John Weir Funeral Directors Parkwood

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

John Weir Funeral Directors covers all of the Parkwood area and serves the local community with the utmost level of care.

Latest Verified Reviews

Martin Thompson 11th Sep 2021

excellent staff, could not praise high enough, made a emotional and sad time for all the family bearable.

Karen Barnard 31st Aug 2021

Very helpful and professional service.

Alison Osborne 16th Aug 2021

Excellent service from Julia at Parkwood, she was there to offer advice and helped guide me through what I needed to do. On the day Ben and his team were both professional and friendly and made a difficult time easier.

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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
31 Parkwood Green
Rainham
Kent
ME8 9PW

About Us

Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, our Parkwood branch is managed by funeral director Julia Stevens.

You can get assistance from us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling our telephone number. We can arrange appointments at your convenience in our offices or in your own home.

Working with funerals since 1969, John holds a diploma in Funeral Directing by the National Association of Funeral Directors, along with five of his employees.

As an independent, family-owned business, John and Beverly Weir manage the company ensuring all families get a high standard of care.

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). John Weir Funeral Directors is also members of the international, invitation only organisation, Selected Independent Funeral Homes and is the first funeral director in Kent to be invited to join.

Latest Obituaries

Susan Barbara   Elliott

Susan Barbara Elliott

Aug 1950 - Oct 2021

Jessica Mary   Finnis   'Jess'

Jessica Mary Finnis 'Jess'

Jul 1951 - Sep 2021

Michael John   Pitchell

Michael John Pitchell

Oct 1938 - Sep 2021

Irene May   Barnard

Irene May Barnard

Oct 1922 - Sep 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Martin Thompson 11th Sep 2021

    excellent staff, could not praise high enough, made a emotional and sad time for all the family bearable.

  • 5 Karen Barnard 31st Aug 2021

    Very helpful and professional service.

  • 5 Alison Osborne 16th Aug 2021

    Excellent service from Julia at Parkwood, she was there to offer advice and helped guide me through what I needed to do. On the day Ben and his team were both professional and friendly and made a difficult time easier.

  • 5 David Cardwell 31st Jul 2021

    Everything went so well for my Mum's funeral. I am so grateful for the understanding and professionalism of all of the John Weir staff.

  • 5 Stephen Peters 23rd Jul 2021

    We were very happy with the services provided by John Weir. Everything was done with care, respect, compassion and very professionally. Each time we spoke with, or had any contact with members of the team, all of our needs, concerns or requests were completely met. We were guided throughout the whole process very sensitively. It made a difficult time, less stressful for our Family, which is much appreciated. Our Family have used John Weir, before and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. Thanks to all members of John Weir.

  • 5 Jo and George Sayer 18th Jul 2021

    Many thanks to you all at John Weir for the help you gave to me and my daughters aevery professional and compassionate team which resulted in everythingbeing perfect on the day of the funeral As a family we have called on John Weir many times over the last forty years so again our thanks to you all

  • 5 Mary laity 9th Jul 2021

    We have used John Weir for past family funerals and we received the same very high standard this time. From the first response to our enquiry right through all the preparation and the day of the funeral we had excellent service. We have been grateful for it all

  • 5 Kevin Prangnell 6th Jul 2021

    The service and support we received at a difficult time has been excellent 

  • 5 Tracy Wilson 2nd Jul 2021

    Julia at John Weir made us feel very comforted and gave us the time that we needed to ensure that my Nan’s funeral was as special as possible.  All staff were respectful and courteous on the day and we couldn’t have been happier with the service that was provided.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend John Weir to others who find themselves in need of a funeral directors for their loved one.

  • 5 John Wadsworth 27th Jun 2021

    Julia was so professional yet showed great empathy which made it so easy to organize the departure of our loved one. Nothing was too much trouble for her and answered every question we had ! Thank you .

  • 5 Clifford Staden 25th Jun 2021

    Very professional but caring at the same time. The lead up to the funeral was all made very simple for us and dealt with brilliantly by Julia and the day itself went smoothly thanks to the attention to detail paid by Shane and the team.

  • 5 Trevor Harris 1st Jun 2021

    All staff were very professional and immaculately turned out, my family would like to thank you once again for your exemplary service.

  • 5 Elaine Spicer 9th May 2021

    We used John weir funeral directors to take care of our mum’s funeral recently. They took care of the whole thing making the process so much easier and less painful. They were efficient professional and helped us through every step. We were very impressed with their service. A big thank you to Julia and the team. 

  • 5 Raymond Cass 3rd May 2021

    Respectful ,dignified, knowledgeable , efficient ,and very kind.

  • 5 Rachel Jordan 30th Apr 2021

    Fantastic service, Julia made the whole process that bit easier at such a difficult time. All of the John Weir staff we dealt with at Parkwood and Gillingham were 100% professional yet caring and compassionate. I can’t thank them enough. 

  • 5 Caroline Davison 18th Apr 2021

    Julia was very helpful in guiding me through the process of arranging the funeral for my late aunt.  I had no experience of arranging a funeral before and she helped make this a less daunting and distressful event.  She was approachable, professional and efficient as well as being sensitive and understanding.   I would recommended John Weir Funeral Directors.  Grateful thanks to Julia and all those involved in the arrangements and organisation on the day.  

  • 5 Gary Deacon 10th Apr 2021

    Julia was there for me every step of the way nothing was to much trouble she made what was a very hard and emotional job very easy. In the nicest way possible I hope I never have to use them again . But I would highly recommend them. Ben and his team were excellent as well. Worse bit I couldn't give them all a hug they showed my father and our family so much respect.

  • 5 Amanda Coram 28th Mar 2021

    Fantastic service through a difficult time.  

  • 5 Betty Oliver 26th Mar 2021

    I was very impressed with everything John Weir have done. All staff staff were very caring. However Funeral guide have addressed emails to me and my late husband which is a little insensitive at this time. 

  • 5 Darren Leadon 23rd Mar 2021

    Many thanks for all your help and support at this very sad time for our family, thank you for giving my father the send off he deserved.

  • 5 Andrew Mills 12th Mar 2021

    Everyone at John Weir were so helpful , they made what was a very difficult time that little bit easier , I can't thank them enough

  • 5 Claire Parish 9th Mar 2021

    Thank you so much to all involved, Julia in particular. We felt well looked after and everything went smoothly which helped us through this difficult time.

  • 5 Asha David 22nd Feb 2021

    Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support and help with my husband’s funeral. My special thanks to Julia who patiently answered to all our questions.  Thank you all once again.

  • 5 Michael Casey 25th Jan 2021

    Faultless service at a very tough time. Julia has a very comforting yet very professional manner. The men at the date of the funeral got us to the crematorium in good time, despite Father Tom running late, and roadworks on the 2. They looked after us very well

  • 5 Nigel Thompson 19th Jan 2021

    John Weir dealt with my late Mother's funeral with respect and dignity from beginning to end, first class service that I would like to thank them for at a very sad and difficult time for all the family.

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
31 Parkwood Green
Rainham
Kent
ME8 9PW

Latest Verified Reviews

Martin Thompson 11th Sep 2021

excellent staff, could not praise high enough, made a emotional and sad time for all the family bearable.

Karen Barnard 31st Aug 2021

Very helpful and professional service.

Alison Osborne 16th Aug 2021

Excellent service from Julia at Parkwood, she was there to offer advice and helped guide me through what I needed to do. On the day Ben and his team were both professional and friendly and made a difficult time easier.

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