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

Vincent Murdoch 31st Jul 2020

I would like to thank the whole team at John Weir's for the stunning service they provided my family and I. Julia in particular was fantastic; she was sympathetic, helpful, full of of good advice and kept us well informed throughout the time. The cars were beautiful and the drivers were both helpful and really professional. I would most definitely recommend using John Weir Funeral Directors during this difficult time. Many thanks, Vincent Murdoch

Edward Tickner 9th Jul 2020

Every member of staff at John Weir were extremely professional, but also extremely compassionate and kind. This difficult time was made easier because all 'meetings' were via the telephone due to measures put in place because of C19! John Weir phoned us and arranged a date and time to call us to discuss all that needs to be discussed when someone is bereaved. And. They phoned exactly when they said they would! Thank you all for your kind words and help after my father died.

David Fahey 2nd Jul 2020

Excellent service with compassionate staff. Thank you.

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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

Joan Marion Bishop

Sep 1926 - Aug 2020

Frank Brook

Mar 1934 - Jul 2020

Beryl Georgette Batty

Apr 1925 - Jul 2020

Jean Ann Luscher

Mar 1934 - Jul 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Vincent Murdoch 31st Jul 2020

    I would like to thank the whole team at John Weir's for the stunning service they provided my family and I. Julia in particular was fantastic; she was sympathetic, helpful, full of of good advice and kept us well informed throughout the time. The cars were beautiful and the drivers were both helpful and really professional. I would most definitely recommend using John Weir Funeral Directors during this difficult time. Many thanks, Vincent Murdoch

  • 5 Edward Tickner 9th Jul 2020

    Every member of staff at John Weir were extremely professional, but also extremely compassionate and kind. This difficult time was made easier because all 'meetings' were via the telephone due to measures put in place because of C19! John Weir phoned us and arranged a date and time to call us to discuss all that needs to be discussed when someone is bereaved. And. They phoned exactly when they said they would! Thank you all for your kind words and help after my father died.

  • 5 David Fahey 2nd Jul 2020

    Excellent service with compassionate staff. Thank you.

  • 5 Michael Large 27th May 2020

    The professionalism, sensitivity, guidance and advice of Julia and the team at John Weir helped to make mum’s funeral such a beautiful and memorable experience for everyone.

  • 5 Brenda and Paul Horsman 19th May 2020

    Thanks for your help and support, very professional service.

  • 5 steve porter 8th May 2020

    Although we live in strange times during this coronavirus period, we was so pleased how every aspect of my mum's funeral was arranged. From Julia at the Parkwood of ice to Ben and his colleagues all were totally professional and so caring to meet all our needs and safety required. All the family that were able to be there in person and those there by video link in Australia say Loving thanks to you all. God Bless you all. Steve Porter

  • 5 Patrick Enright 4th May 2020

    From Julia to Ben, everyone and everything was excellent. Thank you.

  • 5 Sue Blundell 18th Apr 2020

    I was very happy with the way Julia organised & arranged the funeral, in these difficult circumstances mourners that couldn't attend were able to join in from home via the live streaming. Everything went to plan on the day. I would highly recommend.

  • 5 Diane Gutteridge 4th Apr 2020

    All staff were exceptionally helpful and caring. During these unprecedented challenging times with many Covid-19 restrictions on funeral services. They kept us fully informed of the evolving situation. All at John Weir, maintained a professional and well organised service whilst being under immense pressure themselves to continue to provide this vital service under very difficult conditions and offered friendly support and this time. 

  • 5 Martin Alderman 30th Mar 2020

    Could not have done any better well done

  • 5 Alexandra Ellery 28th Mar 2020

    Everyone at John Weir, especially Julia and Amanda have been absolutely amazing through our families very sad time. Thoroughly organised and proactive under very trying and difficult circumstances with Covid-19 happening at the same time. Covid caused continuous last minute changes throughout the organising of the funeral from start to finish but Julia remained calm and unflappable and so positive it really helped to take the pressure off our situation. Thank so much John Weir.

  • 5 June Champion 17th Mar 2020

    I found everyone very helpful and friendly, especially Julia at Parkwood and the lady in the High Street branch. Everything went very smoothly and efficiently on the day. Thank you to everyone at John Weir.

  • 5 Madelene Bathgate 16th Mar 2020

    I received help and understanding of the highest order from  john weir, funeral director. From when I first phoned they were so willing to fit in with our requests and John himself and Julia were very attentive at all times and certainly made a difficult task so much easier nothing but praise from me and my sons.

  • 5 Linda Wayman 8th Mar 2020

    Excellent professional assistance at a very sad time (especially Julia in the Parkwood office). The service went without a hitch due to the professionalism of the staff on the day. Thank you to all.

  • 5 MTS (Webb) 27th Feb 2020

    Everything went very smoothly, the funeral people were friendly and helpful

  • 5 Jacqueline Pearson 24th Feb 2020

    I cannot recommend John Weir enough. From the moment I visited the Parkwood Rainham branch in early January enquiring about different funerals, costs etc to making the booking at the crematorium, Julia in the office was there to arrange it all, as well as helping and advising me all the way.  Her kindness and compassion at this difficult time went above and beyond and I am really grateful for all her help.  On the day of my Mum’s funeral,  I was met at Eltham crematorium by Kevin who had travelled the long journey from Rainham with Mum, and he explained the next step.  The Celebrant - Bridget - who took Mum’s service was wonderful and I would like to thank her so much for the beautiful service she delivered.  Thank you John Weir for making a very difficult and sad time bearable.  Jackie Pearson 

  • 5 Elizabeth Loomes 11th Feb 2020

    Julia could not have been more helpful and understanding when we were planning the funeral and on the day everything went just as we had hoped. We would also like to thank Bridget Sapiano for the role she played and her advice and support. Our family cannot thank you enough for the excellent service you all provided.

  • 5 Angela Dalby 9th Feb 2020

    Not an easy tasks I thought planing my Mothers funeral, but Julia at the Parkwood office guided us through the emotional highs and lows with professionalism and just the right amount of humour to lift any sadness. I was contacted either by email or phone to confirm every minute detail that arose with patience and understanding, so that on the day everything went smoothly. I would also like to mention the kindness and respectfulness of the very smartly dressed gentlemen who drove us to the crematorium and looked after us on the day. I can without hesitation thoroughly recommend John Weirs services

  • 5 Michael Best 21st Jan 2020

    Julia at the Parkwood office looked after us and she managed everything, no hic -ups or problems at all. Thank you.

  • 5 Robert Clark 17th Jan 2020

    Superb, professional service from John Weir. Not only very reasonably priced but also very good quality. Unreserved recommendation.

  • 5 Matthew Lewis 13th Jan 2020

    The service was excellent throughout the entire process

  • 5 Jeanette Shrubsole 23rd Dec 2019

    Excellent service from John Weir could not fault the kindness consideration Of the staff. Would definitely recommend to anyone they were very professional. Can't express enough thanks to them all.

  • 5 Anita Crocker 15th Dec 2019

    I would like to say your service was outstanding communication was fanfastic compassion from staff was second to none I would recommend your service highly Thank you so much for making a painful situation bearable Anita crocker

  • 5 Hubert Henry 14th Dec 2019

    I found the staff excellent from start to finish they made ever think so comfortable nothing was a problem they go out of there to help thank you for all the staff

  • 5 Peter Free 14th Dec 2019

    Truly amazing. From the first night we contacted John Weir in a panic, to collecting my nans ashes. Everyone was so helpful and caring through this difficult time. Particularly Julia who helped us with the planning, when I was being rubbish and last minute she knew I was doing million things at the time and she was so calm and understanding and I was reassured my nan was safe in their care right until the end. Contacting with them was seamless, both by phone and emails. They were quick with responses and took care of everything. The pallbearers were respectful and polite and our service taken by Bridget was beautiful. My family and I can’t thank John Weir enough, I hope nan would of been proud. 

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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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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

Vincent Murdoch 31st Jul 2020

I would like to thank the whole team at John Weir's for the stunning service they provided my family and I. Julia in particular was fantastic; she was sympathetic, helpful, full of of good advice and kept us well informed throughout the time. The cars were beautiful and the drivers were both helpful and really professional. I would most definitely recommend using John Weir Funeral Directors during this difficult time. Many thanks, Vincent Murdoch

Edward Tickner 9th Jul 2020

Every member of staff at John Weir were extremely professional, but also extremely compassionate and kind. This difficult time was made easier because all 'meetings' were via the telephone due to measures put in place because of C19! John Weir phoned us and arranged a date and time to call us to discuss all that needs to be discussed when someone is bereaved. And. They phoned exactly when they said they would! Thank you all for your kind words and help after my father died.

David Fahey 2nd Jul 2020

Excellent service with compassionate staff. Thank you.

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