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

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.  

John Giles 28th Jul 2019

Cannot fault your service. From the first enquires to picking up the ashes the help, friendliness, professionalism has been first class. So helpful. Special thank you to Theresa, Shane, Les and Joe, you have all been brilliant. 

Dean Nye 20th May 2019

Very professional and a help at a difficult time 

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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

Maria Mosca

May 1931 - Dec 2020

Jean Rita Harris

Jul 1933 - Nov 2020

Roger Harry Horne

Jul 1944 - Nov 2020

Pauline Lilian Horne

Dec 1945 - Dec 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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.  

  • 5 John Giles 28th Jul 2019

    Cannot fault your service. From the first enquires to picking up the ashes the help, friendliness, professionalism has been first class. So helpful. Special thank you to Theresa, Shane, Les and Joe, you have all been brilliant. 

  • 5 Dean Nye 20th May 2019

    Very professional and a help at a difficult time 

  • 5 Colin Freed 14th May 2019

    Excellent service

  • 5 Michael Gabriel 29th Apr 2019

    I can't fault them, luckily my mum had arranged her funeral so that made things much easier than it could of been, they guide you through and seem to genuinely care. I imagine its difficult for them but they're professional and I'm glad my mum chose John Weir (Gillingham, Kent ) Michael Gabriel

  • 5 Barbara Unwin 24th Apr 2019

    John Weir provided an excellent service for my mother's funeral.  I'd particularly like to mention Theresa Butters, who was the person I dealt with at the Watling Street branch.  She offered a completely professional and efficient service in making the arrangements, while being sensitive and caring. No request was too much trouble and was sorted out immediately.  Just what was needed during a difficult time.

  • 5 Carol Turner 1st Apr 2019

    I found all staff members, supportive, kind and helpful. Very professional in everything they do. Thank you all so much.

  • 5 Chris Reynolds 17th Mar 2019

    The team at John Weir were efficient and extremely thoughtful. They supported my mum and I at a very difficult time. Thank you to everyone at John Weir that were involved in giving my dad a dignified and poignant send off

  • 5 Carole Scott 15th Mar 2019

    Everyone so helpful at a difficult time.  Theresa in the Gillingham office helped so much with everything, guiding me through the whole procedure. Nothing was too much trouble for her.  Also the drivers on the day were very respectful and courteous and looked very smart too.  Thank you everyone. Carole Scott

  • 5 Elaine Gardiner 9th Mar 2019

    They made the hard job very easy and very helpful. On the day they were very professional and sincere. My family have used them 5 times and would not use anyone else. Thank you

  • 5 Helen Jeckells 26th Feb 2019

    We can’t thank you enough for the excellent and compassionate service we received. Theresa was wonderful and we felt helped and guided along the way, with real care and attention. Thank you. 

  • 5 Jane Jackson 16th Feb 2019

    Very helpful and so thoughtful.  A very professional service.  Special thanks to Theresa and Shane’s team.

  • 5 Mark Bertuello 4th Feb 2019

    Everything catered for Very dignified efficient and pleasant  Would recommend 

  • 5 Alan Browne 11th Jan 2019

    Excellent people and an excellent service in a very difficult time. Theresa at the Gillingham office has been outstanding and helpful. Thank you From all the Browne family

  • 5 Hayley Wharton 22nd Dec 2018

    Such a friendly professional service. 

  • 5 Robert Taylor 21st Dec 2018

    Excellent service. We and the deceased were looked after all the way through the funeral from making the arrangements to the burial. Would recommend using John Weir every time!

  • 5 Alan Pankhurst 10th Nov 2018

    Highly recommended. They were attentive, helpful and very informative. A great company.

  • 5 Gillian Marchand 29th Oct 2018

    As a Church leader who had himself conducted a number of funerals, my husband had always been impressed with John Weir, so we had no hesitation in contacting them when he himself passed away. Thank you to Theresa for the personal and sympathetic way she dealt with us. We felt completely confident that everything was thought of and if we had any questions it was very easy to contact her to have them answered. On the day itself there was a combination of respect, dignity and warmth that made the ceremony very memorable for the many people who attended, but most importantly for us, the family. Thank you.

  • 5 Steven Read 27th Oct 2018

    Absolutely faultless service from start to finish. I cannot recommend John Weir funeral directors highly enough. They will sensitively guide you through a difficult process explaining and advising on anything you're not sure about and respect to letter anything that you need to happen.

  • 5 Daren Halfpenny 12th Oct 2018

    Amazing service, from the initial consultation to the end of our requirements of them. Lovely people, caring, understanding and empathetic; kept in touch as they said they would, nothing too much trouble and, given the horror stories you hear, represented excellent value for our money as nothing was too much effort and the funeral was conducted with professionalism, care and attention to detail. 6 stars!

  • 5 Gerard x Maria Cox 7th Oct 2018

    From start to finish we have had nothing but excellent service from John Weir and cannot praise their staff enough, to our first meeting with Amanda who was at the Gillingham office until Theresa came back from holiday, then Theresa took over -what lovely ladies they both are, for anyone having to arrange a funeral it is a very sad and difficult time but they have made everything so easy for us and nothing was too much trouble. On the day of Mum's funeral we would love to thank all the men in the cortege who again couldn't have helped us enough, every step of the way it was explained what was going to happen and if we weren't sure about anything or needed any help to just ask and lastly a very special thanks must go to Bridget Sapiano who took the service -we wanted Mum's funeral to be a celebration of her life and that is exactly what we had, everybody who attended and it was a lot especially Mark & Spencer ladies said they had never been to such a lovely funeral so again a huge big Thank You to everyone involved.

  • 5 Jackie Day 29th Sep 2018

    Amanda and Teresa were so friendly and knowledgeable, making every part of arranging our mum's funeral so much easier to bare. The gentlemen on the day were courteous and efficient, nothing was too much trouble for anyone Steven and myself would like to thank you all for helping our mums day as perfect as it could be

  • 5 Valerie Redding 19th Sep 2018

    Excellent service from the staff, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for the emotional support and care, and understanding.

  • 5 Peter Conway 19th Aug 2018

    Excellent professional service, with every detail taken care of 

  • 5 Janet Bowen 18th Aug 2018

    Excellent service.  They dealt with everything so i had nothing to worry about. Very professional and ver respectful.  

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

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.  

John Giles 28th Jul 2019

Cannot fault your service. From the first enquires to picking up the ashes the help, friendliness, professionalism has been first class. So helpful. Special thank you to Theresa, Shane, Les and Joe, you have all been brilliant. 

Dean Nye 20th May 2019

Very professional and a help at a difficult time 

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