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

Sandra Paine 27th Feb 2017

John Weir provided an understanding, friendly and efficient service. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they took care of everything following the death of my mother. Their assistance in talking about funeral arrangements and offering suggestions as to the type of service and how to go about things was extremely helpful. Everything was carefully explained and the information pack provided both before and after the event was appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend this company's services.

Nick Murton 22nd Feb 2017

The funeral was handled very well, both in the office and at the ceremony. Your representatives were very professional and were able to accommodate our requests fully. They were courteous and thoughtful at all times.

Ian Brenton 20th Feb 2017

A very professional service

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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

Iris Warman

May 1932 - Oct 2020

Raymond John Coles

Sep 1938 - Nov 2020

Betty May Boorman

Jul 1926 - Oct 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Sandra Paine 27th Feb 2017

    John Weir provided an understanding, friendly and efficient service. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they took care of everything following the death of my mother. Their assistance in talking about funeral arrangements and offering suggestions as to the type of service and how to go about things was extremely helpful. Everything was carefully explained and the information pack provided both before and after the event was appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend this company's services.

  • 5 Nick Murton 22nd Feb 2017

    The funeral was handled very well, both in the office and at the ceremony. Your representatives were very professional and were able to accommodate our requests fully. They were courteous and thoughtful at all times.

  • 5 Ian Brenton 20th Feb 2017

    A very professional service

  • 5 Alan James Ward 20th Feb 2017

    Excellent service from Sharon and the team at John Weir in Rainham. Very impressed with the level of support given, very professional.

  • 5 Sally Tarbit 18th Feb 2017

    An exceptional service from John Weir, handled professionally and with empathy. Can't recommend highly enough. 

  • 5 Christine Charlesworth 8th Feb 2017

    Organising a funeral is one of the most stressful things one can do but John Weir were kind and thoughtful allowing us to do what was right for us. The funeral was conducted in à professional but sympathetic manner and I would have no hesitation in recommending them. Special thanks to Melanie at the Rainham office and Shane.

  • 5 Lisa Clark 27th Jan 2017

    We were so impressed by the proffessionalism and dignified and sympthatic approach that John Weir Funeral Services, Rainham gave us at a very difficult time.   Nothing was too much trouble and we are so grateful.' 

  • 5 Brian Taylor 17th Jan 2017

    John Weir were extremely respectful, courteous and helpful, even out of hours. Excellent - totally trouble free at a difficult time and time of year.

  • 5 Jeannette Shelley 16th Jan 2017

    I have no doubt we could not have received a better service elsewhere 100% second to none... with kindest regards Jeannette Newbury Shelley

  • 5 Karen Baker 10th Jan 2017

    Everything from start to finish was done professional and with care. We could not fault deanna her kindness was exceptional for my family at this very sad time. 

  • 5 Maurice Alan Dengate 10th Jan 2017

    John Weir provided a first class service, from the initial reception right through to the funeral . Melanie at your Rainham branch was a very kind ,considerate and understanding person ,a credit to John Weir. I would have no hesitation in recommending this Funeral Director.

  • 5 Michael James Shepheard 27th Dec 2016

    first class from start to finish. Simply the best.

  • 5 Nigel Lawrence Newcombe 18th Dec 2016

    Thanks to Sharon in the Rainham office for helping us through the planning etc for my father , George Newcombe's , funeral. Thanks to John Weir , Kevin and the other gentlemen who assisted my brother and I in carrying my father to his final resting place. It was an honour to be able to personally lay my father to rest , a final tribute to him.

  • 5 Jackie Hodges 17th Dec 2016

    Their professionalism, attention to detail and kindness was outstanding. A special mention for Deana who was amazing once again in sad and tough times for the family. Thank you 

  • 5 Joseph Borg 9th Dec 2016

    JOHN WEIR HAS PROVEN EXCELLENT FRIENDLY IN THE TIME OF NEED ,HE SAVED ME LOT OF MY PROBLEMS AND MONEY HIS CONDUCT OF BUSINESS IS EXCELLENT WHEN A LOVED DIES ABROAD ,LIKE MINE IT IS A NIGHTMARE AND WORST OF ALL WORST WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH ,I BEEN THERE IN GERMANY IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDORA BOX, THATS WHEN THE PROFESSIONALS LIKE JOHN WEIR BE THERE FOR YOU ,IT IS COME FROM THE HEART ,WELL DONE JOHN YOU PROVE TO ME PERSONALLY AND I HIGHLY THANK YOU FROM MY HEART YOU DONE 2 FUNERALS FOR ME, MY SON BJORN ,MY LOVING WIFE LOUDIA AND GAVE ME EXCELLENT SERVICE AND SHARON AND STAFF WELL DONE ALL FROM MY HEART I WILL RECOMMEND YOU ALL KEEP THE GOOD WORK LOVE JOSEPH

  • 5 Richard Paul Turner 9th Dec 2016

    Very attentive, very helpful, very professional. Sharon was great throughout

  • 5 Sandra Matthews 9th Dec 2016

    Very helpful with all our wishes, but if you don't ask for something at the time of making the arrangements then you might be a little disappointed. The moral is to make sure you ask about everything even if you think it's trivial but I couldn't fault the way we were treated.

  • 5 Andrew Hitch 4th Dec 2016

    John Weir have provided their services for both of my parents and their office staff and funeral staff are everything you could hope for in difficult and upsetting circumstances.

  • 5 Jim Dormer 3rd Dec 2016

    Highly professional, courteous and friendly staff. Attention to detail on all counts ! Thank you so much.

  • 5 Penny Spiller 31st Oct 2016

    Looked after us with great consideration & compassion at a stressful time for us. Guided us through the process ensuring we understood & more to the point were happy with what was going to happen.

  • 5 Christine Haward 28th Oct 2016

    This is the second time we have used John Weir in the space 27 months and on both occasions have found their service excellent. At all times they were very attentive and concerned about our needs and requirements and extremely empathetic. I would certainly recommend to anyone who has to deal with a funeral.

  • 5 Maurice Stanford 22nd Oct 2016

    Excellent service your people were great.

  • 5 Simon O'Connell 17th Oct 2016

    Excellent service, very happy with how whole process was handled with care and dignity. Would recommend.

  • 5 Yvonne Pollard 11th Oct 2016

    Very professional and very caring 

  • 5 Michael Stephen Donovan 11th Oct 2016

    Very supportive, professional and helpful. Highly recommended 

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

Sandra Paine 27th Feb 2017

John Weir provided an understanding, friendly and efficient service. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they took care of everything following the death of my mother. Their assistance in talking about funeral arrangements and offering suggestions as to the type of service and how to go about things was extremely helpful. Everything was carefully explained and the information pack provided both before and after the event was appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend this company's services.

Nick Murton 22nd Feb 2017

The funeral was handled very well, both in the office and at the ceremony. Your representatives were very professional and were able to accommodate our requests fully. They were courteous and thoughtful at all times.

Ian Brenton 20th Feb 2017

A very professional service

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