Trish Stewart

Civil Celebrant

I am a caring and sensitive person with a warm and friendly disposition well suited to being able to assist you with the celebratory farewell of your loved one.

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I see my role as facilitating the wishes and needs of the family involved in planning the service, helping them to live through their feelings, to recognize the reality of the occasion and to provide guidance for them to work towards living without your loved one.
I will provide a positive and healing environment where we can together have relevance which pays tribute to your loved one in a therapeutic way and where appropriate use creative symbolism to celebrate your loved one’s life.
I can also provide grief counselling, if required, after the funeral service.
I have been a member of the Celebrants Guild of NZ for more than 10 years and now am a member of the Celebrants Association of NZ (CANZ) since the amalgamation in 2012. I have a strong ethic for professional performance and enjoy serving our local community. I look forward to being able to help you get through the tough times in your time of need.

Colleen Baird

Civil Celebrant

I am a founding member of the Celebrants Association of NZ, I take my work seriously, do my best at all times and receive great satisfaction when people say ‘Thanks, a job well done’.

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Ritual is a part of our lives and of course some of us create our own small rituals – like that regular cup of tea or ritual life around sporting events. However, these simple rituals do not usually focus clearly on the great happiness or pain and grief, which mark particular parts of our life journey.
Gathering up our special life moments in ritual, can be about having someone like me, to take you through this significant time. It can be about marking a moment of celebration in a way that goes beyond simply bringing together a group of bereaved family, friends and relatives. It can be setting aside a special time to stop and reflect on what is happening to us and how we are feeling. I understand how positive and healing a funeral can be for the bereaved, whatever the circumstances may be, provided it speaks in a context that is honest and relevant for them.
I am a founding member of the Celebrants Association of NZ, I take my work seriously, do my best at all times and receive great satisfaction when people say ‘Thanks, a job well done’.

Margaret Barraclough


I feel that performing your ceremony is both a privilege and honour and you can have peace of mind that by working together, we will create a service that will meet all your expectations.

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New Plymouth is my base, but I am also happy to travel within Taranaki on request. My nursing experience is invaluable and having spent four years at the local hospice, I feel that I can relate to grieving families well.
I warmly welcome enquires and would be honoured to assist you.

Sam Bennett JP

Celebrant New Zealand Ltd

Full Circle Bespoke Life Events
Phone: 06 753 3763  Cell: 027 751 5100
Email: contact@fullcirclecelebrant.co.nz

I am a vocational funeral celebrant and I am aware and acknowledge that my role is a position of great honour and profound privilege.

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My key role and responsibilities are to facilitate nurture and encourage individuals families and the community to create a funeral ceremony that is appropriate to the person in my care. I will provide you with a professional service that reflects your personal style, values and beliefs. When working with me as your funeral celebrant you can expect me to be respectful, friendly, mature, reassuring, sensitive, timely and non- judgemental with the proven ability to bring order to a somewhat difficult and distressing occasion. I am a fully trained and qualified funeral celebrant (Dip. Celebrant Studies) a validated member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (VCANZ)and I voluntarily serve my community as Justice of Peace for New Zealand. Full Circle Bespoke Life Events – serving Taranaki families since 2009.