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

Audrey O'Donnell 28th Aug 2019

Amazing service throughout the whole process. At a very stressful time they take all the stress away from you. Everyone involved offers a highly personal and professional service.

Alice Arundell 26th Aug 2019

John weir’s has been amazing from start to finish. From the very first emotional phone call to the call the day after the funeral to check everything was ok, they have been there for the whole family and nothing was to big or to small for them to do.  Every contact made was dealt with professionally and with compassion. Every question asked, no matter how silly it seemed was answered with honesty.  I never knew how many things were needed to b thought of once your loved one had passed away but John Weir’s were there to guide us every step of the way. They have made one of the hardest times in our lives that but easier to deal with and we will be forever thankful. 

Julie Price 24th Aug 2019

Every aspect of my mother's funeral was conducted with the utmost professionalism. Every request was looked into and achieved where possible. I would highly recommend John Weir Funeral Directors

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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

Frank Fevola

Mar 1946 - Dec 2020

John Oliver Austin

Jun 1935 - Dec 2020

Paul Beadle

Dec 1960 - Dec 2020

Paul Christopher Tucker

Jun 1963 - Nov 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Audrey O'Donnell 28th Aug 2019

    Amazing service throughout the whole process. At a very stressful time they take all the stress away from you. Everyone involved offers a highly personal and professional service.

  • 5 Alice Arundell 26th Aug 2019

    John weir’s has been amazing from start to finish. From the very first emotional phone call to the call the day after the funeral to check everything was ok, they have been there for the whole family and nothing was to big or to small for them to do.  Every contact made was dealt with professionally and with compassion. Every question asked, no matter how silly it seemed was answered with honesty.  I never knew how many things were needed to b thought of once your loved one had passed away but John Weir’s were there to guide us every step of the way. They have made one of the hardest times in our lives that but easier to deal with and we will be forever thankful. 

  • 5 Julie Price 24th Aug 2019

    Every aspect of my mother's funeral was conducted with the utmost professionalism. Every request was looked into and achieved where possible. I would highly recommend John Weir Funeral Directors

  • 5 Susan Counsell 18th Aug 2019

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  • 5 Allan Stuart 11th Aug 2019

    Helpful, Understanding, Sympathetic. Words cannot describe the level of service. The day of the funeral for the family and friends went smoothly and efficiently with the funeral staff operating discretely and always with the feelings of the day fully considered.

  • 5 Richard Poll 10th Aug 2019

    From first meeting right through to after care John Weir exceeded all expectations. Highly recommended. The staff were considerate and professional. Thanks for giving my mum the service she wanted.

  • 5 Russell Peter Mannering 4th Aug 2019

    Sharon and the staff at John Weir always worked with compassion and professionalism throughout. They were helpful, diligent and provided an excellent service during a sad time. 

  • 5 Anthony Baker 2nd Aug 2019

    The funeral was handled in an exemplary manner in all aspects. I cannot recommend the John Weir service highly enough. A huge "thank you and very well done" to everyone involved!

  • 5 Ray Garlick 18th Jun 2019

    John Weir funeral directors have an enviable reputation and it is easy to see why. From the moment of first contact you are greeted sensitively and warmly just at the time you are at your most fragile. Their highly professional staff will guide you and offer suggestions to help ensure you get exactly the service you imagined - and probably even better. John Weir has set a standard that others can only strive to achieve.

  • 5 Linda Bussey 13th Jun 2019

    I cannot thank Mr Weir and his team enough. Their support and guidance was invaluable when dad's death was referred to the Coroner and through to his funeral. They helped us to arrange a funeral bespoke for dad and matched our requests perfectly and with attention to detail allowing us to give dad the send-off we wanted. Thank you all for your professionalism, support and attention to detail.

  • 5 Timothy James Newman 1st Jun 2019

    I thought the service provided was top draw and would absolutely recommend them if asked

  • 5 Les Meadows 12th May 2019

    Right from the start the funeral directors provided a compassionate and professional service for Colin Biggs a big thank you from the family

  • 5 Colin Woodall 27th Apr 2019

    Excellent service for our dear mum just as they did for our dad

  • 5 patricia mays 20th Apr 2019

    We could not have asked for a better service.Everything was done exactly as we wanted.Although we did have an unusual funeral in regard to the norm,it was all done to the way we wanted it.Many Thanks

  • 5 marion stevens 16th Apr 2019

    Absolutely fantastic .doing all the arranging of the funeral .nothing was any trouble .have used John weir no most family members .never let down .kind caring staff .

  • 5 Barry Kitchin 14th Apr 2019

    Could not have asked for more to be honest . Kind and sensitive staff and thoroughly professional service .

  • 5 Joanne Dyer 7th Apr 2019

    I would like to thank all the staff at John Weir who were involved with my friends funeral. Special thanks to Sharon and Kevin, you made a very traumatic time, a lot easier to bear. The whole procedure was handled with the upmost care, consideration and thoughtfulness. A truly professional company, with truly lovely staff. Many thanks again. Mrs Jo Dyer

  • 5 Alan Richard Burton 31st Mar 2019

    Fantastic customer service. We were looked after by Deana and she couldn’t have be more helpful at such a sad time. She helped us with such good advice from the minute we met her. And the actual day went very smoothly.  Not a nice subject to be reviewing but John Weir’s were brilliant.  Thank you Rainham branch. Best Regards Alan & Linda

  • 5 Lee Jordan Cahill 26th Mar 2019

    Very helpful and professional, Deana took us through everything step by step making sure we got the send off we wanted. Lee Cahill

  • 5 Hubert Hanley 22nd Mar 2019

    The service was excellent and Melanie in the Rainham office was very professional and I would recommend John Weir to my friends.

  • 5 Elena Wilkins 26th Feb 2019

    We chose John Weir as they also did my Dads funeral 3 years ago. Deana dealt with us both times which was lovely. She went above and beyond to help and support us. She remembered us all and had the privilege to have met my mum. The care and respect they showed throughout was outstanding to not only the family but more importantly my mum.  They accommodated our wishes for the funeral even though it wasn’t straight forward. Ben was so lovely on the day, introducing us to the beautiful well cared for horses and as ever being so very respectful and kind.  John weir supported us from beginning to end of such a traumatic time and I will be forever greatful to them.  I felt comfort knowing that our mum was left with people who made themselves more than service providers, they were like good friends. I cannot fault them one bit and could not have found the strength to lay my mum to rest without them. For your professionalism; kindness; and respect I cannot rate them enough. Forever greatful Elena Wilkins and family of Elizabeth Anne Lunnon   

  • 5 James Dymott 24th Feb 2019

    From beginning to end, everyone at John Weir were professional, friendly and very caring in every aspect. 

  • 5 Paul Sturdgess 17th Feb 2019

    For a time in our lives which was naturally emotional, Sharon and the team at John Weir provided a professional and dignified service and treated my Mum like their own. THANK YOU X

  • 5 Tracey Tristem 15th Feb 2019

    This was the first time that I had arranged a funeral and from my very first contact with John Weir, Deana guided me through this process with kindness. support and empathy. On the day, Kevin and his team were also kind, efficient and respectful. Everything was perfect. everybody said so.

  • 5 Veronica Gamm 8th Feb 2019

    Friendly and professional service.  When coming to the house very smart and understanding staff.  Thank you all very 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.

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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

Audrey O'Donnell 28th Aug 2019

Amazing service throughout the whole process. At a very stressful time they take all the stress away from you. Everyone involved offers a highly personal and professional service.

Alice Arundell 26th Aug 2019

John weir’s has been amazing from start to finish. From the very first emotional phone call to the call the day after the funeral to check everything was ok, they have been there for the whole family and nothing was to big or to small for them to do.  Every contact made was dealt with professionally and with compassion. Every question asked, no matter how silly it seemed was answered with honesty.  I never knew how many things were needed to b thought of once your loved one had passed away but John Weir’s were there to guide us every step of the way. They have made one of the hardest times in our lives that but easier to deal with and we will be forever thankful. 

Julie Price 24th Aug 2019

Every aspect of my mother's funeral was conducted with the utmost professionalism. Every request was looked into and achieved where possible. I would highly recommend John Weir Funeral Directors

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