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

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 

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. 

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.

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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

Margaret 'Thea' Prentice

Mar 1936 - Apr 2021

David John Jeary

Oct 1937 - Apr 2021

Robert 'Bob' Wills

Jan 1931 - Apr 2021

Evyleen "Fionnuala" Gallagher

Nov 1943 - Mar 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5 Darren Feist 1st Dec 2020

    Always first class sad but pleased to say.

  • 5 Liz Green 1st Dec 2020

    Everyone at John Weir was very helpful and the arrangements went perfectly on the day. Thanks to all.

  • 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

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

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 

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. 

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.

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