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

Brynley Howells 15th May 2018

An excellent, efficient service. Thanks Deanna and the team on the day for kind, caring and empathetic service.

Carolyn Hearn 6th May 2018

Amazing staff. So friendly, helpful and understanding  making a very sad process easy. Nothing was ever too much trouble.  Thank you all so much 

Heather Ford 2nd May 2018

The service we received and attention to detail was faultless from the point of first contact to the funeral.  From other funerals I have recently attended where the larger chains of companies have taken over some of the independent funeral directors there was no comparison.  Our experience was far superior. Many thanks.

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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

Valerie   Ann Barnes

Valerie Ann Barnes

Oct 1939 - Jul 2021

Melanie   Dyke

Melanie Dyke

Mar 1972 - Jul 2021

Michael James   Shepheard

Michael James Shepheard

Jul 1954 - Jul 2021

Baby Hudson   Ian Butler

Baby Hudson Ian Butler

Jul 2021 - Jul 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Brynley Howells 15th May 2018

    An excellent, efficient service. Thanks Deanna and the team on the day for kind, caring and empathetic service.

  • 5 Carolyn Hearn 6th May 2018

    Amazing staff. So friendly, helpful and understanding  making a very sad process easy. Nothing was ever too much trouble.  Thank you all so much 

  • 5 Heather Ford 2nd May 2018

    The service we received and attention to detail was faultless from the point of first contact to the funeral.  From other funerals I have recently attended where the larger chains of companies have taken over some of the independent funeral directors there was no comparison.  Our experience was far superior. Many thanks.

  • 5 Nigel Allan Browne 17th Apr 2018

    This is the second time I have had occasion to use the services provided by J Weir Funeral Directors of Rainham Kent and have found their staff to be very professional, kind, courteous and always willing to go the extra mile to make a success of an otherwise difficult time. Arrangements on the day went off without a hitch thanks to the Directors flexibility and the service as a whole was a great success. Many Thanks to the team at J Weir N Browne.

  • 5 Michael John Gunnill 4th Apr 2018

    We have used John Weir before and were pleased. This time proved even better, they seemed to have moved with the times and their customer service seems to have improved again. Nothing was so much trouble, when we were following exact requests. The day passed well, thanks to the skill of John Weir. Especial thanks to Sharon and the team at the crematorium.  At times like these, you don't need the extra worry about the funeral directors. With John Weir this was never a concern and we were very pleased. Thank you to all.

  • 5 Mrs. Jenny Luck 3rd Apr 2018

    We were very happy with the service received from John Weir, they were courteous, professional, friendly and prompt with any of our enquiries.  The funeral for my mum ran very smoothly , we couldn't have wished for more. 

  • 5 Samantha Hatcher Swann 3rd Apr 2018

    I found the service they provided very professional and caring form start to finish. Thank you for making such a sad time more bearable.

  • 5 JACQUELINE WHALE 3rd Apr 2018

    EXTREMELY PROFESIONAL AND EXCELLENT SEVICE. NOTHING TO MUCH TROUBLE AND WERE VERY HELPFUL IN ASSISTING WITH ALL THE PLANNING. A HUGE THANK YOU TO SHARON AND ALL THE STAFF.

  • 5 Teresa Mary Ann Tingley 2nd Apr 2018

    Excellent service.our adviser Deana was with us all the way from booking keeping us updated on everything. you make  people very at ease your kindness is outstanding,everybody has a part so a big thank you to all even the people behind the scenes so thank you John weir for everyone’s kindness and there support 

  • 5 Allan Christopher Tyrer 1st Apr 2018

    I would like to thank John, Deana, Peter the celebrant and all the staff at John Weir for taking care of all the arrangements for Dad's Funeral. Dad did actually work for John many years ago but the fact he was remembered so fondly by all the staff there made the day extra special. Thank you once again for excellent service.

  • 5 Mrs. Anne Cottam 1st Apr 2018

    They were very helpful, kind and considerate at this sad time for me and my family, I couldn’t have wished for a better service...... kind regards..... Anne Cottam 

  • 5 Kim Tracy Bull 30th Mar 2018

    I ,Joe,Aaron and family was touched by your service.Deena was so caring and supportive throughout our difficult time we thank her from the bottom of our hearts.

  • 5 Kenneth Wiliam Burgess 25th Mar 2018

    I wish to thank all concerned with assisting myself and members of my family to make the funeral care of my father as painless as possible. I found all the staff extremely helpful and all went out of their way to help us. We are very grateful

  • 5 Lorraine Hincks 13th Mar 2018

    I wish to say a huge thank you to Melanie. And obviously the rest of the team. All went without any problems. Thanks to Melanie we did not have any worries and she took all the stress out of a very sad occasion thank you again for everything. 

  • 5 Mr. Michael Braid 11th Mar 2018

    Very professional but friendly. A great help in arranging for the order of service.

  • 5 Peter Chantler 7th Mar 2018

    Excellent very professional and helpful at a very difficult time.

  • 5 Isabel Wilson 6th Mar 2018

    Very impressed; great guidance and empathy from Deana with a very professional attitude, we were updated regularly and felt we were in safe hands. Even though it was a very small service Winnie and ourselves were treated with the utmost care and respect, never rushed or hurried. Thanks also to Mr Tongue for taking so much trouble over the eulogy, it was much appreciated by the family. We will certainly recommend you, thanks again. Isabel and Gary Wilson

  • 5 Teresa Harris 2nd Mar 2018

    Sharon was very helpful and respectful of our wishes, she recommended a lovely lady called Bridget to do the service,the day of dad's funeral the horses were magnificent and well looked after, the men were all very polite. We only ever use John weir. Everyone commented on how fitting the service was to dad and he would have loved the horses as his dad was a horse dealer, also had them when mum passed away 2006 thankyou Teresa Harris

  • 5 David Andrew Smith 27th Feb 2018

    John Weir were marvellous in all aspects of arranging the funeral at a very difficult time for me.They kept me up to date throughout the process I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

  • 5 Karen Snowdon 20th Feb 2018

    Very professional service. Sharon was very helpful and understanding and answered any questions i needed to know. The drivers and pallbearers were very polite and helpful. All in all I felt they couldn’t do enough. Would highly recommend. 

  • 5 Samantha McDowell 20th Feb 2018

    Very Professional and Kind!

  • 5 David Brockman 19th Feb 2018

    Our family has used John Weir before and I was extremely pleased with their service this time. From the first phone call they showed nothing but professionalism, and my family felt comfortable dealing with Deana for whom nothing seemed too much trouble. The arrangements were handled exactly how we wished, and we were put in touch with an officiator who took plenty of time to meet with us and understand that we wanted the funeral to be a celebration of my late wife's life, not a sad mournful affair. She consulted with us on the choice of music, and the tone of her address, and on the day executed it perfectly. The funeral itself was made as painless as possible by the professionalism of the drivers, pall bearers and everybody who played a part. We'd forgotten to arrange a few details (our fault) such as storing a child's car seat while we went back for the wake, but again nothing was too much trouble. After the funeral itself the service from Deana didn't end - she's currently helping us make arrangements for the ashes. I'm sorry any of this ever had to happen, but I'm glad we had such support from John Weir and his team to lighten the load.

  • 5 Zoe & Kimberley Warwick 16th Feb 2018

    Showed so much compassion and made the process easier. The funeral was beautiful. 

  • 5 Jon Peter Banton 14th Feb 2018

    They were just as you’d want them to be at such a difficult time.  They provided their services in the most professional of manners.  I could not have asked for more.

  • 5 Gareth Hurton 13th Feb 2018

    Have used John weir before so we knew how good they are. They followed my dads wishes to the letter & Sharon & the team werereally friendly & good. Excellent service by a great company.  Thank you so much. 

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.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
130-132 High Street
Rainham
Kent
ME8 8AR

Latest Verified Reviews

Brynley Howells 15th May 2018

An excellent, efficient service. Thanks Deanna and the team on the day for kind, caring and empathetic service.

Carolyn Hearn 6th May 2018

Amazing staff. So friendly, helpful and understanding  making a very sad process easy. Nothing was ever too much trouble.  Thank you all so much 

Heather Ford 2nd May 2018

The service we received and attention to detail was faultless from the point of first contact to the funeral.  From other funerals I have recently attended where the larger chains of companies have taken over some of the independent funeral directors there was no comparison.  Our experience was far superior. Many thanks.

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