Join us for Trees of Love 2022 to remember your loved one this festive season

Trees of Love, east Kent's largest remembrance, will be hosted in our hospice grounds, and at various indoor venues, throughout December.

The festive season can be the hardest for those of us who have lost loved ones, so we offer you to the opportunity to join together with others across east Kent, for our remembrance services with carols.

Dedicate a beautiful dove to be placed on the illuminated Trees of Love, and let your memories shine throughout the festive season. Then join us for carols, mulled wine, hot chocolate and warm mince pies at our hospices and alternative indoor venues. Please see a full list of our Trees of Love services below.

If you would like to dedicate a beautiful dove to your loved one, you can do so by clicking the button below, or contacting our Supporter Relations Team on 01227 782 062 or via email, at

Pilgrims Hospices
Canterbury, Thanet and Ashford
Saturday 3 December at 5pm

This is an outside standing event, so please wrap up warm and bring a torch. Refreshments of mulled wine, hot chocolate and warm mince pies will be available. Entrance to the main hospices will not be possible on the night.

Venue Date Start Time
Firmager, St Nicholas Church, New Romney Saturday 3 December 1:30pm
St Peter and St Paul Church, Minnis Lane, River Sunday 4 December 4pm
All Souls Church, Cheriton High Street, Cheriton Sunday 4 December 5pm
Barham Crematorium, Canterbury Road, Barham Thursday 15 December 4.30pm
Charing Crematorium, New Court Wood, Charing Friday 16 December 4.30pm

Share your memories on the Trees of Love online Memory Wall


Let us know who you are remembering by sharing your photos and memories here, and celebrate the life of your loved one this festive season.

If you would like your loved one to be part of our special Trees of Love remembrance film, send your photos to


Many have dedicated a dove to their loved one for many years, as part of Trees of Love. If you have someone special to remember each year, you can sign up with an annual Direct Debit. This would ensure you receive a dove to dedicate automatically every year, along with your invitation to your chosen service.

If you would like to remember your loved one as part of Trees of Love every year, you can sign up for an annual Direct Debit by clicking the link below.

£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.