loved one, which we will then hang on our Trees of Love. Then we invite you to join us for a remembrance event at our Hospices, or alternative services taking place at indoor locations across east Kent.

You can take part by clicking below, or contacting our Supporter Relations Team on 01227 782062 or via email, at

Saturday 4 December between 4pm and 6pm
Pilgrims Hospices in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet

Please wrap up warm and bring a torch when visiting the illuminated Trees of Love in the grounds of the Hospices. The evening will be accompanied by carol singers, and warm mince pies will be served throughout. We are unable to serve hot drinks, and entry to the main hospices will not be possible on the night.

There will be no live service at our Hospices this year. There will be a filmed service released on the Pilgrims Hospices YouTube channel at midday on Saturday 4 December, for you to enjoy before dropping in to find your dove.

Alternative Services

Indoor services with seating. Refreshments will be available after each service.

Venue Date Start Time
Firmager, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, New Romney Saturday 4 December 3pm
All Souls Church, Cheriton, Folkestone Sunday 5 December 5pm
St Peter and St Paul Church, River, Dover Sunday 12 December 4pm
Barham Crematorium, Canterbury Rd, Barham Tuesday 14 December 4.30pm
Charing Crematorium, New Court Wood, Charing Wednesday 15 December 4.30pm

Leave a dedication to your loved one on the Trees of Love Memory Wall

You can share your memories and photos of your loved one on the Trees of Love online Memory Wall, by visiting

£30 could pay for two complimentary therapy sessions for a patient, to give them a distraction from their illness,
and the opportunity to relax over the festive season.

£45 could help a Pilgrims counsellor provide a one-to-one      session with someone struggling to cope with their
first Christmas without their loved one.

£100 could allow our community nurses to continue making  home visits to our patients that wish to spend
their Christmas at home with family and friends.

Thank you so much for your support

Every generous donation from our amazing community of supporters helps to make sure we can be there for the next family who needs us.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness, find out about the full range of services Pilgrims can offer.