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

Pam Smedmor 7th Oct 2016

We truly appreciated the way staff at John Weir, Rainham helped to make a very painful experience for our family so much easier to bare. Special thanks to Sharon for helping with the planning - Melanie for her patience and caring ways with Mum when we visited Dad to pay our final respects, also Shane and his team on the day of the funeral - all a massive credit to the company. Dad had a beautiful send off - every single thing we requested was done perfectly. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this branch and amazing staff to anyone in need of a professional and compassionate service in their time of grief.

Heather Hardy 7th Oct 2016

All the staff that we have dealt with have been absolutely fantastic nothing was too much trouble, it was like having someone hold your hand every step of the way. Cannot thank them enough, they have helped make such an emotional time easier. Many thanks to all 

Christine, Geoff, Jack, Sophia, Jacob and Lucy Bussey 7th Oct 2016

Melanie and the team at John Weir were excellent from the moment i contacted them after the death of my wife Maria. In the most trying times a team of highly professional and empathetic people is what you need and what we got.

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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

Robert (Bob) Charles Witherden

Oct 2020 - Jan 1927

Dorothea Margaret Josling

Apr 1944 - Oct 2020

Anita Gloria Carter

Nov 1938 - Oct 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Pam Smedmor 7th Oct 2016

    We truly appreciated the way staff at John Weir, Rainham helped to make a very painful experience for our family so much easier to bare. Special thanks to Sharon for helping with the planning - Melanie for her patience and caring ways with Mum when we visited Dad to pay our final respects, also Shane and his team on the day of the funeral - all a massive credit to the company. Dad had a beautiful send off - every single thing we requested was done perfectly. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this branch and amazing staff to anyone in need of a professional and compassionate service in their time of grief.

  • 5 Heather Hardy 7th Oct 2016

    All the staff that we have dealt with have been absolutely fantastic nothing was too much trouble, it was like having someone hold your hand every step of the way. Cannot thank them enough, they have helped make such an emotional time easier. Many thanks to all 

  • 5 Christine, Geoff, Jack, Sophia, Jacob and Lucy Bussey 7th Oct 2016

    Melanie and the team at John Weir were excellent from the moment i contacted them after the death of my wife Maria. In the most trying times a team of highly professional and empathetic people is what you need and what we got.

  • 5 Samira Braund 4th Oct 2016

    I just want to say how professional and empathetic Deana and the team were. Mum had the best send off we could of wished for. Thank you X 

  • 5 Coral Corthorn 4th Oct 2016

    The care and attention to detail meant so much to me and my family.

  • 5 Carole Cooper 23rd Sep 2016

    The service we received from Deanna and the gentleman on the day was all excellent.

  • 5 John Leslie Clohessy 20th Sep 2016

    My wife died August 25, 2016. I felt it wouldn't be long, if/when my wife passed away, i contacted John Weir. I have been to other funerals, have always been impressed with the apparent ease with which the company looks after, sorts out, can look after all aspects for, in this instance my daughters and I. John Clohessy

  • 5 Sheryle Davis 12th Sep 2016

    Always kind and considerate nothing too much trouble I like the memory book which I have yet to order but I will do that Very professional all the way through you even changed the casket because it was marked thankyou for that Sharon was a very understanding lady I would recommend you if  I am asked Thankyou sheryle 

  • 5 Alison Lewin 9th Sep 2016

    Sadly this is the second time we've had need of their services in the past two years but both times we've been entirely satisfied with the company. The staff were respectful, polite and helpful and both funerals went smoothly. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

  • 5 Paul Sherhod 5th Sep 2016

    I cannot recommend John Weir highly enough. We have had cause to work with them twice within a month, which was obviously personally challenging but the team there have been fantastic and found the right balance between making sure that things were arranged in time and keeping a respectful space to allow time to grieve. Everything was faultlessly arranged and clearly communicated.

  • 5 Penny Morgan 11th Aug 2016

    John Weir organised the funeral of our uncle on Saturday 6th August. The service our family received was absolutely impeccable. The funeral service was beautiful and our uncle's every wish was fulfilled. John Weir and his staff were throughout models of dignity, empathy and complete support. The memory of our uncle will be forever framed by the very moving and meaningful service which John Weir was instrumentative in helping conduct. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending John Weir to your family and loved ones.

  • 5 Janice Maureen Maberley 25th Jul 2016

    Mum's Funeral was as perfect as any funeral could be. The arrangements made by yourselves were timed to perfection and all your staff were extremely helpful. thankyou for making what was a sad occasion a joy to remember

  • 5 Mark Charles Dalton 22nd Jul 2016

    John Weir made a very hard day easier. I did not have to worry about a thing. The whole family was so happy with the service that John Weir had & still providing.

  • 5 Sharon Greenfield 3rd Jul 2016

    John and his team at Rainham could not have been more supportive, helpful patient or understanding. Nothing was too much trouble and I cannot begin to thank them enough. The standard of the hearse and limousine and driver Les who was so patient and understanding with my mother who had not been out for two years was exemplary. John himself was very considerate to my mothers limited abilities. The service theyprovide is first class.

  • 5 Emma Claire Dalley 2nd Jul 2016

    We couldn't have asked for more care from such lovely people. You took the stress out of what was a very difficult day for us all. A truly professional and caring firm. 

  • 5 Carmel Weitzmann 10th Jun 2016

    Sharon at John Weir in Rainham was compassionate and full of empathy from the first meeting. She ensured my partner was taken good care of and carried out all of my wishes in a caring yet professional manner. He was well looked after as was I, and the funeral arrangements ran smoothly. The recommended celebrant was fantastic and the funeral service was so moving. My partner got a wonderful and fitting farewell. I would highly recommend Sharon and the Rainham John Weir team. Thank you for making such a heartbreaking time a little less stressful.

  • 5 Jean Hopperton 10th Jun 2016

    When someone dies your whole life is turned upside down,what do you do now ? Who do you turn to ? I am so glad that I walked through your door from that time On I knew that I didn't have to worry about anything Melanie was an absolute godsend and I would not have been able to cope as well as I did ,I can honestly say everyone was so professional and myself and the boys can not thank you enough x

  • 5 Caroline Jane Steward 9th Jun 2016

    I was very impressed with the service we received. The staff were genuinely kind, thoughtful and incredibly professional. They made a sad day memorable in the best way possible way.

  • 5 Mark, Jacqui and the team at Jacksons 31st May 2016

    We were dealt with by Sharon Marshall. She was not only professional, but very understanding too. She gave us time when we needed it and did not rush us, but gently guided us through the process. We received follow up calls advising us what John Weir's had done and advising us what would happen next; one less thing for us to worry about. We would thoroughly recommend John Weir's and Sharon Marshall in particular - a calming influence at a time when our lives and our emotions were in turmoil.

  • 5 Robin David Brearey 20th May 2016

    As a family going through the hardest situation imaginable, we can honestly say that John Weir gave us a faultless and personal service. In our opinion he gave us service over and above what we would have expected and are truly grateful to him for his visits to our home and the compassion he showed every member of our family.

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

Pam Smedmor 7th Oct 2016

We truly appreciated the way staff at John Weir, Rainham helped to make a very painful experience for our family so much easier to bare. Special thanks to Sharon for helping with the planning - Melanie for her patience and caring ways with Mum when we visited Dad to pay our final respects, also Shane and his team on the day of the funeral - all a massive credit to the company. Dad had a beautiful send off - every single thing we requested was done perfectly. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this branch and amazing staff to anyone in need of a professional and compassionate service in their time of grief.

Heather Hardy 7th Oct 2016

All the staff that we have dealt with have been absolutely fantastic nothing was too much trouble, it was like having someone hold your hand every step of the way. Cannot thank them enough, they have helped make such an emotional time easier. Many thanks to all 

Christine, Geoff, Jack, Sophia, Jacob and Lucy Bussey 7th Oct 2016

Melanie and the team at John Weir were excellent from the moment i contacted them after the death of my wife Maria. In the most trying times a team of highly professional and empathetic people is what you need and what we got.

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