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Josie Wood - Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Skipton

Offering heart-led ceremonies, created with empathy and support when you need it most.

When you are planning a ceremony to say goodbye to a loved one...you need to feel you are in safe hands with someone who will create and deliver the ceremony that fulfils your wishes and brings comfort.

With caring, respectful kindness and attention - this is what I offer you.

As an independent celebrant I will help you have the ceremony just as you want it. It’s your ceremony, you way, with your choices. My role is to facilitate that.

I will listen deeply as you tell me about the life of your loved one – so I can create a tribute that truly reflects them.

I will help you choose music, poetry, readings and any other content for the ceremony – to help you convey the atmosphere that you want to put across.

If you have any questions or concerns I’ll do my best to help you resolve those…making sure you feel supported every step of the way.

'Once again, on behalf of Dad and I, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautifully crafted ceremony yesterday to wish Mum well on the next leg of her soul journey. Everything ran perfectly and was so well planned, you gave the service with such forethought and dignity, we were very moved.' Martyn Lee

I invite you to call me for a chat to see how I can best support you.

I trained with Civil Ceremonies and qualified with an Accredited Diploma.

I have been a counsellor and life coach for over 30 years and I am a member of the Association for Coaching.

My fee for both funerals and memorial services is £215 (Autumn 2023).


Telephone 01943 872498 / 0752 848 1228

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