John Weir Funeral Directors Chatham

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John Weir Funeral Directors Chatham, Kent, funeral director in Kent
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John Weir is an independent funeral directors offering high quality services covering all of Chatham.

Latest Verified Reviews

John & Linda Hutcheon 12th Jul 2020

I have used John Weir in the past and as always a truly professional experience from start to finish. His staff were in constant contact with us, ready to help in any way possible. Many thanks, John Hutcheon

Karen West 11th Jul 2020

Dignified service

Sarah Oneill 4th Jul 2020

So grateful for the kind and caring way everyone at John Weir looked after my Dad from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble.  Special thanks to Ben for all of your help. 

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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

Anthony Albert Cooper

Jan 1937 - Jul 2020

Andrew David Marvell

Feb 1946 - Jul 2020

Joyce Margaret Lacey

Sep 1930 - Jul 2020

Sumandeep Khatkar

May 1971 - Jul 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 John & Linda Hutcheon 12th Jul 2020

    I have used John Weir in the past and as always a truly professional experience from start to finish. His staff were in constant contact with us, ready to help in any way possible. Many thanks, John Hutcheon

  • 5 Karen West 11th Jul 2020

    Dignified service

  • 5 Sarah Oneill 4th Jul 2020

    So grateful for the kind and caring way everyone at John Weir looked after my Dad from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble.  Special thanks to Ben for all of your help. 

  • 5 Bob Astridge 19th Jun 2020

    We were kept informed of developments and procedures before the funeral, and the burial was done in difficult circumstances given the current health situation. Our thanks to Amanda for making a difficult time a lot easier to come to terms with. The funeral itself was conducted in an excellent manner and we are very satisfied with the service provided.

  • 5 Karen Rogers 13th Jun 2020

    Absolutely brilliant service from across the full team.  A horrid thing to have to arrange a funeral for a loved one, but made much more pleasant by those we dealt with - Amanda for all the arrangements and Shane on the day.  First class. 

  • 5 Rebekah Farrell 13th Jun 2020

    The whole team at Chatham were wonderful, so lovely and helpful. Making sure everything was done with care and dignity. It made the whole process much easier knowing if I had any questions they were always happy to answer them and got back to me really quickly. Thank you

  • 5 Shaun Ravate 27th May 2020

    A thoroughly professional service. All the staff were polite, empathetic and kind, which makes it even more personal considering they have the increased pressure with more funerals and the restrictions imposed. They are a credit to the company and I thank them for making the time easier due to their compassion and understanding.

  • 5 Susan Seppings 26th May 2020

    A very big thank you for all of your help and support, your kindness and understanding and very professional approach at a most difficult time.  A special thank you to Amanda who went out of her way to make sure everything was just perfect , she was just amazing and also a very big thank you to Ben.  THANK YOU so much.

  • 5 Helen Stevens 23rd May 2020

    We couldn't be more impressed with John Weir, Chatham. Amanda has been wonderful throughout the whole process and has taken away all the stress from us. Every detail was thought of. We'd also like to thank the staff involved on the day, particularly Shane who was extremely professional and kind.

  • 5 Kim Wilson 23rd May 2020

     Very happy with the compassionate service provided by Amanda and the gentlemen who looked after us and dad on the day of the funeral. Amanda was amazing organising everything for us, especially difficult during this covid crisis. Although we weren’t able to give dad the send off we would have liked because of the current situation, it was a lovely personal service and we thank everyone at John Weir for their help with this. 

  • 5 Elaine Easson 20th May 2020

    Very helpful, lovely people.. Handled my Uncle's funeral with such care and compassion.thank you again. Ele

  • 5 Carolyne Harrington 11th May 2020

    Thank you for all your help and support and especially Amanda for getting the order of service done at such short notice. All staff are considerate, compassionate and just lovely - thanks guys much appreciated

  • 5 Claire Polhill 26th Apr 2020

    We couldn’t have been in better hands, very professional, helpful and friendly in this extra trying time.  They did a fantastic job or arranging everything for us, even with our last minute changes.  Thank you for helping us say goodbye to our sister as well as we could. 

  • 4 Akua Agyei 11th Apr 2020

    Our director Amanda was very caring, very helpful and very accomodating. Thank you John Weir! 

  • 5 David Pawsey 5th Apr 2020

    Under very difficult circumstances due to the present world wide problems John Weir were very helpful and informative about the current government guidelines. They carried out there duties in an exceptional way.

  • 5 Paul Carey 4th Apr 2020

    An excellent service performed with thoughtfulness and sincerity

  • 5 William Baker 2nd Apr 2020

    Ben who we dealt with put us at ease and he explained everything and friendly service.

  • 5 Ian Burford 23rd Mar 2020

    Amazing. So grateful

  • 5 Amanda Perkins 20th Mar 2020

    We as a family cannot thank you enough for taking care of us as a family but especially our beloved Darron at this very difficult time. Special thanks to Shane, from start to finish we thank you from the bottom of our hearts  ♥️ Amanda and Kathryn  your kindness and sensitivity as this difficult time ❤️ we thank you ❤️ John Weir, you should be very proud of your staff ❤️

  • 4 Caroline Boorman 14th Mar 2020

    From our initial engagement with Amanda and Ben at John Weir we couldn't have wished for more caring and considerate people to help us through this difficult time, the guidance and support they offered was very much appreciated. The attention to detail and the wider professional team that they recommended; Kathryn (the Celebrant) and Masks (florist) all helped to make for a wonderful service. Thank-you.

  • 5 Kim Morsley 11th Mar 2020

    Ben, Amanda and the rest of the team made so much difference at this especially difficult time. Their kind, gentle and understanding approach and the fact that nothing was too much trouble for them helped me and my family cope with what would otherwise have been a totally overwhelming process . With their support and understanding we were able to meet all our needs and create the perfect final goodbye to my Mum - one that she herself would have been pleased with. We felt cared for, supported and understood and felt at peace with their respect for all of us - and particularly their respect for the care and dignity of my Mum. I can't thank them enough.

  • 5 David & Leah Archer 1st Mar 2020

    Very professional & caring . Amanda and the team were so helpful at this very difficult time for us . I could contact Amanda any time of the day for advice and support . On the day we couldn’t have wished for a better send off for our beloved Dad . A truly excellent service from J Weir . 

  • 5 Barbara Manley 22nd Feb 2020

    A respectful and courteous service. The team at John Weir Funeral Directors helped our family through a difficult time in our lives.

  • 5 Judy Caudwell 15th Feb 2020

    Very professional, caring and respectful. Nothing was too much trouble.

  • 5 Linda Elliott 9th Feb 2020

    Easy to use and very comprehensive.

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

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

John & Linda Hutcheon 12th Jul 2020

I have used John Weir in the past and as always a truly professional experience from start to finish. His staff were in constant contact with us, ready to help in any way possible. Many thanks, John Hutcheon

Karen West 11th Jul 2020

Dignified service

Sarah Oneill 4th Jul 2020

So grateful for the kind and caring way everyone at John Weir looked after my Dad from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble.  Special thanks to Ben for all of your help. 

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