John Weir Funeral Directors Gillingham

142 reviews

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

John Weir is a well-established funeral directors working in the Gillingham area.

Latest Verified Reviews

Nigel Fox 22nd Oct 2021

The day of the funeral could not have been any smoother and my Dad would have been delighted!  A truly wonderful send off for him! I have always used John Weir in the past for the simple reason that I can entrust them with finer details to help make a very stressful day go well.  Again they did not disappoint! A special mention goes to Les Atterbury who was my main contact.  He was extremely helpful and put great effort into finding the right music tributes.  His attention to detail and communication was exceptional and this ultimately helped towards a difficult day being a success.  I would also like to add that on the day Les’s colleagues were very professional and Amanda very supportive. Thank you all very much…you did us proud! Nigel Fox (on behalf of all the family)

Leigh Marshall 20th Oct 2021

What an incredible funeral for Vince. With the help of Les at Gillingham I was able to plan each part of the funeral service to my exact requests. Helped also by Amanda to finalise details for a military funeral and committal service. The conductor and his team took care of family and friends and guided the mourners through every step. Many thanks.

Thomas William Baker 28th Aug 2021

Absolutely lovely service, attention to detail and nothing but professional. I couldn’t of asked more of the help and guidance we was shown by Les at Gillingham branch, He made me and my sister feel so welcome and at ease. It made the organising part of the funeral very smooth.  The actual funeral service was just how we had planned and just as beautiful as I could of wanted. From the celebrant doing a fantastic job with her words, to the ceremony conductor always making sure myself & my family were okay and aware of what to do and what comes next.  It truly was a good send off for my dad, one that he would of been proud of also. I would like to thank everyone involved from John Weir for making a hard day much more enjoyable. 

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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.

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Nigel Fox 22nd Oct 2021

    The day of the funeral could not have been any smoother and my Dad would have been delighted!  A truly wonderful send off for him! I have always used John Weir in the past for the simple reason that I can entrust them with finer details to help make a very stressful day go well.  Again they did not disappoint! A special mention goes to Les Atterbury who was my main contact.  He was extremely helpful and put great effort into finding the right music tributes.  His attention to detail and communication was exceptional and this ultimately helped towards a difficult day being a success.  I would also like to add that on the day Les’s colleagues were very professional and Amanda very supportive. Thank you all very much…you did us proud! Nigel Fox (on behalf of all the family)

  • 5 Leigh Marshall 20th Oct 2021

    What an incredible funeral for Vince. With the help of Les at Gillingham I was able to plan each part of the funeral service to my exact requests. Helped also by Amanda to finalise details for a military funeral and committal service. The conductor and his team took care of family and friends and guided the mourners through every step. Many thanks.

  • 5 Thomas William Baker 28th Aug 2021

    Absolutely lovely service, attention to detail and nothing but professional. I couldn’t of asked more of the help and guidance we was shown by Les at Gillingham branch, He made me and my sister feel so welcome and at ease. It made the organising part of the funeral very smooth.  The actual funeral service was just how we had planned and just as beautiful as I could of wanted. From the celebrant doing a fantastic job with her words, to the ceremony conductor always making sure myself & my family were okay and aware of what to do and what comes next.  It truly was a good send off for my dad, one that he would of been proud of also. I would like to thank everyone involved from John Weir for making a hard day much more enjoyable. 

  • 5 Melanie Westcott 25th Jul 2021

    Cannot fault the service provided initially by Amanda and then by Deana who took over and took us through all the arrangements so helpfully and professionally. 

  • 4 Cheryl Franklin 16th Jul 2021

    A big thank to John Weir Funeral Directors They understood my vision for my dad's home going and made sure all my questions were answered no matter what and I had time to process everything and give my Dad a wonderful send off And they checked in on me after the day Thank you keep up the wonderful works 🙂🙏🏾

  • 5 Karen Stewart 26th Jun 2021

    Such a professional company that has given outstanding service to me and my family during a very difficult time. Deana and Ben at your Gillingham Office have been extremely helpful during the whole process, helping organise mums funeral, over Zoom, telephone and when visiting the office. We would like to say a big thank you to the drivers on the funeral day and to all the staff who have looked after our mum whilst in your care.

  • 5 Yolande Osborne 22nd Jun 2021

    Very happy and satisfied. Family and friends made lovely comments over the service too. Thank you for your support and caring touch. It really meant soo much.

  • 5 Colin Hunt 8th Jun 2021

    Thank you to everyone for all your help and support, throughout my grief of my Nan, I am very grateful for all the attention to my Nan & her funeral was lovely and my Nan would have been pleased with the celebration of her life.   Thank you Colin 🙏🙏

  • 5 Dan Prentice 23rd May 2021

    John Weir organized my mothers funeral in exemplary fashion. Every detail was anticipated, and all the arrangements occurred without a hitch. This is , sadly, the third time we have had the occasion to use them, and I have no hesitation in recommending them.

  • 5 Olivier Frangne 12th Apr 2021

    Theresa was lovely all the way and so helpful. Going through some very difficult time when you need help from good people.Theresa  just did that. Thank you for everything 

  • 5 Penny Mattison 29th Mar 2021

    There was a lot to think about at a very emotional time, Theresa was very compassionate and professional and helped us make decisions by explaining things fully.  The team on the day were very respectful and guided us through the processes at the chapel professionally. 

  • 5 Sally Haughton 28th Mar 2021

    Theresa at the Gillingham office made the process of arranging the funeral very much less stressful . She was helpful and professional at all times. Her personal contact along the way was reassuring that everything would be as we wanted for the service . So we were confident that all would go to plan, which it did . A big thank you from all of us.

  • 5 Tina Ward 26th Mar 2021

    Supportive, friendly and compassionate throughout. Theresa from the Gillingham Branch is wonderful and the whole process from start to finish x

  • 5 Helen Kemp 14th Mar 2021

    John Weir funeral directors were incredible to mum and me planning my dad's funeral and were so incredibly supportive

  • 5 Julie Sayer 13th Mar 2021

    I can only say that John Weir were excellent. Theresa at the Gillingham branch made a sad process easy from beginning to end. The gentlemen driving and helping on the day were kind and thoughtful. I really cannot fault the service in any way and the kindness that we experienced. Thank you

  • 5 Kathryn Whittaker 27th Feb 2021

    John Weir were very good they handled everything for me, and on the day of the funeral we could not have asked for more. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a very friendly and caring, also incredibly respectful.

  • 5 Sophie Quinn 23rd Feb 2021

    The funeral for my mum was really good brilliant service, would recommend the amount of respect they've is unreal and I appreciate everything they've done for us family.

  • 5 Steve Winslow 23rd Feb 2021

    Everything was excellent and very professional and caring and a very big thank you linda & steve for the personal touch in taking care of our son daryl

  • 5 Colin Birchall 14th Feb 2021

    Dealt with Theraea who was excellent. The funeral went without a hitch. The gentleman on the day were respectful and very helpful I felt completely looked after.   Regards  Colin 

  • 5 Kim Gargett 22nd Jan 2021

    Very caring and professional. Excellent service.

  • 5 Mauro Mosca 17th Jan 2021

    Very professional service from start to finish.

  • 5 Felicity Reeves 17th Jan 2021

    Amazing service. Thank you for all the help and support I received

  • 5 John Harris 10th Jan 2021

    Your staff in gillingham office were exceptional helpful.The day of the funeral the funeral guys were very professional and exceptionaly helpful and curtiuos  also very sympathetic and professional.would recommend to anyone as have used them for many of my family in the past.

  • 5 Hilary Reid 23rd Dec 2020

    The staff were amazing, from the first time I contacted them through to after the service. Kind, caring, professional and supportive in a difficult time. Would highly recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Anthony Clark 15th Dec 2020

    We arranged our Golden Charter plans in January 2020 and from that time we have found John Weirs service second to none, nothing was ever too much trouble and Medway Hospital were far from helpful too them or us. I would certainly recommend them to everyone in time of need.

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
127 Watling Street
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 2YY

Latest Verified Reviews

Nigel Fox 22nd Oct 2021

The day of the funeral could not have been any smoother and my Dad would have been delighted!  A truly wonderful send off for him! I have always used John Weir in the past for the simple reason that I can entrust them with finer details to help make a very stressful day go well.  Again they did not disappoint! A special mention goes to Les Atterbury who was my main contact.  He was extremely helpful and put great effort into finding the right music tributes.  His attention to detail and communication was exceptional and this ultimately helped towards a difficult day being a success.  I would also like to add that on the day Les’s colleagues were very professional and Amanda very supportive. Thank you all very much…you did us proud! Nigel Fox (on behalf of all the family)

Leigh Marshall 20th Oct 2021

What an incredible funeral for Vince. With the help of Les at Gillingham I was able to plan each part of the funeral service to my exact requests. Helped also by Amanda to finalise details for a military funeral and committal service. The conductor and his team took care of family and friends and guided the mourners through every step. Many thanks.

Thomas William Baker 28th Aug 2021

Absolutely lovely service, attention to detail and nothing but professional. I couldn’t of asked more of the help and guidance we was shown by Les at Gillingham branch, He made me and my sister feel so welcome and at ease. It made the organising part of the funeral very smooth.  The actual funeral service was just how we had planned and just as beautiful as I could of wanted. From the celebrant doing a fantastic job with her words, to the ceremony conductor always making sure myself & my family were okay and aware of what to do and what comes next.  It truly was a good send off for my dad, one that he would of been proud of also. I would like to thank everyone involved from John Weir for making a hard day much more enjoyable. 

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