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

Shanel Enver 3rd Jul 2017

Thanks to John weir they made planning my mums funeral very easy. They were very helpful and I couldn't of asked for more. Highly reccomended. 

Helen Watson 2nd Jul 2017

Nothing was too much trouble.  Very considerate to our needs and made things a little bit easier. Thank you 

Alex McCarthy 30th Jun 2017

I cannot thank Deana and the staff at John Weir, Rainham enough. The process of organising a service for a loved one is incredibly daunting. Deana's caring and compassionate manner help guide me through the process, and made the whole process feel easier to accomplish and took a huge weight from my shoulders. I was also amazed and incredibly grateful that John Weir had records going back far enough for my Father's service (which my Mother organised), which I was able to draw some parallels from when arranging my Mother's service. Thank you all so much for your help during these hardest of times. Mr A. McCarthy

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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

Christopher John 'Chris' O'Brien

Nov 1960 - Oct 2020

Shirley Isabel Woodland

Mar 1934 - Oct 2020

James Thomas Highway

Jan 1934 - Nov 2020

Audrey May Jeffery

Oct 1932 - Oct 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Shanel Enver 3rd Jul 2017

    Thanks to John weir they made planning my mums funeral very easy. They were very helpful and I couldn't of asked for more. Highly reccomended. 

  • 5 Helen Watson 2nd Jul 2017

    Nothing was too much trouble.  Very considerate to our needs and made things a little bit easier. Thank you 

  • 5 Alex McCarthy 30th Jun 2017

    I cannot thank Deana and the staff at John Weir, Rainham enough. The process of organising a service for a loved one is incredibly daunting. Deana's caring and compassionate manner help guide me through the process, and made the whole process feel easier to accomplish and took a huge weight from my shoulders. I was also amazed and incredibly grateful that John Weir had records going back far enough for my Father's service (which my Mother organised), which I was able to draw some parallels from when arranging my Mother's service. Thank you all so much for your help during these hardest of times. Mr A. McCarthy

  • 5 Ian Michael Tamsett 23rd Jun 2017

    Nothing was to much trouble for John Weir at this sad time, they dealt with all matters with care and consideration and the funeral day went without a hitch.

  • 5 Jackie Knox 18th Jun 2017

    Really was the perfect send off for my beautiful mum . The staff were very kind and helpful and it all went without a hitch .

  • 5 Marc Carr 16th Jun 2017

    I cannot thank you enough Deana for the way you looked after us and especially Carol. Nothing was too much for you and you were always in contact to make sure everything was all right. You said you could do anything we asked and you were very true to your word. Many thanks to Shane and his team on the day as everything ran perfectly which was a great comfort not only to the family but to everyone attending.

  • 5 Malcolm Elwin 12th Jun 2017

    we are very pleased with the services and all your help at this very sad time. Very much appreciated to you all

  • 5 Jane Whiteley 9th May 2017

    We received a superb service from our Rainham Branch of Weirs. Melanie was so professional yet empathetic, she made me so comfortable and at ease. She kept in constant contact with me and nothing was too much trouble. On the day of the funeral everything went without a hitch and the staff were again absolutely brilliant. We would definitely recommend Weirs.

  • 5 Judith Elaine Bond 1st May 2017

    Kind,sympathetic,seamless service-staff fantastic-nothing too much trouble-everything ran to perfection-made a big difference when dealing with a difficult and emotional time. A thoroughly professional service -John Weir Funeral Directors reputation for excellence is well deserved.

  • 5 Caroline Jane Steward 22nd Apr 2017

    Deana looked after me throughout the process and made the experience as good as it can be in the circumstances! Funeral went like clockwork! Thank you John Weir for excellent service!

  • 5 Malcolm Gough 11th Apr 2017

    We can't thank Melanie at John Weir Rainham enough for taking care of my father.  Very understanding, professional & most of all always there to guide us through the processes & more importantly ensuring everything went smoothly on the day.  I would also like to add Bridget conducted the service beautifully.  Thank you all, it made a very difficult day a little easier.

  • 5 Mandy Ann Stanford 4th Apr 2017

    From the moment we walked in through the door at John Weir's we felt love, care and respect.  Their attention to detail is above and beyond.  Deana, you made our whole experience a better one for your listening ear, advice and patience.  And on the day, Kevin arrived promptly and took wonderful care of us all.  No request was too much trouble and you can be assured that the funeral that you plan will be delivered to the very best it can be, individual to you.  The team at Rainham deserve as much recognition and praise as I can give. Love to you all.  Mandy, Mike and Family. xxx

  • 5 Michael Wallington 3rd Apr 2017

    Could not have been more pleased with the service we received from start to finish, thanks Melanie.

  • 5 Adrian Riley 3rd Apr 2017

    What an outstanding service I got from Melanie, she made me feel at ease with the whole process of arranging a funeral for my wife Lesley. I would also like to thank the hearse drivers and the bearers for making the day go perfect. Once again I'd like to say a special thanks to Melanie. Many thanks, Adrian Riley. 

  • 5 Christine Hart 30th Mar 2017

    We really could not have asked anything more from John Weir Funeral Directors. They swung into action and took all the stress out of the arrangements for our Mother's funeral. Their staff were helpful, thoughtful and supportive throughout form our first approach to the day of the funeral. We can not recommend them highly enough.

  • 5 Michaela Rudd 27th Mar 2017

    From start to finish and also after the funeral, Deana and the *** team was compasionate, supportive, gave good direction and managed the whole process professionally. Would not hesitate to recommend their services

  • 5 Stan Brooks 24th Mar 2017

    The staff at John Weir were sympathetic, courteous and helpful. They ensured that we were able to provide a service that our dearly departed deserved. 

  • 5 John Murray 24th Mar 2017

    Incredible support throughout the process when organizing the funeral. Made the process so easy. So respectful. 

  • 5 Janet Baker 23rd Mar 2017

    Everyone involved in my mums' funeral was absolutely fantastic. I can't praise the service I received enough. I would strongly recommend anyone going through a terrible experience like I have recently to embrace the help from the staff at John Weir. They are so attentive , professional, patient, nothing is too much trouble and they help and support you through the most difficult times. 

  • 5 Richard Brian Hollingworth 17th Mar 2017

    I can not find enough words to express how good John Weir are. We used their Rainham high st. parlour and were looked after by Melanie. A week before my fathers funeral everything changed and became complicated when my mother also died. We wanted a double funeral but mum & dad had very different beliefs. The staff at John Weir went out of their way to make sure we had all the help we needed and coordinated everything to ensured a seamless and dignified funeral. Their suggestion that as dad was a war veteran he was entitled to have his casket draped with the union flag was a nice touch. We had our double funeral with them both together in the crematorium chapel and 2 different services, it was a lovely day. I unreservedly recommend their services.   

  • 5 Michael Anthony Downing 5th Mar 2017

    All of the Funeral was conducted in a very professional and respectful way,Deana and other members of the team were always very caring and considerate,we would like to say thank you to all concerned.

  • 5 Karen Baker 5th Mar 2017

    Deana who we dealt with was extremely caring, efficient and understanding. 

  • 5 James Muirhead Johnstone 4th Mar 2017

    First class service from John Weir Rainham. The second time we have used them since December. (It never rains but pours in our world) From the initial meeting with Deana right up to the day after the service, Deana was there for us nothing being too much trouble for her.  Deana was able to answer our questions honestly and professionally and on the day of the service, Kevin and his team arrived promptly and carried out their duties with the greatest of respects to my mum.  I would have no hesitation at all in recommending John Weir Rainham.  I so hope that the only place I meet Deana or Kevin’s team in the future is in a pub or the local supermarket!  Thanks for everything, we are very grateful.

  • 5 Christopher Keith William Rourke 3rd Mar 2017

    Excellent service, Deana was fantastic, nothing was too much and the arrangements all ran smoothly for the funeral at this sad time for the family.

  • 5 Christopher Michael Butler 28th Feb 2017

    First class service. Very professional and organised. Excellent advice at all stages.

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

Shanel Enver 3rd Jul 2017

Thanks to John weir they made planning my mums funeral very easy. They were very helpful and I couldn't of asked for more. Highly reccomended. 

Helen Watson 2nd Jul 2017

Nothing was too much trouble.  Very considerate to our needs and made things a little bit easier. Thank you 

Alex McCarthy 30th Jun 2017

I cannot thank Deana and the staff at John Weir, Rainham enough. The process of organising a service for a loved one is incredibly daunting. Deana's caring and compassionate manner help guide me through the process, and made the whole process feel easier to accomplish and took a huge weight from my shoulders. I was also amazed and incredibly grateful that John Weir had records going back far enough for my Father's service (which my Mother organised), which I was able to draw some parallels from when arranging my Mother's service. Thank you all so much for your help during these hardest of times. Mr A. McCarthy

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