W J Farrier & Son Ltd, Folkestone

15 reviews

W J Farrier & Son Ltd, Folkestone, Kent, funeral director in Kent

Independent family funeral directors in Folkestone serving bereaved families with bespoke funeral arrangements.

Latest Verified Reviews

Tracy Kelly 24th Oct 2021

To Julie and all the staff, we can not thank you enough, the support you gave us during this most difficult time and the service you provided were impeccable. A star ⭐️  Thank you 

Mandy Trespadern 18th Oct 2021

From the very beginning Lynn made my sister and I feel supported, she advised and helped us make the right decisions for our uncle's funeral. Every time I called the office, every member of staff who answered the phone was compassionate and helpful. It was comforting to have Lynn at the funeral and she guided us through a difficult day with love and care. Thank you.

Robert Bruce 17th Oct 2021

Very proffesonal from start to finish. Highly Reccomend

Reviews

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
37 Bouverie Rd West
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 2SZ

About Us

Originally established in 1948 by Walter John Farrier in Dover, W. J. Farrier & Son Ltd, Folkestone, was founded when the Farrier family acquired Thomas Family Undertakers in Folkestone after the previous owner passed away. Now in the third generation of family members, the team of professional, considerate staff are proud to care for your loved one and help you with every step of arranging a funeral.

Whether your loved one wanted a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary celebration of life, W. J. Farrier & Son can help you plan the perfect farewell. You can choose from a range of coffins, including traditional hardwood, cardboard, wicker and bespoke designs. W. J. Farrier & Son has its own fleet of Daimler hearses and limousines, and can also arrange for bespoke transport such as horse-drawn hearses and motorbike hearses if you wish for something different

The Farrier family are proud to claim that they are leading family owned and run funeral directors in Folkestone and is currently run by Lynda Farrier and her children James, Sarah and Julie.

Call W. J. Farrier & Son Ltd at any time of day or night to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Margaret Patricia   Smith

Margaret Patricia Smith

Nov 1938 - Sep 2021

Ann   Elizabeth Shuttleworth

Ann Elizabeth Shuttleworth

May 1962 - Sep 2021

Michael John (Mick)   Maxted

Michael John (Mick) Maxted

Feb 1938 - Aug 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Tracy Kelly 24th Oct 2021

    To Julie and all the staff, we can not thank you enough, the support you gave us during this most difficult time and the service you provided were impeccable. A star ⭐️  Thank you 

  • 5 Mandy Trespadern 18th Oct 2021

    From the very beginning Lynn made my sister and I feel supported, she advised and helped us make the right decisions for our uncle's funeral. Every time I called the office, every member of staff who answered the phone was compassionate and helpful. It was comforting to have Lynn at the funeral and she guided us through a difficult day with love and care. Thank you.

  • 5 Robert Bruce 17th Oct 2021

    Very proffesonal from start to finish. Highly Reccomend

  • 5 Kim Alexandrou 10th Oct 2021

    We couldn’t have wished for better treatment from start to finish, Fariers were fantastic. Nothing was ever too much trouble. They were all so caring and compassionate. 

  • 5 Clare Millar 28th Sep 2021

    The help, support and attention to detail at the worst possible time of your life is very comforting.  The respect and professionalism shown by Chris on the day was immeasurable.  We cannot thank you all enough at Farriers Folkestone.  Highly recommend, every member of the team deserves a special thank you x 

  • 5 Lisa Evans 28th Sep 2021

    I would just like to thank all at W J Farrier & Son for the care and compassion you have given over the weeks that you have cared for my husband. A special thank you to Chris Daughters for the respect and compassion he has shown me and my family  at this most difficult time and for making the day of the funeral run smoothly. Thank you all for your kind, thoughtful and professional service.

  • 5 Sharon Lowdell 13th Sep 2021

    Excellent and very friendly service from beginning to end

  • 5 Carole Maytum 6th Sep 2021

    Farriers are a family-owned business. Their care and professionalism were of the highest level. At this difficult time, they were always there to help cater to every need and I consider them friends.

  • 5 Nicole Cross 31st Aug 2021

    The guys were all very professional and very understanding. It was my first ever funeral, and it was for my mother :(. Very hard times indeed and felt very lost, overwhelmed and confused. Chris made me feel so at ease and made the whole thing stress free. He was so so lovely. I had so many questions as days went on and he was always happy to answer my questions. He was so supportive on the day, I couldn’t have done it without him. The team all looked very smart and were very respectful too. Couldn’t ask for a nicer funeral arrangement. 

  • 5 Thomas Hunter 16th Aug 2021

    I found the whole experience efficient & detailed, carried out by caring & professional staff who made sure I was given every consideration throughout Many thanks to Chris £ his staff

  • 5 Daniel Falvey 2nd Aug 2021

    Perfect stress-free service. Handled with care and support with no request too much trouble.

  • 5 Anna Donnelly 13th Jul 2021

    WJ Farrier & Son ltd.  they are great at what they do.  They kept us informed of everything chased up any issues that were happening else where and could not of been More kind and compassionate.

  • 5 Derek Gibbs 7th Jul 2021

    They provided an excellent service with kindness and compassion. Everything was as they said it would be.

  • 5 Penny Smith 22nd Jun 2021

    We were initially received in a friendly and concerned manner. All the staff were approachable and unhurried. I could ask about any detail in the arrangements and was helped through it all. Julie was our main contact so I particularly want to thank her for combined professionalism and friendliness.

  • 5 Mark Holden 12th Jun 2021

    Fantastic Staff very professional kind and caring nothing is to much trouble highly recommended. With a special thanks to Julie, Chris And Vicki who made this difficult time so bearable. Many Thanks, Mark and Paul Holden.

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.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
37 Bouverie Rd West
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 2SZ

Latest Verified Reviews

Tracy Kelly 24th Oct 2021

To Julie and all the staff, we can not thank you enough, the support you gave us during this most difficult time and the service you provided were impeccable. A star ⭐️  Thank you 

Mandy Trespadern 18th Oct 2021

From the very beginning Lynn made my sister and I feel supported, she advised and helped us make the right decisions for our uncle's funeral. Every time I called the office, every member of staff who answered the phone was compassionate and helpful. It was comforting to have Lynn at the funeral and she guided us through a difficult day with love and care. Thank you.

Robert Bruce 17th Oct 2021

Very proffesonal from start to finish. Highly Reccomend

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