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

Trevor Baldock 2nd Oct 2018

Everyone was very helpful  and considerate nothing was too much trouble

Sharron Mullarkey 1st Oct 2018

There are not words enough to say how wonderful caring attentive and efficient John Weir has been regarding the funeral of my father and aunt. The staff are just amazing, for a grieving family who wants the best for their beloved departed I personally believe that you cannot do better than John Weir. Mr and Mrs Weir should be so very proud of their team, they are the face of their company and they do an incredible job. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Dawn Copping 23rd Sep 2018

Melanie and the other staff at John Weir helped me to put together a beautiful send off for my mum.

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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

Maurice Alan Dengate

Sep 1938 - Nov 2020

John Hickman

May 1950 - Nov 2020

Enid Mary Dinnes

Apr 1940 - Nov 2020

Valerie Christine Sullivan

Feb 1937 - Nov 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Trevor Baldock 2nd Oct 2018

    Everyone was very helpful  and considerate nothing was too much trouble

  • 5 Sharron Mullarkey 1st Oct 2018

    There are not words enough to say how wonderful caring attentive and efficient John Weir has been regarding the funeral of my father and aunt. The staff are just amazing, for a grieving family who wants the best for their beloved departed I personally believe that you cannot do better than John Weir. Mr and Mrs Weir should be so very proud of their team, they are the face of their company and they do an incredible job. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

  • 5 Dawn Copping 23rd Sep 2018

    Melanie and the other staff at John Weir helped me to put together a beautiful send off for my mum.

  • 5 Mary-Anne Fill 20th Sep 2018

    Peter Toung and John weir supported me in every way and helped me to give a wonderful send off for my Dad, will forever treasure Xx 

  • 5 Marcus James Meston 3rd Sep 2018

    Sharon at John Weir was compassionate, organised and so supportive. The whole process went smoothly thanks to her amazing help. The team on the day were respectful and very efficient.  I asked friends for recommendations for funeral directors and all said John Weir, I now know why. Thank you.

  • 5 Colin Woodall 17th Aug 2018

    We were respectfully treated from our first approach all the way through to the funeral. Nothing that we asked for was too much trouble and it made organisi g the funeral effortless.

  • 5 Tracey Rudkin 6th Aug 2018

    Really pleased with how things were dealt with and the compassion shown by staff! Also very friendly and made the difficult time we were going through that little bit easier. Always in contact with you and making sure everyone was okay! So thank you really appreciate all their help. 

  • 5 Kayleigh Firth 3rd Aug 2018

    I can't fault John Weir's, especially Deana who was looking after us, she was absolutely fantastic. From the day we walked in to organise the funeral until the day after the funeral we were looked after, kept in the loop and communication was very good.

  • 5 J Smith 3rd Aug 2018

    Everyone very efficient and professional. It's not only a sad time but a stressful time and Deana was patient and helpful on occasions when things were looking difficult. Thank you. 

  • 5 Sharon Saunders 2nd Aug 2018

    Excellent service from John Weir Funeral Directors at Rainham. Particular thanks to Melanie for all her help at a difficult time.

  • 5 Julie Clayton 23rd Jul 2018

    Excellent personal service and compassion from start to finish.

  • 5 Cliff Wallington 21st Jul 2018

    We have had the sad experience of two funerals in the last six months. from our first meeting with Deana every thing was so professional excellent service. every thing was carried out with precision. ps give Deana a rise

  • 5 Andrew Freeman 11th Jul 2018

    We would like to offer our sincere thanks for the excellent service and support to our late father and the family. Thank you so much.

  • 5 Tina Chinn 23rd Jun 2018

    A difficult situation with delays and problems with the death certificate but John Weirs were excellent in helping us through and making sure the funeral went to plan. Wonderful staff and service.

  • 5 Geoffrey Stone 18th Jun 2018

    Very professional and family orientated business.

  • 5 Marc Carr 18th Jun 2018

    Thank you again Deana for your compassion, professionalism and making sure everything was just right. Shane and his team did another fantastic job in very trying weather conditions. Would always recommend.

  • 5 Melissa Cunningham 19th May 2018

    John Weir were professional and empathetic during a very difficult time. There service was excellent and funeral service was perfect. Thank you.

  • 5 Stuart & Christine Somers 16th May 2018

    I / We were so impressed by the total professionalism of J Weir funeral directors. They helped us through a very sad and difficult time. Thank you so much - Christine, Stuart and Robert

  • 5 Brynley Howells 15th May 2018

    An excellent, efficient service. Thanks Deanna and the team on the day for kind, caring and empathetic service.

  • 5 Carolyn Hearn 6th May 2018

    Amazing staff. So friendly, helpful and understanding  making a very sad process easy. Nothing was ever too much trouble.  Thank you all so much 

  • 5 Heather Ford 2nd May 2018

    The service we received and attention to detail was faultless from the point of first contact to the funeral.  From other funerals I have recently attended where the larger chains of companies have taken over some of the independent funeral directors there was no comparison.  Our experience was far superior. Many thanks.

  • 5 Nigel Allan Browne 17th Apr 2018

    This is the second time I have had occasion to use the services provided by J Weir Funeral Directors of Rainham Kent and have found their staff to be very professional, kind, courteous and always willing to go the extra mile to make a success of an otherwise difficult time. Arrangements on the day went off without a hitch thanks to the Directors flexibility and the service as a whole was a great success. Many Thanks to the team at J Weir N Browne.

  • 5 Michael John Gunnill 4th Apr 2018

    We have used John Weir before and were pleased. This time proved even better, they seemed to have moved with the times and their customer service seems to have improved again. Nothing was so much trouble, when we were following exact requests. The day passed well, thanks to the skill of John Weir. Especial thanks to Sharon and the team at the crematorium.  At times like these, you don't need the extra worry about the funeral directors. With John Weir this was never a concern and we were very pleased. Thank you to all.

  • 5 Mrs. Jenny Luck 3rd Apr 2018

    We were very happy with the service received from John Weir, they were courteous, professional, friendly and prompt with any of our enquiries.  The funeral for my mum ran very smoothly , we couldn't have wished for more. 

  • 5 Samantha Hatcher Swann 3rd Apr 2018

    I found the service they provided very professional and caring form start to finish. Thank you for making such a sad time more bearable.

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

Trevor Baldock 2nd Oct 2018

Everyone was very helpful  and considerate nothing was too much trouble

Sharron Mullarkey 1st Oct 2018

There are not words enough to say how wonderful caring attentive and efficient John Weir has been regarding the funeral of my father and aunt. The staff are just amazing, for a grieving family who wants the best for their beloved departed I personally believe that you cannot do better than John Weir. Mr and Mrs Weir should be so very proud of their team, they are the face of their company and they do an incredible job. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Dawn Copping 23rd Sep 2018

Melanie and the other staff at John Weir helped me to put together a beautiful send off for my mum.

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