John Weir Funeral Directors Chatham

178 reviews

John Weir Funeral Directors Chatham, Kent, funeral director in Kent

John Weir is an independent funeral directors offering high quality services covering all of Chatham.

Latest Verified Reviews

Carol Burrin 8th Sep 2021

We were very impressed with the support we received from the initial phone call to the funeral. A high level of professionalism from everyone we met. They were even able to help when we ran into difficulties obtaining a death certificate.

Peter&Eileen Weeks 9th Aug 2021

We knew we had made the right choice after we spoke to Amanda at John Weir Chatham, she was kind understanding and gave  us good advise every step of the way.  On the day of the funeral everything went smoothly. so well organised.   Our celebrant Annie Love was absolutely brilliant, thank you all so much, highly recommended.  

Jane Morgan 11th Jul 2021

This is the second time we have used John Weir.  Very professional but very easy to talk.  I know I don’t need to worry about anything as they have it all under control. 

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
25 New Road
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4QJ

About Us

John Weir Funeral Directors is built on a long tradition of high quality bereavement care in the local community.

With locations throughout the Medway towns, we have full professional and experienced staff, enabling us to provide first class facilities and a comprehensive range of services. Whether the funeral is simple or elaborate, our expertise will ensure that the funeral arrangements are carried out with the highest of standards.

Funeral director Ben Baker, who is the Chatham branch manager, will be at the office to assist you Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Furthermore, our telephone line is open to receive calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

John Weir Funeral Directors is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). On top of this, it is also the first funeral director in Kent to join the international, invitation only organisation, Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

Latest Obituaries

Paul   James Robinson

Paul James Robinson

Sep 2021 - Mar 1959

Douglas   Arthur

Douglas Arthur "Doug" Stannard

Sep 1931 - Aug 2021

Peter   William Taylor

Peter William Taylor

Nov 1934 - Aug 2021

Janet   Anne Duplock

Janet Anne Duplock

Aug 1950 - Aug 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Carol Burrin 8th Sep 2021

    We were very impressed with the support we received from the initial phone call to the funeral. A high level of professionalism from everyone we met. They were even able to help when we ran into difficulties obtaining a death certificate.

  • 5 Peter&Eileen Weeks 9th Aug 2021

    We knew we had made the right choice after we spoke to Amanda at John Weir Chatham, she was kind understanding and gave  us good advise every step of the way.  On the day of the funeral everything went smoothly. so well organised.   Our celebrant Annie Love was absolutely brilliant, thank you all so much, highly recommended.  

  • 5 Jane Morgan 11th Jul 2021

    This is the second time we have used John Weir.  Very professional but very easy to talk.  I know I don’t need to worry about anything as they have it all under control. 

  • 5 Jane & rick Coppingjane@yahoo.co.uk 27th Jun 2021

    We as a family can not thank the team at John Weir Chatham branch enough .They went above & beyond to give our dad David Wright a send off fit for a hero .

  • 5 Diana Drew 25th Jun 2021

    I used John Weir for my Dad’s funeral back in 1995 and was impressed back then.  So much so that Mum and I agreed that I would use them again when the time came for her funeral. Ben and Amanda were the utmost professionals and worked seamlessly together to provide the excellent service that I received at a difficult time with social distancing and the restrictions that imposed.  When advised that the funeral had to be on a small budget they were compassionate and reassuring that the funeral wouldn’t be a lesser version.  The recommended celebrant, Deborah Glass, was absolutely brilliant and you wouldn’t have known that she had never met Mum.

  • 5 Belinda Smith 20th Jun 2021

    Such lovely people very understanding in these sad times, very respectful I have had 6 of my family go through John weir. Will always recommend them to anyone

  • 5 Ria Delaney 15th Jun 2021

    Fantastic service at such an awful time for me,gave me comfort to know my husband was being well looked after. Thankyou

  • 5 Debi Easton 12th Jun 2021

    Excellent from start to finish, professional, kind and made a very difficult time easier to handle.

  • 5 Beverly Dingsdale 5th Jun 2021

    John Weir are extremely professional and Amanda guided us through every step of a very difficult time. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

  • 5 Maureen Smith 31st May 2021

    Amanda was so friendly and sympathetic to my needs. A voice on the end of the phone but I was very lucky to meet her in person.  I asked for the best Celebrant you had and in Kathryn Sansom I got that. I have written to her separately. Everything went without a hitch and the casket tribute by MASK in Chatham was excellent.  Sean who was in charge of things on the day was so good and a nice touch at the end gave me a red rose to bring home. Thank you so much. 

  • 5 Jane Towne 25th May 2021

    Very helpful and understdanding. Nothing was too much trouble.

  • 5 Josef Frank 11th May 2021

    Ben and all concerned were absolutely brilliant.The funeral and cremation went like clockwork . They were all professionally dressed and knew exactly what yo do.Thank you John and Ben for all the hard work put in to make Peggies funeral a great send off.She would have really appreciated it. I would definitely recommend anyone to use their services. Thank you once again. Josef Frank

  • 5 Louise Picot 10th May 2021

    Lots of care given throughout and funeral ran smoothly. On the day the men couldn’t do enough for us.

  • 5 Karen Turner 4th May 2021

    From start to finish everything went smoothly. I literally cannot fault them.

  • 5 Brenda Brocklehurst 27th Apr 2021

    As soon as I spoke to Amanda at John Weir, Chatham I knew I had made the right choice of funeral director. At every step of the way she was kind and considerate. Nothing was too much trouble; Amanda explained the arrangements clearly and allowed you time to think through what you wanted. On the day of the funeral everything was so well organised and the choice of Annie Love as celebrant was perfect. Follow up support was even offered after the funeral. Thank you John Weir.

  • 5 Candace Tustin 27th Apr 2021

    Absolutely lovely team of people to deal with. Amanda was very attentive to our needs.

  • 5 Lyn Farrington 24th Apr 2021

    Amanda was very kind and accommodating while I was going through my ordeal. Always patient and suggesting things I may have missed to make the day perfect. The floral display she ordered on my behalf was exactly what I asked for. 

  • 5 Anne Potts 23rd Apr 2021

    The service i received from John Weir was so good I couldn't have been treated better in such circumstances

  • 5 Lisa White 20th Apr 2021

    Fantastic service from the moment we first spoke to Amanda up until dads funeral would highly recommend everyone was very caring thanks again everyone at John weir

  • 5 Jacqui Thomson 23rd Mar 2021

    Excellent service Amanda and Ben made the whole process easy and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you

  • 5 Judy Caudwell 13th Mar 2021

    So very professional and supportive nothing too much trouble.

  • 5 Alan Neeson 13th Mar 2021

    We used John Weir funeral directors funeral four our baby girl. They were excellent from start to finish & explained each process stage by stage to allow us time to take it all in.

  • 5 Tina Mclaren 7th Mar 2021

    I would definitely recommend John Weir the staff are very caring and nothing seemed too much trouble. Chapel of rest open during covid pandemic when other undertakers did not offer this service, this meant family was able to say their goodbyes a great help towards the grieving process.

  • 5 Laura Robinson 21st Feb 2021

    Amanda was so kind and helpful and explained every part of the process very clearly especially when it was a very hard time for me and my family. Thank you ♥️ Amanda xx

  • 5 John Magee 16th Feb 2021

    The care we received from the day of our Dad's death until the funeral was first rate. Consultation, concern and assitance in everything. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
25 New Road
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4QJ

Latest Verified Reviews

Carol Burrin 8th Sep 2021

We were very impressed with the support we received from the initial phone call to the funeral. A high level of professionalism from everyone we met. They were even able to help when we ran into difficulties obtaining a death certificate.

Peter&Eileen Weeks 9th Aug 2021

We knew we had made the right choice after we spoke to Amanda at John Weir Chatham, she was kind understanding and gave  us good advise every step of the way.  On the day of the funeral everything went smoothly. so well organised.   Our celebrant Annie Love was absolutely brilliant, thank you all so much, highly recommended.  

Jane Morgan 11th Jul 2021

This is the second time we have used John Weir.  Very professional but very easy to talk.  I know I don’t need to worry about anything as they have it all under control. 

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