John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham

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John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham, Kent, funeral director in Kent
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A family-owned funeral directors, John Weir provides premium quality funeral services for the Rainham community.

Latest Verified Reviews

Kim White OBE 15th Nov 2020

Very professional. Answered all our questions promptly and courteously 

Marian pridmore 10th Nov 2020

We were very happy with the arrangements and the assiduous attention of the staff dealing with my aunt's funeral. Thank you very much.

Jackie Swift 6th Nov 2020

All through making the arrangements, Sharron was so kind, helpful and explained everything in a tender way. On the day the funeral directors, guided the family on bearing the coffin. We are all so appreciative with the gentle professional way the whole funeral was handled. Thank you. Jackie Swift

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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
130-132 High Street
Rainham
Kent
ME8 8AR

About Us

An independent family business owned and managed by John and Beverly Weir, who employ no fewer than five qualified funeral directors, each holding a National Association of Funeral Directors diploma.

John began his funeral career in 1969 and holds a diploma in Funeral Directing. He 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 the first funeral director in Kent to be invited to join the international organisation, Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

We will be pleased to provide you help and support, from a prearranged to an “at need” funeral, either in the comfort of your own home or at one of our offices. Our Rainham branch opens Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, and it is managed by funeral director Debbie Anderson.

This office won the Golden Charter award in the category “Regional Funeral Planners of The Year 2015”.

Latest Obituaries

Shirley Isabel Woodland

Mar 1934 - Oct 2020

Audrey May Jeffery

Oct 1932 - Oct 2020

Iris Warman

May 1932 - Oct 2020

Raymond John Coles

Sep 1938 - Nov 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Kim White OBE 15th Nov 2020

    Very professional. Answered all our questions promptly and courteously 

  • 5 Marian pridmore 10th Nov 2020

    We were very happy with the arrangements and the assiduous attention of the staff dealing with my aunt's funeral. Thank you very much.

  • 5 Jackie Swift 6th Nov 2020

    All through making the arrangements, Sharron was so kind, helpful and explained everything in a tender way. On the day the funeral directors, guided the family on bearing the coffin. We are all so appreciative with the gentle professional way the whole funeral was handled. Thank you. Jackie Swift

  • 5 Jane Schulz 2nd Nov 2020

    This director explained everything from the outside always being kind and courteous. I was always kept informed via calls and emails throughout. I'm very impressed with them.

  • 5 Hazel Riggall 26th Oct 2020

    Anna has been highly professional, efficient ,patient and supportive throughout. She has a lovely gentle manner .

  • 5 Stuart Anthony Harknett 20th Oct 2020

    Sharon of the Rainham office looked after us. I really needed some body to guide me through the process of my Dad's funeral. Even with the current COVID restrictions Sharon was always available by telephone. She was so helpful. On the day Kevin who directed proceedings was highly professional but at the the same time very caring and attentative. John Weir (Rainham) made a painful day just a little less painful.

  • 5 Claire Eaglestone 17th Oct 2020

    Anna couldn't of been anymore helpful than she was. Anna kept in contact before and kindly checked on us after the funeral. The funeral service went as arranged and everyone involved in the service were outstanding. Second time to of used John Weir in Rainham in two years and there standards never drop.

  • 5 Lesley Friday 12th Oct 2020

    A big thank you to kelly who was so helpful and supportive during this difficult time. 

  • 5 Marion Byott 10th Oct 2020

    Helpful and supportive - very professional

  • 5 Betty Wicks 6th Oct 2020

    Anna was extremely professional and kind when dealing with Mums funeral . She guided us through everything that needed to be done with ease and called us before and afterwards to check everything was prepared and carried out to our satisfaction. 

  • 5 Jackie Warncken 5th Oct 2020

    The staff are very helpful and compassionate. Everything is explained and our arrangements were dealt with efficiently, our questions answered. On the day of our service the guys were polite and respectful. Would highly recommend them.

  • 5 Julie Johns 4th Oct 2020

    We decided to go with *** after receiving poor service from another FD and *** team were simply amazing. We were assigned Kelly who looked after us so well. She arranged everything, was decisive, quick with coming back to us with dates and responses to our queries. On the day Shane and the team were amazing.They also worked so well with Rev Nathan Ward so the whole day was a huge success and we can not thank them enough . I would so recommend them for their professionalism and sensitivity to our family. Thank you all at ***

  • 5 Lee Horwite 3rd Oct 2020

    A truly great service from start to finish. All options for the funeral were explained clearly and carried out compassionately. Anna was always helpful, polite and considerate to my needs for my wifes funeral. The funeral employees on the day were again very professional and our instructions from them were clear and precise. A huge thank you for organising the funeral, it went exactly how it was planned. My wife would have been proud of her send off. Thank you. Lee

  • 5 Mark Pullinger 28th Sep 2020

    Thoroughly professional and compassionate service throughout. Great communication and everything went smoothly.

  • 5 Pat and Barry Macquillan 25th Sep 2020

    Excellent the Staff couldn’t have been more helpful particularly Deana who was so supportive 

  • 5 Julie Margaret Petrie 22nd Sep 2020

    All the staff are professional and understanding. Arranging a funeral for a loved one is one of the hardest things to do, but with the help and support from everyone at John Weir we were able to give my father in law a fitting tribute to his joyful life.

  • 5 Andrew McGowan 15th Aug 2020

    Throughout this difficult time, everyone at John Wier we’re simply lovely. I felt at ease with them when ever we spoke rough through to the service. At the service we had the privilege of having John Weir with us for the service. Because of them all the service was plain sailing and for the best of reasons it was pleasurable to be able to say goodbye to Doris knowing that everything was taken care of, after the service I received a follow up phone call to see if we were all ok. This was a lovely touch and we will be forever grateful for everything that John Weir’s team did for our family 

  • 5 Derek White 15th Aug 2020

    For the forth time over the last 30 years  that I have had to arrange a funeral, John Weirs have given my late relatives a dignified and professional send off. I found the staff very helpful and understanding throughout the process. If you are looking for someone to support you during this difficult time to do the best for your loved one’s funeral  then I would highly recommend John Weirs of Rainham

  • 5 Miranda Elizabeth Segar 7th Aug 2020

    Sharon and the team  have been wonderful. So very very kind, understanding, and very efficient. They have guided us through a terrible time and we cannot thank them enough for the support and guidance they have given us. 

  • 5 Peter Charles Martin 4th Aug 2020

    Everything was down well and very professionally.

  • 5 Tracie Devereux 28th Jul 2020

    Can’t thank Sharon and her team highly enough. They all made such a difficult time so much easier. Thank you 

  • 5 David, Kate and Steven Murdoch 24th Jul 2020

    Kind, considerate and always approachable.

  • 5 Maggie and Charles Thurston 20th Jul 2020

    Very professional and empathetic.   Our funeral was just as we had wanted it to be. 

  • 5 Samantha Fagg 16th Jul 2020

    Brilliant , would recommend to anyone that needed a funeral service 

  • 5 Corrina Coultrip 13th Jul 2020

    Sharon was lovely, very helpful and kind at a very difficult time. Conductor at the service was very kind and patient, not hurrying anybody. Thank you for all your support

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
130-132 High Street
Rainham
Kent
ME8 8AR

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Kim White OBE 15th Nov 2020

Very professional. Answered all our questions promptly and courteously 

Marian pridmore 10th Nov 2020

We were very happy with the arrangements and the assiduous attention of the staff dealing with my aunt's funeral. Thank you very much.

Jackie Swift 6th Nov 2020

All through making the arrangements, Sharron was so kind, helpful and explained everything in a tender way. On the day the funeral directors, guided the family on bearing the coffin. We are all so appreciative with the gentle professional way the whole funeral was handled. Thank you. Jackie Swift

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