Memory bears made by local business.

This beautiful bear has been given to us by ‘Handmade By The Haytons’, a local family business who make memory bears or cushions from clothes of a loved one. We think they are beautiful and a wonderful way to remember someone special to us and are only £15. This little chap also has little pockets for keeping important treasures. Get in touch to find out more. Thank-you to Suzanne and Kerry for bringing him in.

Help the Hospice with Crossfit Skipton.

In conjunction with Aireborough Rotary, Dave has been busy putting together the first ever ‘Help the Hospice’ functional fitness fundraising competition.  Crossfit Skipton have kindly agreed to lend their space and equipment for the day, with all profits being donated to Manorlands Hospice. The competition will be on Saturday the 13th of April 2019, and is now completely sold out.

To find out more about the wonderful work that Manorlands do throughout the local community, please go to the link below.

Or, if you just want to find out a bit more information on the awesomeness that is Crossfit Skipton click on this link.

OR……if you would like to find out more about the patrons of the event Aireborough Rotary click on the following link.

Whitaker Firth host Grave Talk cafe – 22nd October, 10am

Guiseley solicitors, Whitaker Firth are hosting a Grave Talk cafe on Monday 22nd October at 10 am at their offices on Springfield Court, Guiseley, LS20 8FD. Grave Talk was launched by The Church of England as a cafe space to have those big conversations around dying, death and funerals in a supported, safe space. Father David Pickett (St.Oswalds church), Ruth Owen (Full Circle) and Alex Wright (Whitaker Firth) will be there to help answer any questions you may have. For further information call 01943 262626

A very warm welcome to Kerry !

Kerry has joined our Full Circle team and we couldn’t be happier. Kerry has previously worked in the NHS as an Occupational Therapist specialising in Palliative Care and is training to become an End of Life Doula. We are all looking forward to having her in the team. Click on the Read More button to find out more about Kerry.



Full Circle now offer SAIF Care

SAIF Care offers a range of services to bereaved people over the age of 18, including telephone support, email support and up to six free sessions of supportive counselling

Bereavement Support Group.

We understand that sometimes it can be helpful to know that there is a safe space to come to where it is okay to talk about our grief, to listen and be listened to or to just be ourselves. Our support group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Full Circle, 114 Otley Road. Everyone is welcome. For more details contact Ruth on 01943 262626 or email

Renovations are well under way at The Globe, Bramley!

2019 will see our second service open as the renovations at The Globe in Bramley are well and truly underway and the new premises are taking shape. We are very much looking forward to being part of the local community. We will keep you posted with the developments !!

Full Circle have been nominated for a Good Funeral Award.

We are feeling so thankful ! We have been nominated again for a Good Funeral Award. This year we have been nominated for Funeral Director of the Year. The awards are just part of a weekend of lectures and exhibitions at the Ideal Death Show, to be held in Bournemouth in September. Sarah and Ruth are delighted to be able to attend and we’ll let you know how we get on !

Full Circle are delighted to be supporting the Leeds Community Foundation.

We have recently joined the Leeds Community Foundation 100 Club. The Foundation works with charities and community projects across the city to change the lives of local people. They do this by supporting those organisations with distributing grants, sharing advice, offering support and galvanising local businesses to give something back to the community. Click on the ‘Read more’ button to find out more.

How much do funerals really matter? Research project gets underway.

There are studies and research papers around bereavement and grief but there is very little that relates to the funeral and what constitutes a “good” funeral. Full Circle is delighted to announce that they are carrying out research into this very topic and are looking for participants to take part. Click on the ‘Read more’ button to find out more.

Guiseley Summer Street Party

These beautiful ladies were out and about at the Summer Street Party supporting the Guiseley Lions raise money towards the Christmas Lights. The sun was shining and there was lots of fun to be had. Well done to the organisers for another fantastic event !

Aireborough and Wharfedale Dying Matters Partnership

Thank you to the Ilkley Gazette for their support of Dying Matters week, with their article highlighting all the free events in the local area. Click on the ‘Read More’ button to see the article.

Dying Matters Week 2018

Monday 14th May sees the start of Dying Matters week and there will be a number of free events in the Aireborough and Wharfedale area, with the hope to help people feel more able to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. From Monday to Thursday there are number of different events in Guiseley and Ilkley, and an opportunity to talk to different professionals in a safe space. Please phone 01943 262626 or email  We would love to see you there.

Yorkshire Choice Award Finalists !

Friday 13th April saw Jade and Ruth put on their posh frocks and represent Full Circle at the awards ceremony and dinner at Elland Road. Now in it’s third year, the Yorkshire Choice Awards celebrates achievement in Yorkshire – businesses and individuals, whilst raising money for a chosen charity. This year it is St. Gemma’s Hospice. It was a brilliant evening and congratulations to all involved in the organisation. We couldn’t believe our ears when the first finalist called was us !!! 435,000 votes cast across all the categories, 74 businesses in the Independent Business of the Year award and your votes meant that we came in the top 4 !!! On behalf of us all, thank you so much for your support. We couldn’t be more delighted !

Thrilled to be nominated for a Yorkshire Choice Award

We were absolutely delighted to hear that we have been nominated for ‘Independent Business of the Year’ at the 2018 Yorkshire Choice Awards. The awards are on Friday 13th April and we are keeping everything crossed that we will have got enough votes to be in the running. To have been nominated is a fabulous testament  to our belief that choice is possible and it can be important. If you would like to vote for us, please go to and select us from the ‘Independent Business’ category. Closing date is 16th March 2018. Thank-you for all your support !

Full Circle launch a campaign with a difference.

February saw the launch of a year long campaign to encourage people, where possible, to ‘enjoy the moment. Celebrating ‘Send a friend a card’ day and ‘Random acts of kindness day’, read more about the reasons for the campaign.

What would you like to ask a funeral director?

Beth Parsons from Stray FM’s Health and Well Being Show came to meet Sarah Jones to have a look around and answer some questions. You can listen to her interview here.

Full Circle win at Good Funeral Awards.

We were absolutely delighted to win “Best modern funeral director” at the national Good Funeral Awards 2017.  The judges base their decision on feedback from families and professionals so winning this awards has meant a great deal to us.

Burying Taboos around death

Full Circle were featured in the Lifestyle section of the Yorkshire Post newspaper on Wednesday 6th September 2017. We are really grateful to the Yorkshire Post for such balanced and funeral-positive reporting.

We are proud to become a Dementia Friends business.

We are delighted to have been accepted as members of The Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Alliance. As part of that our team have attended Dementia Friends Training sessions and earnt our ‘Forget-me-Not badges. For more information about how you can support the Alliance, click on the following link.

Full Circle has an editorial published in Leeds West CCG magazine

Our ‘6 questions to ask a funeral director’ have been published in Engage magazine, a quarterly magazine that goes to all Leeds GP surgeries

Engage magazine July 2017

Dying Matters – time to say goodbye, how to have a good funeral

As Dying Matters week (8 May to 12 May) approaches we are encouraged to consider what we can do: for ourselves, our family, our friends and our community.

Better Lives Leeds May 2017

Dying Matters Event proves successful in Ilkley

An event to tackle the taboo around death proved a success when it took place at Ilkley’s Clarke Foley Centre.

Telegraph and Argus May 2017

Local Businesses Join Forces To Host Events For Dying Matters Awareness Week

A group of leading West Yorkshire based businesses and organisations have joined forces to create a week-long series of free events as part of a national campaign to encourage people to plan for and talk more openly about death.

Business Up North May 2017

Wharfedale Dying Matters Week

In collaboration with Walker Foster solicitors, we are hosting various events around the Ilkley area during Dying Matters week 2017 ( – please come along or call Jade on 01943 262626 if you would like more information.

Sarah talks to Stray FM for Dying Matters week

Just arrived for my radio debut with StrayFM to talk about Dying Matters Week and funeral choices….. nervous!

National accolade for new Guiseley funeral service.

A funeral service which was set up by a former doctor less than a year ago has been named as one of the best in the country.

Ilkley Gazette April 2017

Guiseley funeral firm aquires eco-friendly hearse.

Guiseley based Full Circle Funerals has become the first funeral service outside London to aquire a state-of-the-art electric hearse.

Business Link January 2017

Full Circle Funerals opens new Guiseley premises.

West Yorkshire based funeral service, Full Circle Funerals, marked the opening of brand new premises on Otley Road, Guiseley on September 5.

Funeral Service Times September 2016

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