John Weir Funeral Directors Gillingham

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John Weir Funeral Directors Gillingham, Kent, funeral director in Kent
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John Weir is a well-established funeral directors working in the Gillingham area.

Latest Verified Reviews

Debra Dring 12th Nov 2020

We can’t recommend Theresa and the team at John Weir highly enough. During a very difficult time for the family they provided a compassionate, respectful and efficient service for which we are very grateful. 

Rosemary Newman 10th Nov 2020

We was very pleased with the service we received from John Weir. On time, polite and considerate from beginning to end. nothing too much trouble, offering suggestions and answering queries. One thing which I think is more the Crematorium, was people watching via video link had trouble hearing Maria Sparks talking, plus one person said the air conditioning was too loud to hear as well.

Carmel Fox 10th Nov 2020

John Weir are very professional and respectful. They provided everything we requested and are very sensitive to your emotions at this sad time. I would highly recommend them if you require this service.

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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
127 Watling Street
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 2YY

About Us

John Weir Funeral Directors is a family business which provides a very high standard of professional care and personal service. We have funeral homes in Rainham, Chatham, and Parkwood.

John Weir Funeral Directors proudly serves the Medway towns and surrounding villages 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are pleased to discuss your requirements in the comfort of your own home or at any of our offices.

The opening hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday and Gillingham branch manager funeral director Theresa Butters will be there to assist you.
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). Further to these organisations, John Weir Funeral Directors is also the first funeral home in Kent to join the international, invitation only organisation, Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

We will be pleased to provide advice and support from Golden Charter funeral plans to pre-need funeral planning or immediate at-need funeral arrangements.

Latest Obituaries

Mark Peter Millest

May 1960 - Oct 2020

Doreen June Feist

Jan 1938 - Nov 2020

Peter Raymond Green

Jul 1950 - Oct 2020

Matthew Paul (Matt) Darby

Aug 1986 - Oct 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Debra Dring 12th Nov 2020

    We can’t recommend Theresa and the team at John Weir highly enough. During a very difficult time for the family they provided a compassionate, respectful and efficient service for which we are very grateful. 

  • 5 Rosemary Newman 10th Nov 2020

    We was very pleased with the service we received from John Weir. On time, polite and considerate from beginning to end. nothing too much trouble, offering suggestions and answering queries. One thing which I think is more the Crematorium, was people watching via video link had trouble hearing Maria Sparks talking, plus one person said the air conditioning was too loud to hear as well.

  • 5 Carmel Fox 10th Nov 2020

    John Weir are very professional and respectful. They provided everything we requested and are very sensitive to your emotions at this sad time. I would highly recommend them if you require this service.

  • 5 Dean Smith 8th Nov 2020

    Very professional and considerate when arranging funeral. Respectful on day of funeral and ensure everything run smoothly. Would I use them again absolutely.

  • 5 David Godden 2nd Nov 2020

    Whilst enduring these difficult times of social distancing, our gratitude can never be expressed enough to both the colleagues of John Weir and Maria Sparks the Life Celebrant, for giving Anthony the perfect send off in the perfect setting. Thank you once again The Godden Family

  • 5 Andrew Knowles 1st Nov 2020

    At a very difficult time John Weir was very professional and compassionate, from start to finish you could not ask for better.

  • 5 Julia Moore 19th Oct 2020

    Everyone who helped us at this sad time were excellent right from Theresa in the office who went out of her way to find a piece of unusual music that we wanted and Revd Melvin Cooke who although we had not met him felt like one of the family and everyone else involved who made the day run smoothly, Extremely well done I can't praise them enough . They well deserve my excellent rating Julie Daughter of Marjorie

  • 5 richard hoad 16th Oct 2020

    Truly excellent service received from the initial planning stages through to the delivery and completion of the cremation service. All members of staff dealt with were polite, friendly and understanding / and the pall bearers and other company attendees at the service carried out their duties with poise and in a most dignified manner.

  • 5 Trudi Westcott 16th Oct 2020

    Very professional, nothing is too much trouble and Theresa is amazing. Definitely recommend.

  • 5 Anne Lawrence 6th Oct 2020

    My family and I were very pleased how helpful everyone at John Weir's was, especially at such a very sensitive time for us. Our thanks to everyone concerned.

  • 5 John Sheepwash 30th Sep 2020

    VERY PLEASED WITH THE ASSISTANCE WE WERE GIVEN IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF SUCH A SAD TIME.

  • 5 Martin & Laura Johnston 11th Jul 2020

    From the first call we made, the service we received was exemplary. Nothing was too much trouble and Theresa and Amanda helped and guided us through the process with professionalism, warmth and empathy. On the day, Kevin and ‘the boys’ were brilliant and looked after us with great dignity and sensitivity.  The whole team made this sad occasion so less stressful, so many thanks.

  • 5 Helen Windsor 10th Jul 2020

    I found them empathetic and efficient. Everything was explained to me and it took away a lot of stress at a sad time.  The service they provided was excellent and I would definitely recommend them. 

  • 5 Bill Emery 6th Jul 2020

    Theresa has been absolutely amazing made a very difficult time easier to deal with. She has kept us updated at all times and provided us with great recommendations. Nothing is too much trouble for her thank you. Bill Emery

  • 5 Christine Borley 23rd Jun 2020

    From beginning to end we received a respectful and professional service from all of those involved in our Mother’s funeral. Thank you

  • 5 Ronald Slingo 3rd Jun 2020

    We were assisted by Teresa Butters at the Gillingham office. What is normally a difficult time was more so due to the current situation with covid-19. However Teresa could not have been more attentive and caring. My wife and I thank Teresa and John Weir Funeral Directors for their service.

  • 5 Jane Roach 14th May 2020

    The funeral was handled with great care and professionalism, even in this most difficult of times.

  • 5 Colin & Glenys Cannon 5th May 2020

    We would like to thank everyone involved in Annie Cannon's funeral. Everyone who came to her funeral commented how well it went. our thanks go to Maria Sparks for the way she presented the service. We would like to thank Theresa Butters for keeping us up to date on what was going on and her kindness. Also we would like to thank Ben for his friendly and helpful manner. Everything went smoothly. Kind regards Colin and Glenys Cannon

  • 5 Sue Swindell 19th Apr 2020

    Would very much like to thank the staff at John Weir particularly Theresa and the staff who attended the crematorium. I thankfully had already set up a funeral package at John Weir’s a year ago prior to my mother’s passing, which helped enormously in respect of the situation with the Coronavirus. Theresa made sure everything was organised and that we were happy with all the arrangements. Her suggestion of a large screen photo and live streaming of the service really helped on the day for relatives who were unable to attend. Under the circumstances the funeral could not have gone better.

  • 4 Stephen Martin 13th Apr 2020

    EVERYTHING WAS HANDLED VERY WELL IN A DIFFICULT TIME

  • 5 Toni Herbert 7th Apr 2020

    Very friendly staff who helped us every step of the way. Excellent communication. Very professional and understanding

  • 5 Charlene Kumar 14th Mar 2020

    Dear all at John Weir, We have contacted Teresa herself and sent a Thankyou card also at the Gillingham branch.  We would like to Thankyou for the most professional service, from the very beginning when I contacted John Weir to find out about funeral packages throughout the build up to my Nans funeral Barbara Tyler, the way Teresa paid attention to detail even spraying my Nans perfume before we visited. She done an amazing job dressing her. So we as a family would like to address how heart warming Teresa was throughout the whole process even when we collected my Nan Barbara Tyler’s Ashes. She is a lovely lady and definitely deserves recognition. On the funeral day itself we couldn’t of asked for a more beautiful way for my Nan to take her last journey. The horses and carriage were so beautiful. They truly looked amazing.  Ben introduced my mum to the horses as he could see she was very emotional this helped to calm mum and we would like to thank him for his approach throughout. The whole crew in the day were brilliant and we couldn’t fault anyone.  The timing was spot on and we believe to have done my Nan proud via John Weir services. The horse box that was a gift was a nice touch. Thankyou so much to all that was involved in Barbara Tyler’s Funeral it was a day you done us proud.  Kind regards  Kumar family 

  • 5 Lyn Barnes 3rd Mar 2020

    Very pleased with your service, couldn't fault it. Thank you so much. Lyn Barnes

  • 5 Michael Barton 22nd Feb 2020

    Professional,caring kept well informed throught.

  • 4 Stephen Hayes 16th Feb 2020

    Very good, very sympathetic and sensitive handling of funeral process. Web site could be a lot better, difficult to upload photo's.

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
127 Watling Street
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 2YY

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Debra Dring 12th Nov 2020

We can’t recommend Theresa and the team at John Weir highly enough. During a very difficult time for the family they provided a compassionate, respectful and efficient service for which we are very grateful. 

Rosemary Newman 10th Nov 2020

We was very pleased with the service we received from John Weir. On time, polite and considerate from beginning to end. nothing too much trouble, offering suggestions and answering queries. One thing which I think is more the Crematorium, was people watching via video link had trouble hearing Maria Sparks talking, plus one person said the air conditioning was too loud to hear as well.

Carmel Fox 10th Nov 2020

John Weir are very professional and respectful. They provided everything we requested and are very sensitive to your emotions at this sad time. I would highly recommend them if you require this service.

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