Whether you need emotional, practical or financial guidance you should be able to find a local professional organisation that have the knowledge and expertise you require. Below are a list of organisations that might be able to assist you:

Bereavement Counselling Services
Julia BennettDip Couns MBACP

Tenterden Natural Health Clinic

15 Bridewell Lane, TenterdenTN30 6EY

Counsellor with offices in Tenterden and Ashford, and ideally located for Cranbrook, Rye, Maidstone, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells.

07580 102758 or email: juliasbennett@gmail.com

£40 for 50 minutes.

Tenterden Counselling Service

Not for profit charity based in Tenterden.

Automated answerphone 0776 968 4447

they will return your call within 48 hrs.

Each counselling session costs the Service over £35. However your counsellor will ask you to consider the amount of you can donate to the initial assessment interview and to counselling sessions thereafter, and the amount can be re-negotiated if required.


As a commitment to your care J. Perigoe & Son will pay for your initial assessment meeting with either of the above services. Simply quote your unique funeral reference number (which starts JPSC) and the counsellor will bill us directly.

Legal & Financial Advice
Buss Murton Law

A trusted local solicitor who are able to help and advise you on all legal matters including;

Wills, probate and executorship

31 High Street, Cranbrook TN17 3EE.

01580 712215 or email: info@bussmurton.co.uk


A trusted local solicitor who are able to help and advise you on all legal matters including;

Wills, probate and executorship

1 Upper Lake, Battle TN33 0AN

01424 772401

Don’t forget your local community. It can be as supportive as you allow it. There are others either going through or have been through the suffering of loss. They can be there for you, sharing their experience and support.

There are many local clubs, groups and organisations out there, covering a wide range of interests and hobbies. When you are ready, get involved. Here are just a few in the local area.

Cranbrook clubs
CranARA Cranbrook Active Retirement Association Contact: Norma Neal 01580 211870
Cranbrook Bowls club Contact: Christine Clark 01580 292013
Cranbrook & District Choral Society Contact: Julia Ford 01580 819323
Cranbrook & District Local History Society Contact: Julia Collard 714349
Cranbrook Film Society Contact: Nicole Rodgers 01580 720720
Cranbrook Gardening Club Contact: Jill Foster 01580 713117
Cranbrook Operatic & Dramatic Society Contact: Victoria King 01580 752802
Cranbrook Women’s Institute Contact: Martha Rogers 01580 713024
Weald of Kent Chess club Contact: Mark Horner 01580 714506
Northiam clubs
Northiam Bowls club Contact: Trevor Monk 01797 252307
Northiam Bonfire Society Contact: Steve Bazzard 01797 252478
Northiam Conservation Society Contact: Mervyn Hayes 01797 253443
Northiam & District Historical & Literary Society Contact: Bob Hinds 01797 253341
Northiam Footpath Group Contact: Janette Wren 01580 252579
Northiam Horticultural Society Contact: Joan Davis 01797 253458
Northiam Thursday Seniors Contact: Ann Lee 01797 252343
A day out in cheerful company with a nourishing two course meal and entertainment provided. For pensioners in the Northiam, Beckley, Peasmarsh & Broad Oak areas.
Northiam Women’s Fellowship Contact: Ann Miller 01797 252881
Northiam Women’s Institute Contact: Margaret Hinds
Showtimers Contact: Caroline or Geoff Poyton
01797 252918
An Amateur Variety Group staging shows annually in Northiam Village Hall.
The Unemployables Cricket Club Contact: Terry 01797 253375
AW Court
Grafty Green Gardening Club Contact: Sue Burch 0780 396 2339 or 01622 850381
Grafty Green Short Mat Bowls Club Contact: Chris Wheal 01622 858100
Headcorn Bowls Club Contact: Christina Goss 01622 861857
HeadARA (Headcorn Active Retirement Association) Contact: J Stone 01622 891475
Headcorn Film Society Contact: Paul Dickens 01622 890207
Headcorn Flower Arrangers Contact: Jay Hayes 01622 890116
Headcorn Gardener’s Society Contact: Alastair Harding 01622 890127
LenARA (Len Valley) Contact: Christine Godden 01622 85865
Lenham Bowls Club Contact: 01622 859642
Ulcombe History Society Contact: Molly Poulter 01622 842988
Yoga classes Contact: Sue Burch 0780 396 2339 or 01622 850381

If you are either part of, or aware of a group or organisation that benefits the quality of life of members of the community, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us at one of our offices or via our website to discuss future opportunities.