John Weir Funeral Directors Gillingham

123 reviews

John Weir Funeral Directors Gillingham, Kent, funeral director in Kent
COVID-19 measures: Please be aware that restrictions are in place. Please call the funeral home to discuss the specific measures that they are taking during this challenging time.
Call us to discuss your requirements
24h
£1,234.56 estimate
Call 24 hours

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Lynne Kirsop 9th Oct 2017

It was a smooth funeral from booking to the wake. All the staff were professional and courteous and made us feel relaxed.

Ben Pannett 8th Oct 2017

All the staff were very understanding, helpful and supportive. Thank you

Peter Kiernan 6th Oct 2017

We were very happy with the service provided to us and the flexibility they showed in meeting our needs.

Reviews

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

View more

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Lynne Kirsop 9th Oct 2017

    It was a smooth funeral from booking to the wake. All the staff were professional and courteous and made us feel relaxed.

  • 5 Ben Pannett 8th Oct 2017

    All the staff were very understanding, helpful and supportive. Thank you

  • 5 Peter Kiernan 6th Oct 2017

    We were very happy with the service provided to us and the flexibility they showed in meeting our needs.

  • 5 Bobbie Dicks 25th Sep 2017

    I recommend John Weir funeral directors to anyone needing to arrange a funeral. They were extremely helpful, kind and professional. I can't thank them enough for the service they provided for my mother's funeral.

  • 5 Kerri Funai 21st Sep 2017

    Very helpful .....really took the time to listen to us and explain the process at a difficult time. Service was lovely and just what we wanted.

  • 5 Judy Hay 4th Sep 2017

    I have nothing but good things to say about the service I received from John Weir in assisting me in arranging John's service. Theresa has been/was a great help and provided a seamless service together with a lot of support and kindness which helped me to get through an extremely difficult/upsetting time (especially dealing with the hospital/coroner). I cannot thank her enough. The gentlemen who drove us and attended to us at the Crematorium could not have been kinder and understanding, even to helping my daughter-in-law's parents (who are not well themselves) to feel as if they were not being rushed or holding people up. I will not hesitate to recommend John Weir (Gillingham and Theresa) to anyone. I must also thanks Theresa for suggesting Maria as the celebrant she also was excellent and very compassionate. Many thanks again Judy Hay (and Martine)

  • 5 Saira Newvell 12th Aug 2017

    Brilliant service. From the first steps of meeting Teresa at the Gillingham brance who was really welcoming and patient with me and my 2 sisters. To the funeral conductors on the day who were very prossesional and very attentive to our needs. Shane in particular was excellent. I would definitely recommend John Weir. We have used them for both my mum and dads funeral now, as you are guaranteed the top level of service. A big thank you to Teresa and the team.

  • 5 Marilyn Mundy 5th Aug 2017

    Everyone I came into contact with was kind, very helpful and efficient . Many Thanks. Marilyn Mundy

  • 5 Ruth Wallis 5th Jun 2017

    I would have no hesitation in recommending the Gillingham branch of John Weir Funeral Directors. I was treated with compassion and understanding. All through the bereavement nothing was too much to ask. It went very smoothly on what was a stressful day and I couldn't have asked for any more. Thank you

  • 5 Paul Stevens 26th May 2017

    We have used John Weir before, and again have no complaints about the service received. This extended from Teresa in the office to Shane and the pallbearers at the funeral. All instructions and requests were followed, and the sad occasion was made easier by their good service.

  • 5 Kathryn Newbound 8th May 2017

    Excellent service,care and empathy shown. I would certainly recommend John Weir. 

  • 5 Trevor Hoare 29th Apr 2017

    Great from start to finish.  Attention to detail.  Theresa was lovely  Kevin v good Thoroughly professional 

  • 4 Barbara Arnott 25th Apr 2017

    Theresa was very attentive and understanding. She went out of her way to make the process as easy as possible for us.  Thank you for everything

  • 5 Mark Brewster 9th Apr 2017

    It' was excellent service for wife thank you

  • 5 Daphne Bont Denyer 5th Mar 2017

    I found everybody very helpful and it was a pleasure to do business with John Weirs funeral directors.

  • 5 Yates Mark 31st Jan 2017

    On a very emotional day we found your staff very helpful and professional and guided through the service with dignity. Thank you all for doing a splendid job.

  • 5 Rosemary Younghusband 30th Dec 2016

    We have used them before and they are very good, nothing is to much for them.

  • 5 Lynn Wealthall 30th Nov 2016

    On behalf of all my family we would like to say thank you for the excellent way the funeral of my Mum was conducted, from start to finish we were looked after every step of the way, from seeing Theresa in the parlour , who looked after use and guided us though all the process to the actual day when John and his team made sure everything went well We could not ask for a better way to give my Mum the send of she deserved Thank you to you all Kevin And Lynn Wealthall

  • 5 William Saberi 26th Nov 2016

    I could not have asked for a better service thank you so much 

  • 5 Jack Brett 8th Oct 2016

    I cannot say enough how caring an helpful every body was that guided me through this distressing time, looking back nothing could have been bettered in the funeral arrangements or the service. Thank you to John Weir and all his staff. Jack Brett

  • 5 Duncan Forrest 26th Jul 2016

    Everybody thought it was a lovely send of for Margaret's funeral with the care your staff gave before and after the service being excellent.The life Celebrant, Maria Sparks came across lovely with the eulogy and impressed the family and friends in attendance. A heartful thank you . Duncan Forrest

  • 5 Peter Ingram 20th May 2016

    Excellent service, would thoroughly recommend the service given at a very difficult time. Thank you all for care and support. Peter Ingram

  • 5 Elaine Coulon 13th May 2016

    The service we received was excellent. The staff were knowledgeable and very helpful, especially as there were some added complications with our arrangements. They made the process straightforward at a very difficult time for us.

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

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

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

Address
127 Watling Street
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 2YY

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Lynne Kirsop 9th Oct 2017

It was a smooth funeral from booking to the wake. All the staff were professional and courteous and made us feel relaxed.

Ben Pannett 8th Oct 2017

All the staff were very understanding, helpful and supportive. Thank you

Peter Kiernan 6th Oct 2017

We were very happy with the service provided to us and the flexibility they showed in meeting our needs.

Reviews
Crematorium
Cemetery
  • Medway Crematorium

    , ME5 9QU

  • Vinters Park Crematorium

    Maidstone, ME14 5LG

  • Thames View Crematorium & Cemetery

    Gravesend, DA12 3JH

  • Garden of England Crematorium

    Sittingbourne, ME9 8GZ

  • Basildon and District Crematorium

    Basildon, SS13 2HG

  • Gillingham Cemetery

    Gillingham, ME7 2DX

  • Chatham Cemetery

    Chatham, ME4 6HJ

  • Rochester Cemetery

    Chatham, ME4 6HJ

  • Strood Cemetery

    Rochester, ME2 2NJ

  • Snodland Cemetery

    Snodland, ME6 5DN

  • Maidstone Cemetery

    Maidstone, ME15 9AF

  • Northfleet Cemetery

    Gravesend, DA11 8EA

  • Stanford-le-Hope Cemetery

    Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0BA

  • Corringham Cemetery

    Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 9BJ

  • Swanscombe Cemetery

    Dartford, DA10 0HS

  • Grays New Cemetery

    Grays, RM17 6SY

  • Chadwell St Mary Cemetery

    Grays, RM16 4JH

  • South Benfleet Cemetery

    Benfleet, SS7 5AX

  • Pitsea Cemetery

    Pittsea, SS13 2HG

  • Stone Cemetery

    Dartford, DA9 9DX

Update

Prices vary by time and day of week