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

Ashby Robinson 5th May 2020

From the initial conversation, with Ben, the information and help given by Amanda, and the overall process of dealing with everything, at a very, sad time, was handled with the utmost professionalism and respect, for my family and I. Thank you, very much.

Richard Allen 4th May 2020

True professionals, empathetic and sincere. Every detail planned and delivered in a caring yet efficient manner from initial contact through to the final journey, allowing us to concentrate on saying goodbye. A fitting end to a wonderful life. Thank you.

Brian Lee 2nd May 2020

A helpful ,professional and caring service provided throughout by all of the staff involved. This was appreciated by our family in these times of restrictions and lockdown.

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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

Anthony Wyndham Stanley

May 1934 - Dec 2020

Michael Edward Leslie Filmer

Apr 1943 - Dec 2020

John Richard Tyler

Nov 1946 - Dec 2020

Douglas Harris

Sep 1936 - Dec 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Ashby Robinson 5th May 2020

    From the initial conversation, with Ben, the information and help given by Amanda, and the overall process of dealing with everything, at a very, sad time, was handled with the utmost professionalism and respect, for my family and I. Thank you, very much.

  • 5 Richard Allen 4th May 2020

    True professionals, empathetic and sincere. Every detail planned and delivered in a caring yet efficient manner from initial contact through to the final journey, allowing us to concentrate on saying goodbye. A fitting end to a wonderful life. Thank you.

  • 5 Brian Lee 2nd May 2020

    A helpful ,professional and caring service provided throughout by all of the staff involved. This was appreciated by our family in these times of restrictions and lockdown.

  • 5 Sarah Louise Cassam 2nd May 2020

    From the collection at home, to the service they were warm and caring. Sharon was amazing and made the whole process as easy as she cared about everything.

  • 5 Peter Bradley 1st May 2020

    They were kind, they were helpful and even though the service could only be attended by immediate family, the live stream was seen by quite a few people both in this country and overseas. Thank you.

  • 5 Robin Alan Cotterrill 1st May 2020

    Excellent service in very difficult circumstances.

  • 5 Helen Sylvia Causer 1st May 2020

    Sharon was very kind and sensitive to my situation. I was led efficiently through the whole process step by step and kept fully informed. If such a time can be made easy then John Weir excelled. The complications of Corona virus were not a block to their customer relations. I would recommend their services to anyone.

  • 5 Lesley Ann Harrison 28th Apr 2020

    My Father 'Terry Harrison' passed away in January however due to so many factors the funeral wasn't until April.. All the way through the whole firm has been amazing, Sharon and the rest of the staff in the Rainham branch were so kind and understanding. We were then affected by the dreaded virus which meant cancellation of the limos, only a graveside service with only 5 of us there. The upset was immense but the staff made it that much more tolerant. Even John Weir himself attended with the pall bearers and his kind words to me gave me strength on that day. No one wants to go through this but please believe me when I say John Weir Rainham made things a little more easy. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart... from all of the Harrison Family.

  • 5 Leigh Herbert-Ford 24th Apr 2020

    Sharon was a real blessing at such an awful time, everyone was so informative and made everything simple for me and my family.

  • 5 Helen Cook 19th Apr 2020

    Thank you to everybody at John Weir Rainham. Once again your service has been absolutely flawless, with the perfect balance of compassion and professionalism. 

  • 5 Jane Steele 18th Apr 2020

    From the first meeting, Anna at John Weir was incredibly respectful and supportive of me and my family through this difficult process - particularly in such unprecedented times. Mum’s funeral was a lovely and moving event despite the coronavirus situation.

  • 5 Jean Hopperton 18th Apr 2020

    Excellent service as per usual, and would recommend John always, and even in these trying times I couldn’t fault the professionalism.. many thanks  Susan blake ..

  • 5 Ronald Victor Sedge 16th Apr 2020

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  • 5 Jean Robinson 6th Apr 2020

    This will be the fourth time I’ve utilised John Weir and dealt with Deanna on at least 3 of these occasions and can honestly say she was nothing more than extremely professional and met our needs in a very sympathetic manner. Nothing was too much trouble to discuss or arrange on our behalf, which must have been difficult for John Weir as much as us, as we go through these uncertain times. DeborahR 

  • 5 Carole Brittain 3rd Apr 2020

    John Weir in Rainham Kent, gave me and John's family, a service that was so caring, understanding, and above excellence, even with the very scary virus situation we found ourselves in. We were never short of constant help, advice and instant updates as government guidelines started changing. Kindness was 100%. I must also say, the gentlemen who escorted my husband, on his last journey, were so gentle and kind, they were so respectful, with such a calming air about them. We couldn't have had better care, and under such a distressing time with losing my husband, and struggling through the added stresses brought about by the virus. A heartfelt thank you, John Weir, you couldn't have done more.

  • 5 Kathleen Hazel Allan 24th Mar 2020

    Excellent, efficient, caring service from Deana at John Weir.

  • 5 Carolyn Wallace 17th Mar 2020

    I couldn't fault John Weir in the way they handled my mum's funeral arrangements. Sharon and the team were friendly and respectful and handled everything in a totally professional way. So grateful for all their support and hard work.

  • 5 Samantha Kemsley 17th Mar 2020

    Anna, who arranged my husbands funeral, and the guys on the day, were absolutely brilliant.  I have used the Gillingham branch of John Weir before; back in 2011 for my mums funeral and they were excellent then. There was no question that we’d use them again for my husband; this time the Rainham branch. They were empathetic, amenable and generally just lovely. Their professionalism is second to none. Thank you again.

  • 5 Zac Lowdell 16th Mar 2020

    Thank you for being so kind and professional.

  • 5 Linda Anne Elsey 11th Mar 2020

    John Weir organised dad's funeral professionally and efficiently. We received excellent support in a sympathetic and understanding manner at such a sad and distressing time. We appreciated their kindness and excellent communication, nothing was too much trouble. We would thoroughly recommend John Weir. Thank you again.

  • 5 Clair Vince 8th Mar 2020

    Kind but professional  The staff in their office explained everything and didn’t push me to spend more than I wanted The guys on the day were smart and friendly, sympathetic without being obsequious  Took great care of my elderly dad

  • 5 Philip Williams 2nd Mar 2020

    John Weir FD provided an excellent service all round and the price was very reasonable.

  • 5 Sharon Murray 28th Feb 2020

    Extremely caring, dignified and thoughtful at this difficult time. Everything was well explained and arranged for us. Thank you 

  • 5 Gill Poore 24th Feb 2020

    I cannot praise John Weir and his team (especially Deana) for taking care of everything, after the sad loss of my husband (digger) from start to finish they organised everything, nothing seemed any trouble and kept me informed all the way along. John, himself even phoned the day after, even though he was on his holidays, to ask how it all went and said all the right words. They made a very sad occasion, very bearable with as little stress as possible. Thank you so much x

  • 5 Marion Frost 22nd Feb 2020

    I cannot thank the John Weir staff enough for all their help and if you are lucky enough to get Anna to help you with what is the most stressful time in ones life then you will know that she will help you with everything, nothing I do mean nothing, is too much trouble.  In today’s life, we all deal with businesses that lack kindness and support this will not happen if you use the John Weir team.

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

Ashby Robinson 5th May 2020

From the initial conversation, with Ben, the information and help given by Amanda, and the overall process of dealing with everything, at a very, sad time, was handled with the utmost professionalism and respect, for my family and I. Thank you, very much.

Richard Allen 4th May 2020

True professionals, empathetic and sincere. Every detail planned and delivered in a caring yet efficient manner from initial contact through to the final journey, allowing us to concentrate on saying goodbye. A fitting end to a wonderful life. Thank you.

Brian Lee 2nd May 2020

A helpful ,professional and caring service provided throughout by all of the staff involved. This was appreciated by our family in these times of restrictions and lockdown.

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