Patricia Elliot

Independent Funeral Celebrant

An Easy Process

Home Visits

Commemoration

PreArrangements

With You Every Step of The Way

I am available to book by phone or email and will respond immediately where
possible or at least on the same morning or afternoon or evening of contact.

PrePlanning

The service will be based on what is important to you and how you want to honour your loved one. I consider it an enormous privilege to work with you at such a key moment in your life.

Home Visits

I will meet with you, the next of kin, (in person or online whichever is
convenient for you) to work with you to create something special.

Arrangements

I am delighted to offer the following funeral services:
– Religious
– Non-religious
– Semi-religious

Funeral Service

Every person is exceptional with a personal story. I will always ensure that your funeral service is individual and capture that
uniqueness in the service.

Commemoration

I will provide a commemorative funeral script for the next of kin at the end of the funeral service. If this is not possible or at the request of the next of kin, I will post the commemorative funeral script to the next of kin.

About Me

I am a Scottish based author of academic and self-help books. I am an
Inspirational Speaker, Blogger and Mentor to individuals and organisations on
personal, career and self-development.
I founded MindCircles 20 years ago to provide wellbeing services to help
motivate, empower, support and provide hope and encouragement to
everyone. The aim of my books is to transform your way of thinking.
I have experienced many life challenges but my most traumatic was the loss of
my beloved eldest son to suicide in the summer of his life. I wrote The Weight
of Emptiness: Comfort and Hope for the Loss of a Loved One on my experience
of this loss but also to help others cope with sudden unexpected loss of a loved
one.

I hold University degrees in Music, Law, Psychology and Education but what I value most is my degree from the University of Life. Over the years my readers and clients have told me that my writing and speaking style is engaging, positive, always sensitive and encouraging and that I have a natural affinity for people and am empathetic and compassionate.

After I gave the eulogy at my son’s celebration of life I was asked to do the same for others. I decided then that I would like to be an independent funeral celebrant. I offer services of all faiths or none – religious, non-religious, spiritual, or something in between. Every person is exceptional with a personal story. I will always ensure that your funeral service is individual and capture that uniqueness in the service.
I will meet with you, the next of kin, (in person or online whichever is convenient for you) to work with you to create something special. The service will be based on what is important to you and how you want to honour your loved one. I consider it an enormous privilege to work with you at such a key moment in your life.

My funeral services

I am delighted to offer the following funeral services:
– Religious
– Non-religious
– Semi-religious
Crematoria and burial site visits
I am happy to visit crematoria and burial sites within a 12-mile radius of
Glasgow, or if required, further afield after discussion with you on
additional travel expenses.

Contact with Next of Kin and guarantee timing
I will contact the Next of Kin within 24 hours of you contacting me with
the relevant contact details (telephone number(s), email address, home
address).

Home visits and Timing

Home visits and timing
I will visit the home of the Next of Kin within a 12-mile radius of Glasgow
or if required, further afield after discussion with you on additional travel
expenses.
I will visit the home of the Next of Kin as soon as possible after speaking
with them, and at a time convenient for them.

Commemorative Funeral Script

I will provide a commemorative funeral script for the next of kin at the
end of the funeral service. If this is not possible or at the request of the
next of kin, I will post the commemorative funeral script to the next of kin.

Virtual contact (video calls) and timing

Where it is not possible to visit the home of the Next of Kin I am happy to
organise a virtual meeting with the Next of Kin and will contact them
within 24 hours of your contacting me and confirm that they have the
ability to link with me via an online call such as a zoom meeting.

  My Fees

My fee is £200 per funeral and includes:

 – all telephone and email contact with you, the Funeral Director/Arranger (and visit where necessary within a 12-mile radius of Glasgow)
– writing and providing the Draft Order of Funeral Service for you, the Funeral Director/Arranger (which will include the music and poems and details of committal, closing or leaving open curtains etc.). Providing the music details enables you, as Funeral Director/Arranger, to obtain the music from the relevant companies
(e.g. Wesley Media or Obitus, etc.)
– visit to the crematorium/burial site prior to the funeral to familiarise myself with the site.
– attendance at the crematorium/burial site for the funeral within a 12-mile radius of Glasgow (discuss any additional expenses for travel outside of the 12-mile radius of Glasgow – contact with the next of kin as soon as contact from you the Funeral Director/Arranger is received by me.
– home visit with the next of kin within the 12-mile radius of Glasgow (home visit of up to 1 hour). If the home visit extends to more than 1 hour, then there will be a further charge (to be discussed)
– virtual/video call with next of kin
– writing the Eulogy, sending to the next of kin for approval or for any adjustments they may wish
– providing a Commemorative Funeral Script for the next of kin at the end of the funeral service or as arranged with the next of kin

Contact availability and response time.

I am available to book by phone or email and will respond immediately where possible or at least on the same morning or afternoon or evening of contact.

My contact details

Address: Patricia Elliot, 26 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DR
Email address: pat@mindcircles.co.uk
Website: www.mindcircles.co.uk
Mobile number: +44(0)7930 658 361

What Our Families are Saying

‘Patricia helped ease us through this tragic loss by providing a deeply personal services by talking about our loved one with love and affection’

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‘Thanks Pat, you were of great assistance and comfort making a sad time more bearable’. John & Patricia C

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‘Thank you for all your help Pat’. Brian F

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Patricia gave an excellent, heartfelt tribute, and although this was a solemn occasion she shared some of the humourous family stories which were very much appreciated

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‘Myself and Janice have read the eulogy and love it you have nailed him to a tee we thank you for all your hard work should there be anything else we will be sure to let you know. Once again thank you so much. Also thank you so much for the funeral service, you did a wonderful job’. Janice & Derek S

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Patricia, I would just like to thank you so much for being our Celebrant, for the service you produced and how you delivered it with such kindness and care. Your support meant so much to our family and helped us all to get through the saddest occasions. With very best wishes.

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‘Thank you for everything from the moment you came to see us, when we shared many memories. Thank you for helping us through this difficult time. You really did our Mum, Angela justice in the way you talked about her life. It was a true celebration of her life’. Andrew & Declyn 

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