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

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.

Stephen Martin 13th Apr 2020

EVERYTHING WAS HANDLED VERY WELL IN A DIFFICULT TIME

Toni Herbert 7th Apr 2020

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

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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

Violet Rosina Thompson (Vi)

Mar 1926 - Dec 2020

Maria Mosca

May 1931 - Dec 2020

Malcolm (Mac) Daniells

Aug 1952 - Dec 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5 Carla Riddle 11th Jan 2020

    Very professional and catered for our needs perfectly. Definitely recommend company

  • 5 Peter Conway 6th Jan 2020

    As profession as ever, ever detail taken care of and  nothing too much trouble. I was looked after by the minute I walked into  John weir.

  • 5 Matthew Kirsop 23rd Dec 2019

    John Weir dealt with my mother's funeral in a very professional manner.

  • 5 Les Hall 23rd Nov 2019

    Such an excellent service. They made a difficult day ,bearable. A special mention for Shane, who went out of his way to be supportive to a, naturally distraught, family. It meant a lot to us. Teresa and Amanda, in the office, were also a great help and were extremely compassionate. The Family could not recommend them highly enough.Our thanks to them.

  • 5 Lee Norris 12th Nov 2019

    Thank you to Teresa and the team for supporting my family at a very difficult time and for putting together what was a very lovely service for my Dad. The gentlemen who drove the cars and organised on the day were excellent, sensitive and engaged us at each step. Thank you to everyone including Robin our clelebrant who conducted and supported us through the funeral service exceptionally.

  • 5 Donna Packham 22nd Oct 2019

    An all round excellent service. Teresa is a lovely lady who was most helpful and compassionate especially when I came to visit my mum in the chapel of rest. A big thank you from the Packham family.

  • 5 Stuart Coley 15th Oct 2019

    We used John Weirs Gillingham funeral parlour because it is local to where we live and the nursing home where my mother passed away. I don't think we could have found anywhere more helpful and understanding. We approached them before the coroner had released Mums body and Theresa gave us all the help and advise we needed. Once they had mum in their care, everything was dealt with efficiently and professionally, with all the information leaflets and documents presented in a faux leather wallet. On the day of the funeral the four gentlemen with the immaculate hearse and two limousines were very dignified and professional and met all our expectations.

  • 5 Ian Macfarlane 10th Oct 2019

    I can only say good things about my experience with John Weir Funeral Directors, from the moment my brother and I walked into their Watling Street, Gillingham, offices to book our Father's funeral and our meeting with the lovely Theresa to the day of the service itself at the Garden of England cemetery and the way we were treated by John Weir and his team with dignity and professionalism. I would certainly recommend John Weir Funeral Directors to anyone.

  • 5 Kerry Elwin 5th Oct 2019

    From start to finish Teresea and the team at John weir have been amazing. Would totally recommend them to take care of your loved ones 

  • 5 Jeremy Ryder 13th Sep 2019

    Highly recommended. Everyone we dealt with was sensitive and appropriate in their behaviour and the standard of service was excellent in every detail. 

  • 5 Beverley Hall 6th Sep 2019

    I was really happy with the service from John Weir. All the staff were extremely professional and they dealt with every detail, nothing was too much trouble. It was a stressful and emotional time, but I felt that they had it all under control and everything went smoothly. Thank you.

  • 5 Annette Richards 27th Aug 2019

    My mums funeral was handled with dignity at every stage. The staff in the Gillingham office were understanding and helped with all requests made by the family. On the day the hearse looked lovely and the men were friendly and helpful before & after the service. I can’t say a big enough thank you fo dealing and guiding us through a very sad time.

  • 5 Karen Eldtidge 17th Aug 2019

    Lovely helpful and very respectful. Highly recommend then. 

  • 4 Jeanette Piner 13th Aug 2019

    Very professional and very helpful at a difficult time. Would recommend their services.

  • 5 Mark Roust 12th Aug 2019

    From start to finish John Weir, Watling Street, Gillingham handled my father's John Roust's funeral with sensitivity and professionalism; I cannot fault them.  Many thanks to Theresa Butters who put each element together seamlessly and delivered a fantasic service. Thank you.

  • 5 Ashlea Mitchell 9th Aug 2019

    Couldn’t fault the service received. We were dealt with professionally and with kind consideration in awful circumstances. Teresa at Watling Street could not have been more supportive throughout and treated us as a family and my mum and dad with absolute respect. The funeral was beautiful.  Drivers were respectful and professional, we could not have asked for more. 

  • 5 Ashlea Mitchell 9th Aug 2019

    Couldn’t fault the service received. We were dealt with professionally and with kind consideration in awful circumstances. Teresa at Watling Street could not have been more supportive throughout and treated us as a family and my mum and dad with absolute respect. The funeral was beautiful.  Drivers were respectful and professional, we could not have asked for more. 

  • 5 Richard Mattocks 6th Aug 2019

    1st class service throughout but surprised that payment had to be made up front and prior to service being provided. Had thought that Executors had up to 8 weeks to settle before interest accrued. That aside absolutely no complaints.  

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Address
127 Watling Street
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 2YY

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

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.

Stephen Martin 13th Apr 2020

EVERYTHING WAS HANDLED VERY WELL IN A DIFFICULT TIME

Toni Herbert 7th Apr 2020

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

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