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

Julie Johns 4th Oct 2020

We decided to go with *** after receiving poor service from another FD and *** team were simply amazing. We were assigned Kelly who looked after us so well. She arranged everything, was decisive, quick with coming back to us with dates and responses to our queries. On the day Shane and the team were amazing.They also worked so well with Rev Nathan Ward so the whole day was a huge success and we can not thank them enough . I would so recommend them for their professionalism and sensitivity to our family. Thank you all at ***

Lee Horwite 3rd Oct 2020

A truly great service from start to finish. All options for the funeral were explained clearly and carried out compassionately. Anna was always helpful, polite and considerate to my needs for my wifes funeral. The funeral employees on the day were again very professional and our instructions from them were clear and precise. A huge thank you for organising the funeral, it went exactly how it was planned. My wife would have been proud of her send off. Thank you. Lee

Mark Pullinger 28th Sep 2020

Thoroughly professional and compassionate service throughout. Great communication and everything went smoothly.

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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

Ronald John Croft

Oct 1942 - Dec 2020

Luke Andrew Middlicott

Jul 1994 - Dec 2020

Shirley Katherine Hepton

Aug 1940 - Dec 2020

Ivy Thelma Golding

Dec 2020 - Mar 1920

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Julie Johns 4th Oct 2020

    We decided to go with *** after receiving poor service from another FD and *** team were simply amazing. We were assigned Kelly who looked after us so well. She arranged everything, was decisive, quick with coming back to us with dates and responses to our queries. On the day Shane and the team were amazing.They also worked so well with Rev Nathan Ward so the whole day was a huge success and we can not thank them enough . I would so recommend them for their professionalism and sensitivity to our family. Thank you all at ***

  • 5 Lee Horwite 3rd Oct 2020

    A truly great service from start to finish. All options for the funeral were explained clearly and carried out compassionately. Anna was always helpful, polite and considerate to my needs for my wifes funeral. The funeral employees on the day were again very professional and our instructions from them were clear and precise. A huge thank you for organising the funeral, it went exactly how it was planned. My wife would have been proud of her send off. Thank you. Lee

  • 5 Mark Pullinger 28th Sep 2020

    Thoroughly professional and compassionate service throughout. Great communication and everything went smoothly.

  • 5 Pat and Barry Macquillan 25th Sep 2020

    Excellent the Staff couldn’t have been more helpful particularly Deana who was so supportive 

  • 5 Julie Margaret Petrie 22nd Sep 2020

    All the staff are professional and understanding. Arranging a funeral for a loved one is one of the hardest things to do, but with the help and support from everyone at John Weir we were able to give my father in law a fitting tribute to his joyful life.

  • 5 Andrew McGowan 15th Aug 2020

    Throughout this difficult time, everyone at John Wier we’re simply lovely. I felt at ease with them when ever we spoke rough through to the service. At the service we had the privilege of having John Weir with us for the service. Because of them all the service was plain sailing and for the best of reasons it was pleasurable to be able to say goodbye to Doris knowing that everything was taken care of, after the service I received a follow up phone call to see if we were all ok. This was a lovely touch and we will be forever grateful for everything that John Weir’s team did for our family 

  • 5 Derek White 15th Aug 2020

    For the forth time over the last 30 years  that I have had to arrange a funeral, John Weirs have given my late relatives a dignified and professional send off. I found the staff very helpful and understanding throughout the process. If you are looking for someone to support you during this difficult time to do the best for your loved one’s funeral  then I would highly recommend John Weirs of Rainham

  • 5 Miranda Elizabeth Segar 7th Aug 2020

    Sharon and the team  have been wonderful. So very very kind, understanding, and very efficient. They have guided us through a terrible time and we cannot thank them enough for the support and guidance they have given us. 

  • 5 Peter Charles Martin 4th Aug 2020

    Everything was down well and very professionally.

  • 5 Tracie Devereux 28th Jul 2020

    Can’t thank Sharon and her team highly enough. They all made such a difficult time so much easier. Thank you 

  • 5 David, Kate and Steven Murdoch 24th Jul 2020

    Kind, considerate and always approachable.

  • 5 Maggie and Charles Thurston 20th Jul 2020

    Very professional and empathetic.   Our funeral was just as we had wanted it to be. 

  • 5 Samantha Fagg 16th Jul 2020

    Brilliant , would recommend to anyone that needed a funeral service 

  • 5 Corrina Coultrip 13th Jul 2020

    Sharon was lovely, very helpful and kind at a very difficult time. Conductor at the service was very kind and patient, not hurrying anybody. Thank you for all your support

  • 5 Denise Pamela Moore 4th Jul 2020

    Excellent service, everything professionally  done but with a very friendly & sympathetic edge. Nothing was too much trouble, highly recommended.

  • 5 Susannah Olive 27th Jun 2020

    John weir made something very hard a lot easier for my whole family can’t thank them enough I would recommend them to anyone x

  • 5 Kerry Andrews 22nd Jun 2020

    Thank you to Anna for handling the whole thing so sensitively and with so much care. The situation was difficult and made worse during these times. You took all the stress away from us. I would also like to mention the pull bearer (sorry I'm not sure of name) he was so kind and looked after us throughout the actual ceremony.

  • 5 Ashley Mosdell 20th Jun 2020

    Everybody we dealt with at John Weir were very helpful and made this difficult time as straight forward as it could be. 

  • 5 Joanne Claire Burridge 20th Jun 2020

    Wonderful personal service ,from collection off Simon into their care . From every detail that had to be dealt with the support was over and above what you would expect . Because of the strange times that is happening ,the support that was given made the process easier to handle . Deana is such a wonderful special lady that she is such a valuable employee. Her care and true dedication to her job is amazing 

  • 5 Norman Calver 14th Jun 2020

    Have used this branch too often, how ever the service has always been excellent.Trust we won't need them in the near future but won't hesitate when the time comes

  • 5 Lesley Entwistle 31st May 2020

    This is the second time in a year we have unfortunately needed the help and support of John Weir. Without a doubt their services are truly amazing, they are so kind and considerate. I would recommend them to anyone requiring their services. They truly are the best. Thankyou so very much

  • 5 Sue Singleton 18th May 2020

    Fabulous service. Helpful but not intrusive, we’re great in helping us through a very difficult time.

  • 5 Susan Seppings 17th May 2020

    My family and I would like to thank you so much for making Mum's funeral so very special to us.  From the very first telephone call I made nothing was too much trouble, you were absolutely fantastic.  A very special thank you to Amanda, she was so caring, helpful and so lovely and I would also like to thank Ben for being amazing too. So John Weir I take my hat off to you, THANKYOU for your professionalism from beginning to end.

  • 5 Tracy Middleton 16th May 2020

    Very caring professional service from John Weir for my Dad's funeral. It has been a difficult time, excasserpated by the Corona virus and John Weir made every effort to make it as smooth as possible. Thank you John Weir especially Deana.

  • 5 Alison Marie Tindall 10th May 2020

    John Weir and his staff are so caring and compassionate.  Would highly recommend their services

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

Julie Johns 4th Oct 2020

We decided to go with *** after receiving poor service from another FD and *** team were simply amazing. We were assigned Kelly who looked after us so well. She arranged everything, was decisive, quick with coming back to us with dates and responses to our queries. On the day Shane and the team were amazing.They also worked so well with Rev Nathan Ward so the whole day was a huge success and we can not thank them enough . I would so recommend them for their professionalism and sensitivity to our family. Thank you all at ***

Lee Horwite 3rd Oct 2020

A truly great service from start to finish. All options for the funeral were explained clearly and carried out compassionately. Anna was always helpful, polite and considerate to my needs for my wifes funeral. The funeral employees on the day were again very professional and our instructions from them were clear and precise. A huge thank you for organising the funeral, it went exactly how it was planned. My wife would have been proud of her send off. Thank you. Lee

Mark Pullinger 28th Sep 2020

Thoroughly professional and compassionate service throughout. Great communication and everything went smoothly.

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