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

Carol Finniss 25th Nov 2020

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

Caroline Neal 21st Nov 2020

Excellent service 

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.

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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

Robert Brian Mumford

Oct 1956 - Nov 2020

Linda Margaret Jones

Mar 1946 - Oct 2020

Timothy Pattle

Feb 1969 - Oct 2020

Robert Edward Neal

Jan 1952 - Oct 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5 Elizabeth Chapman 29th Aug 2020

    Professional, compassionate, and very supportive. Everyone from the admin staff to John Weir himself enabled me to give my Mum the send off I wanted and that she deserved. Highly recommended.

  • 5 Sheila Brook 24th Aug 2020

    Very professional, seemed to care!

  • 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 

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

Carol Finniss 25th Nov 2020

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

Caroline Neal 21st Nov 2020

Excellent service 

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.

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