John Weir Funeral Directors Parkwood

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John Weir Funeral Directors Parkwood, Kent, funeral director in Kent
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John Weir Funeral Directors covers all of the Parkwood area and serves the local community with the utmost level of care.

Latest Verified Reviews

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. 

Raymond Cass 3rd May 2021

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

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. 

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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

Lilian Grace Winship

Mar 1933 - Apr 2021

Mick Large

Mar 2021 - May 1939

Sandra Ditie King

Jun 1946 - Apr 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5 Lesley Cambray 19th Jan 2021

    Extremely professional and organised but more importantly for me caring and compassionate in such an emotionally difficult time. Thank you

  • 5 Fred Smithers 11th Jan 2021

    Excellent service, couldn’t fault them

  • 5 Christine Lang 27th Dec 2020

    I cannot thank John Weir Funeral Directors enough for the support and guidance they gave me for my father's funeral, which was beautifully done. They also arranged my Mother's cremation eleven years ago, and also provided me with an excellent service for this. Julia at Parkwood was always available to answer any questions I had and provided great support. I highly recommend this Funeral Director because of the high quality service they provide.

  • 5 Maureen Chapman 21st Dec 2020

    Julia you have been wonderful very thoughtful kind and professional you do not have the best job in the world but you make everyone feel at ease.The hearse turned up on the dot the men were top notch we couldn't have asked for anything better.You are all a tribute to your profession. many thanks Maureen

  • 5 Lynn Mumford 12th Dec 2020

    Very pleased with everything & Bridget was lovely.Many thanks to everyone. 

  • 5 Carol Finniss 25th Nov 2020

    Excellent customer service from my initial contact to the day of the funeral. Thank you. 

  • 5 Caroline Neal 21st Nov 2020

    Excellent service 

  • 5 Angela Bennett-Gibbon 30th Oct 2020

    Excellent service from our first phone call onwards. Kind, caring and very professional throughout a difficult time. Can thoroughly recommend.

  • 5 Christopher Elvery 12th Oct 2020

    From initial contact with Julia at the Parkwood branch, my Sister and I knew that we were in safe hands with regard to organising our Mum's funeral. Nothing was too much trouble and at this difficult time she kept us on track. The funeral itself ran like clock-work and the gentlemen (drivers/ master of ceremonies) were as professional and compassionate as can be. A true credit to the John Weir name. Please pass on our gratitude. A final thanks for John Weir for putting us in touch with the Celebrant, Bridget Sapiano, who was fantastic and took the time to know our Mum and involved us in the script for the ceremony. We have received many compliments from attendees (and those viewing via the Web) on both John Weir and Bridget.

  • 5 Christine Jarrett 9th Oct 2020

     Wry happy with the service received everything went to plan.  Very happy with Bridget and especially Julia at Parkwoof

  • 5 Anna Waghorne 3rd Oct 2020

    The service from John Weir was professional, clear and efficient. They were on top of any changes we needed to make and covered everything. This is the first time I have had to organise a funeral and they helped me from beginning to end. Great service.

  • 5 Angela Boyle 30th Aug 2020

    First class service, very caring and professional I highly recommend them.

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
31 Parkwood Green
Rainham
Kent
ME8 9PW

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

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. 

Raymond Cass 3rd May 2021

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

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. 

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