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

Raymond Copeland 18th Apr 2021

Such a supportive and efficient company 

Shane Mchugh 5th Apr 2021

Cannot thank all at John Weir enough, you wouldn’t expect nothing other than excellence for your own family, and my Nan was treated like one of their own!  from start to finish me and my family were looked after so well! There’s not enough thank yous in the world! Thank you from the McHugh’s xx 

Sue Nourse 5th Apr 2021

Staff are outstanding, nothing too much trouble. Kind and understanding totally professional.

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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

Ronald Frank Charles Hinchey

Mar 2021 - Jul 1938

Samantha Jayne 'Sam' Egan

Sep 1984 - Mar 2021

James Reginald Lawrence Botterill

Nov 1935 - Mar 2021

Joshua Luke Challis

May 1992 - Mar 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Raymond Copeland 18th Apr 2021

    Such a supportive and efficient company 

  • 5 Shane Mchugh 5th Apr 2021

    Cannot thank all at John Weir enough, you wouldn’t expect nothing other than excellence for your own family, and my Nan was treated like one of their own!  from start to finish me and my family were looked after so well! There’s not enough thank yous in the world! Thank you from the McHugh’s xx 

  • 5 Sue Nourse 5th Apr 2021

    Staff are outstanding, nothing too much trouble. Kind and understanding totally professional.

  • 5 Amanda James 5th Apr 2021

    Professional, caring and helpful 

  • 5 Andrew Loos 22nd Mar 2021

    My phone call to John Weir’s, on the day of my wife’s passing, was answered in a very understanding and prompt way. From the outset and throughout the planning stage of the funeral, my children and I were advised, guided and supported by Kelly for whom nothing was too much trouble. The choice of church and the minister was largely due to her efforts and proved to be such a wise choice for us. To sum it up, she did my wife and my children’s Mum proud. As a result of our family’s experience at the Rainham branch, I would have no hesitation in recommending John Weir’s. In my opinion, they are funeral directors second to none.

  • 5 Anne-Marie Whiting 22nd Mar 2021

    John Weir leads a thoughtful and considerate team. Nothing is a problem and their attention to detail is outstanding.The enourmously dignifed, respectful and almost military way of caring for the deceased during transportaton and the crematorium was absolutley what my father would have wanted and expected. There is no question that John Weir employs staff that truly care for those lost and their families. In the darkest of days they will take your hand and guide you.

  • 5 Anthea Gordon 22nd Mar 2021

    Friends and family have all commented how lovely the service was, how you all showed your love, respect and care for dad which we could not have asked for more. John Weir was recommended through a colleague at work and I could not have been more grateful for giving my dad the best day and what he deserved.

  • 5 Garry Russell 21st Mar 2021

    This was a first for me organising my Dad's funeral, but the help and guidance I received from Anna at the Rainham branch was second to none. Her professionalism and experience was very evident and I'm so glad she was there for me, excellent service - well done

  • 5 Christopher Finan 15th Mar 2021

    Totally professional throughout. I cannot fault their service in any way. My contact was Sharon who led me through the process in a gentle, kind and knowledgeable way. I would have no hesitation in recommending John Weir. Chris Finan

  • 5 Alex Browne 8th Mar 2021

    Excellent service throughout and can't thank you enough. Your professionalism and attention to detail made life a lot easier during a tough time for myself and the family. Special thanks to Deana who I dealt with - she was fantastic. Al Browne

  • 5 Mark Alan Chapman 7th Mar 2021

    Made live easy when dealing with a difficult time, very helpful and considerate, and helped make it all run smoothly on the day, Thank you

  • 5 Cheryl Hinchliffe 6th Mar 2021

    John Weir Funeral Directors have helped me through a very difficult time. Their patience and understanding and empathy made this experience easier to bear. I would recommend John Weir to all.

  • 5 Jim Grogan 2nd Mar 2021

    John Weir got everything right. The timing, the solemnity and excellent support throughout the whole process. 

  • 5 David Byatt 26th Feb 2021

    Thank you for all your help every step of the way , could not have done it without your help. excellent Thank you

  • 5 Mary Gunner 26th Feb 2021

    I cannot thank John Weir and all the staff enough for their kindness in looking after mum while she was in their care and for all the support given to our family with the arrangements for the funeral. 

  • 5 Carmel Brynolf 22nd Feb 2021

    Myself& my family wish to say THANK YOU for the professional services provided by John Weir & staff on the passing of my dear husband Geoff Brynolf. Special THANKS to Kelly who was our contact. She was so thoughtful, helpful and caring during this difficult time. I'll give you all 5 stars plus. Mr John Weir , you should be proud of your staff Regards, Carmel Brynolf.

  • 5 Malcolm Boulter 20th Feb 2021

    John Weir provided a very professional service, for the funeral of my later Mother. They were helpful and gave good advise. I would recommend their services...thank you.

  • 5 Linda Swan 17th Feb 2021

    Deana at John Weir was so helpful in gently assisting us in planning the best funeral that we could for my sisters husband Trevor when he died of Covid-19 suddenly. Deana was patient, kind and very respectful of my sisters wishes and my sister was so grateful for every thing she did to help us make the plans for our final farewell to him very special and personal. My sister Carol felt that we were able to make him proud of the funeral that we had organised with Deana's help. The celebrant that they had recommended Deborah Glass was also perfect for the humanistic funeral that Trevor wanted as a celebration of his life. Thank you to the whole team for making Trevor's funeral a lovely send off.

  • 5 Brian Butterworth 14th Feb 2021

    Anna provided excellent support and advice throughout for which we are very grateful. All communication was reliable and efficient.

  • 5 Colin Harms 8th Feb 2021

    Our family have used John Weir a number of times over the years and sadly we have needed their services once again. We were very pleased with the way Anna and Kevin at John Weir Rainham looked after our Dad's funeral. Nothing was too much trouble and they were very supportive. Thank you both and to all at Rainham. Colin & Kevin Harms

  • 5 Graham McRobbie-Smith 7th Feb 2021

    I would like to thank all those at John Wier especially Kelly. who was a credit to your company. She was always on hand to advise at this extremely difficult time. I would throughly recommend this company.

  • 5 Alison Watkins 29th Jan 2021

    My Mum's funeral was dealt with in the most respectful way possible given these difficult circumstances with Covid restrictions. Kevin was very supportive on the day and I would like to express my total thanks to Kerry for her constant support from beginning to end of the whole process, she was an absolute star and I can not thank her enough for helping me through this traumatic time.

  • 5 Alison Middlicott 26th Jan 2021

    They were great! really helped put my brother to rest, it was the celebration that he deserved

  • 5 Neal Harris 26th Jan 2021

    We were extremely happy with the service we received from John Weir Funeral Directors (Rainham). I dealt principally with Deana who professionally guided us through with genuine compassion, she was always available and fast to respond to any queries or concerns that we had. It was of huge comfort to us knowing that our Dad was in such safe hands - especially with it being the first time of dealing with a funeral arrangement.

  • 5 James Stanley 24th Jan 2021

    John Weir were excellent, making a very sad time bearable. Professional at all times, I would thoroughly recommend they.

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

Raymond Copeland 18th Apr 2021

Such a supportive and efficient company 

Shane Mchugh 5th Apr 2021

Cannot thank all at John Weir enough, you wouldn’t expect nothing other than excellence for your own family, and my Nan was treated like one of their own!  from start to finish me and my family were looked after so well! There’s not enough thank yous in the world! Thank you from the McHugh’s xx 

Sue Nourse 5th Apr 2021

Staff are outstanding, nothing too much trouble. Kind and understanding totally professional.

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