When people arranging a funeral know what the person who died wanted, they describe feeling a great sense of relief and consolation at being able to fulfil those wishes. These wishes do not need to be detailed or complex and simply knowing a preferred flower, music choice or poem is more than enough.
People who know the funeral wishes then they are arranging a funeral say they have a more positive experience and this will help to promote a sense of control and wellbeing. This is also supported by the findings of a large research project that we recently conducted with academics from University of York.
So, if you know what your wishes are then please share them with someone close to you (or write them down). We have a Funeral Wishes document that you can use to prompt you, if you think that would be helpful. It is not designed to be completed in full, but for you to just fill in an sections that feel important to you. Funeral wishes can be completed separate to, or in conjunction with, purchasing a pre-paid funeral plan.
Not everyone feels confident that they know what their options are, or what they would like. If that is the case then please get in touch because we offer a completely free service to help you understand and articulate your wishes. We can help over the phone, via Zoom or in person (if practical) and there is absolutely no obligation to use our services thereafter. We genuinely believe that funeral wishes are really important and are very happy to do anything we can to help.
Pre-Paid Funeral Plans
Pre-paid funeral plans are increasingly popular. They allow you to pay for your funeral in advance and can also be a great way to document your funeral wishes as well.
The money that you pay is held in a trust (which is completely secure) and will be made available to pay for your funeral when the time comes. When you buy a funeral plan, funeral director fees are fixed at today’s prices. Most funeral plans include an allowance for third party costs, such as cremation fees, celebrant fees, doctor’s fees. It is important to be aware that these costs vary depending upon the location of the crematorium and they typically increase in time. This means that in certain circumstances the allowance may need to be supplemented at the time of the funeral.
As an independent funeral director, Full Circle Funerals is able to support you to buy a pre-paid funeral plan with Golden Charter.
Full Circle’s funeral plan is straightforward to understand and includes everything required for a typical funeral, however, you may also make any changes or additions you wish to ensure it meets your particular requirements. To view the Full Circle funeral plan, please click here.
We are very happy to discuss your exact requirements, so you have peace of mind that you have the most suitable plan and any wishes are recorded. Please contact us to further discuss Full Circle’s funeral plan.
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Some people choose to document their funeral plans and wishes because they know exactly what they would like, or because they would like to give some directions to make the funeral arrangement process easier for their families. You may wish to also buy a pre-paid funeral plan, or may simply want to make your wishes clear.
Everyone is different and sometimes people express their wishes as part of organizing their estate, because they recently attended a funeral or because they know that they have a life-limiting condition.
Regardless of your specific circumstances, we could meet with you to discuss your wishes and help you to share them in a simple funeral wishes document. There is no charge for this meeting and no obligation to use Full Circle Funeral’s services thereafter. We understand how important funeral wishes can be and it is a privilege to be able to help.
If you would like to know more about what is possible for funeral plans and wishes then please don’t hesitate to contact us, or you might find our book “Funerals Your Way” a helpful resource.
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Feedback from the families we have supported, in other words
Could not have received a better service
Throughout the whole funeral process I felt reassured and confident that I was dealing with professionals, but with a heart. And not for one moment did it come across to me or my family as just going 'through the motions'. The level of communications between the Full Circle team was outstanding (in particular Sarah Jones, the Director) who knew exactly the right tone to strike - not an easy thing to do, given that people are so different. But strike it she did, possessing a genuine sensitivity and empathy. All of our needs and suggestions were met and carried out with complete efficiency, ensuring both the church and crematorium services went perfectly smoothly.
It sounds slightly odd to say we would of course use Full Circle again, but the truth is of course we would. Thank you so much.
The funeral mum would have wanted..
From the moment we notified Full Circle of the bereavement, through the planning of the funeral and the day itself they could not have been more kind and helpful. There were a number of decisions to make at a difficult time but Andrew came out to see us, talked through the options and helped us organise the funeral that we felt was just as our mum would have wanted. We were given time to think about our choices and tweak anything as we went.
On the day everything went smoothly and as we’d planned. In our case we decided to deliver the majority of the eulogy ourselves however Andrew was on hand to step in had anyone have needed his support which gave those speaking the confidence to get up. We were given details of the costs at the outset and the final bill was exactly as expected.
Full Circle were just brilliant
Full Circle were just brilliant. They took all the pressure off in respect of the arrangements for my mothers funeral. The funeral service itself was well organised and very dignified. I cannot thank them enough for all their kind and considerate help throughout.
Very professional and exceptional...
Very professional and exceptional service, made my Dad, sister and I feel very at ease and comfortable to discuss the funeral arrangements. Nothing too much trouble, very respectful and compassionate care for our lovely mum from the funeral director David at Harrogate. Thank you so much
Full Circle gave my wife a fitting send off
What a lovely set of people.
At all stages they showed respect and were responsive to requests.
They talked my in-laws and I through what would happen and the choices that we had. They helped where we needed help. We felt very well supported. Thank you Full Circle Funerals!