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

Karen Turner 4th May 2021

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

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.

Candace Tustin 27th Apr 2021

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

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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

Christian Alexander Shade "Chris"

Apr 1975 - Apr 2021

Margaret Elizabeth Rose "Peggie"

May 1930 - Mar 2021

Linda Margaret Picot

Jul 1957 - Apr 2021

John Henry Lacey

Aug 1928 - Apr 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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!

  • 5 Daniel Parsloe 7th Feb 2021

    Excellent service 

  • 5 Duncan China 27th Jan 2021

    Very professional and caring.

  • 5 Darren Capon 26th Jan 2021

    Very professional and caring 

  • 5 Jill Tyas 10th Jan 2021

    I have used John Weir for my dad’s funeral 12 years ago and recently for my mum’s, I wouldn’t have considered going anywhere else the service I received was excellent on both occasions. The staff were all very helpful especially Amanda who we dealt with, very professional and helpful especially dealing with extra pressures of the coronavirus. Would highly recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Tim Burrows 19th Dec 2020

    Amanda at John Weir was fantastic from the first phone call we made to say dad was on palliative care and then when we called to book dads funeral. The advice and suggestions were all fantastic nothing was too much trouble. The chauffeurs on the day were kind and professional everything ran so smoothly we can’t thank everyone enough, a couple of family members said it was the best funeral they had ever been to if you can say that. We are very grateful for their support snd kindness and would highly recommend them.

  • 5 Jacqueline Page 18th Dec 2020

    Amanda at John Weir Chatham was wonderful very helpful and understanding, and on the day Ben looked after us so well. Cannot praise them enough for helping us through such a terrible time.

  • 5 Michael Patrick 12th Dec 2020

    The level of service received from John Weir and in particular Amanda was absolutely first class. Amanda was not only extremely helpful and knowledgeable, but kind, compassionate and caring in helping us arrange the funeral. On the day of the funeral, her colleagues took great care of us and were extremely professional, respectful and kind. In what has been an extremely difficult time for us as a family, everyone we dealt with at John Weir were a credit to the company and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone needing their services.

  • 5 Teresa Pearce 30th Nov 2020

    I would like to say a big thank you to everyone especially Amanda for being so kind and sensitive during this most difficult time for me and my family, the service you have provided has been excellent.

  • 5 Louise Graham 30th Nov 2020

    Outstanding so helpful makes the worst time bearable couldn’t thanks to them enough  

  • 5 Ian Conway 16th Nov 2020

    I cannot thank Amanda and the team at John Weir in Chatham enough for their help and support with my aunt's funeral. Amanda made the whole process simple and was always on hand to answer my questions. Genuine five star service, thank you again for everything.

  • 5 Michael Parkinson 1st Nov 2020

    All went very well. Amanda - in the Chatham office- was always helpful and extremely pleasant, and the service itself was smooth and well organised. Michael Parkinson

  • 5 Jacqueline Foster 1st Nov 2020

    They are very kind very professional and always willing to help in any way, I would highly recommend them in such a troubling time.

  • 5 Coral Huby 12th Oct 2020

    I cannot thank the team enough for all their help, care and kindness leading up to and after the funeral. The gentlemen that helped us on the day of the funeral were incredible; they helped with everything, every detail and were kind and caring. As all the staff have been. Amanda has ensured that communication was good and prompted me when needed. What was the most touching, was the care and dignity that the undertakers showed when arriving at our house just after Dad passed. It was the very early hours and yet they conducted themselves in the most respectful manner.  And Kathryn (our life celebrant), well, people thought she was a friend of Dad’s the way she spoke about him.  The team also ensure that COVID didn’t intrude too much on what we needed to do. For this, we were very thankful. Everything was still very safe but easy-guidelines followed but in a very seamless way.  From start to finish, John Weir have been incredible. Words can’t express our gratitude enough. 

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

Karen Turner 4th May 2021

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

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.

Candace Tustin 27th Apr 2021

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

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