John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham

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John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham, Kent, funeral director in Kent

A family-owned funeral directors, John Weir provides premium quality funeral services for the Rainham community.

Latest Verified Reviews

Michael Edward Bryant 12th Sep 2021

Very professional, responsive and compassionate service from beginning to end.

Ian Beattie-Burrows 12th Sep 2021

I could not ask for anything more everything went perfectly all my appreciation goes to everyone concerned thank you Ian Beattie - Burrows

Denise Bryant 8th Sep 2021

We found everyone very kind, caring, and approachable. From when Mum was taken from home through to the day of the funeral, nothing was too much trouble.

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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

John Robert   Rowden

John Robert Rowden

May 1951 - Aug 2021

John Martin Thomas   Kracht

John Martin Thomas Kracht

Dec 1946 - Aug 2021

Dorothy Jean   Donohue

Dorothy Jean Donohue

Apr 1947 - Aug 2021

Shane Peter   Roberts

Shane Peter Roberts

Mar 1957 - Jul 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Michael Edward Bryant 12th Sep 2021

    Very professional, responsive and compassionate service from beginning to end.

  • 5 Ian Beattie-Burrows 12th Sep 2021

    I could not ask for anything more everything went perfectly all my appreciation goes to everyone concerned thank you Ian Beattie - Burrows

  • 5 Denise Bryant 8th Sep 2021

    We found everyone very kind, caring, and approachable. From when Mum was taken from home through to the day of the funeral, nothing was too much trouble.

  • 5 Aimee Penny 6th Sep 2021

    We were so impressed with how professional John Weir dealt with every aspect of our Dads funeral.   Kevin arrived smartly dressed and was so professional both on the night that he collected our Dad when he passed and on the day of the funeral, giving us the time and space that we needed. Sharon guided us through everything so that we knew all of our options, she also matched us to the perfect lady to take the service, Annie Love. We really can not speak more highly of Annie, she was amazing and conducted the service exactly as we had wanted.   All on all it was the perfect send off for a perfect man! 

  • 4 Roger Ian Quarrington 5th Sep 2021

    The service and commitment was first class my only comment is we were asked to wait at the main church door when the coffin arrived at the grave yard entrance which meant my mother had to stand for far too long for a woman of her years, but Iam sure this was an oversight and in no way the norm, and I hope a lesson has been learned, perhaps plan your route to the burial plot before the funeral so that the mourners aren't stood around twiderling there thumbs. Nevertheless I would recommend you.

  • 5 Julie Louise Moriarty 1st Sep 2021

    Fantastic service from a great team of people who are sincere, professional, discreet and thoughtful.  I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this company to everyone!

  • 5 Colin Tait 27th Aug 2021

    Excellent service from the moment we contacted them. They suggested ideas that made my wife’s funeral special. We had positive feedback from the many friends and relatives who attended the funeral.

  • 5 Clare Clark 20th Aug 2021

    From our very first point of contact ,the staff at John weir made me feel welcome and cared for , nothing was too much trouble.  Wonderful company to deal with , cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you x 

  • 5 Elizabeth Tarrant 16th Aug 2021

    John Weir's of Rainham provided a sensitive and very professional service. Everything they organised went smoothly. We couldn't have asked for more from them and are very grateful to them.

  • 5 Richard George Stretch 10th Aug 2021

    The formalities before the day where made more comfortable & bearable by Sharon at the Rainham branch taking us through it step by step & offering advice as required about the services you offered & the crematorium, & what happens on the day & after. On the day everything went well & to schedule & the funeral conductor took us threw the opening committal proceedings. Thank you all for your support & care to me & my family

  • 5 Mark Dyke 10th Aug 2021

    I could not have chosen a more caring, thoughtful and compassionate funeral director. Anna at John Wier is exceptional and kept me updated with all of the arrangements for the funeral as they were made. Nothing was too much trouble and on the day of the funeral, everything ran like clockwork. I cannot thank Anna and the staff at John Wier enough. You took the trauma out of an otherwise emotionally draining experience.

  • 5 Rita Fisher 30th Jul 2021

    The help and support we received from John Weirs at such a difficult time was amazing. Their attention to detail was so reassuring.

  • 5 Barbara Hyatt 15th Jul 2021

    My family and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at John weir who have been involved with looking after Roy. From the moment we called and asked you to come and collect Roy from our home you have all been nothing but polite and respectful. Special thanks to Anna for keeping in touch so often and keeping us all updated with what was going on and even for the follow up chats after the funeral to make sure I was ok, it's greatly appreciated. Another special thanks to all the boys on the day of the funeral for the safe delivery of us all and Roy and making sure it all ran smoothly. You all have made an extremely sad and upsetting time so much more bearable. Many thanks, Barbara and family xxx

  • 5 Jamie Reed 11th Jul 2021

    From the outset the staff at John Weir were supportive, respectful and offered assistance and advice were needed. On the day, the Conductor cannot be praised highly enough. The staff working with him were also exemplary. We cannot thank all of John Weir enough. 

  • 5 Sharon Warren 6th Jul 2021

    They were extremely knowledgeable, professional, polite, and helpful especially as I did not really know what was expected or what to do. Always available at the end of a phone, and updated via email all of the time. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure the day runs smoothly.

  • 5 Graham Moore 6th Jul 2021

    I can't fault John Weir as a funeral directors at all. Their professionalism, compassion and patience is 2nd to none A special thank you to Les at Rainham for his support and attentiveness throughout this difficult time for me I can't thank you all enough

  • 5 Tony Beaver 4th Jul 2021

    Funerals are tough and emotional events to get through however the staff at John Weir were exceptional. I could not fault their dedication, attention to detail and sympathetic approach. They really do provide a 5 star service! 

  • 5 Alex Napier 1st Jun 2021

    Fantastic service!

  • 5 Paula Wickenden 28th May 2021

    I would like to say a particular thank you to Deana and the gentleman who looked me at Nigel’s funeral. Both were caring, sympathetic and considerate. Thank you so much for making a extremely difficult event much easier. 

  • 5 Stephen Richard Berry 17th May 2021

    Everything was dealt with very smoothly and efficiently. Great attention was paid to little details and this made the funeral a very successful occasion. There were many favourable comments from those who attended. Thanks to Sharon, Shane and Bridget for making our day very special.

  • 5 Robert Perkins 16th May 2021

    This was the second time we have used John Weirs. Sharon and her team were every thing you need at this time of sadness. Very helpful and understanding from start to finish, nothing was to much trouble. Everything up to and on the day went smoothly and I cant thank them enough.

  • 5 Sonya Hinchey-Beer 1st May 2021

    This service is amazing and can reach friends and relatives who are far away more able to leave messages and donations.

  • 5 Carol Boorman 26th Apr 2021

    The compassion, personal but professional approach shown by John Weir and his team, at an extremely difficult time,cannot be overstated. From the first point of contact to the conclusion, following the funeral, support was there for me and my family every step of the way. Our sincerest thanks to an excellent team.

  • 5 Jane Betts 24th Apr 2021

    Very supportive 

  • 5 Carole Pettipher 24th Apr 2021

    Deana supported me throught every step of the way. I didnt ever feel pressured even when i had forgotten things that i needed to do. I cant thank them enough for their support. Briget the celebrant was absolutely amazing too. Supportive and caring throughout the process. I would 100% recomend

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Michael Edward Bryant 12th Sep 2021

Very professional, responsive and compassionate service from beginning to end.

Ian Beattie-Burrows 12th Sep 2021

I could not ask for anything more everything went perfectly all my appreciation goes to everyone concerned thank you Ian Beattie - Burrows

Denise Bryant 8th Sep 2021

We found everyone very kind, caring, and approachable. From when Mum was taken from home through to the day of the funeral, nothing was too much trouble.

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