John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham

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John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham, Kent, funeral director in Kent

A family-owned funeral directors, John Weir provides premium quality funeral services for the Rainham community.

Latest Verified Reviews

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

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.

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   

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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

John   Charles Boyden Jennings

John Charles Boyden Jennings

May 1951 - Jul 2021

Alison Ann   Hodder

Alison Ann Hodder

Dec 1955 - Jul 2021

Angela   Veronica Croucher

Angela Veronica Croucher

Apr 1938 - Jul 2021

Ian   Thomas Macken

Ian Thomas Macken

Aug 1985 - Jul 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5 Janice Kathleen Newman 3rd Feb 2019

    Every thing was perfect from the moment we booked the funeral to the final prayer as the sun set. All of the staff were so kind and helpful for such a sad occasion I couldn't have asked for more.

  • 5 Martin Cogger 28th Jan 2019

    Deana and all the team.                 We wanted to express our sincere gratitude for everything you have done regarding our mum's funeral arrangements.The care and attention given to us was much appreciated and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to others Thanks to you all.                   Ann,Martin and family.

  • 5 Sandra Neeham 25th Jan 2019

    you were all so kind and understanding from when I first called you to the very end when my sister was created. nothing was ever to much and it was noted by several people that everyone had pink ties on in the cortege. Thank you so much for everything x

  • 5 Christian James Doherty 25th Jan 2019

    From the first contact right through to our Father's funeral and afterwards, nothing but a completely faultless and sensitive service where nothing was too much trouble. A particular mention to Melanie for her sensitivity and attention to detail which made what was such a sad time, so much easier to bear. Thank-you.

  • 5 Robert Weobley 22nd Jan 2019

    From the First contact with the company I new I had made the right decision, they could not be more understanding and helpful through the whole process, organizing everything according to my wishes to make my fathers send off just what we wanted..

  • 5 David Beckley 21st Jan 2019

    Thank you for a very professional service, could not be faulted. A special thank you to Deena and the courtage crew. 

  • 5 Paul Carey 20th Jan 2019

    Very helpful and professional service provided

  • 5 Martin Keen 17th Jan 2019

    The service provided by John Weir was excellent in every way from organising the funeral to the actual day. The gentlemen who conveyed my mother to the crematorium were smart, caring and professional with special praise going to Ben who guided us throughout. The attention to detail and calm manner of all involved made the day easier for everyone - thank you

  • 5 Heather Webb 15th Jan 2019

    Great help such lovely people . Felt confident from start to finish in everyone, and was proven right . Thankyou to all x

  • 5 Clive Curtis 14th Jan 2019

    Couldn’t have done more to make a sad day as enjoyable as possible, our thanks go especially to Sharon without who’s help we would have probably had to cancel until another day.

  • 5 Leonard Hopson 8th Jan 2019

    There was nothing left to chance with dads funeral on Friday,everything went as planned with the help and advise from Melanie and your team. John Weir has been the family undertaker for many years and will continue to be in the future. Thank you all very much. Len Hopson 

  • 5 Jill Arnold 21st Dec 2018

    Very caring and respectful. 

  • 5 Maria Shersby 2nd Dec 2018

    John Weirs were excellent in dealing with my late brother's funeral arrangements. Sharo provided fantastic support and kept in me informed all the time. She was very compassionate, courteous and went out of her way to help me. Her personal service in looking after everything was greatly appreciated. On the day of the funeral everything ran perfectly. Kevin was extremely courteous on the day. Definately recommend John Weirs.

  • 5 Bradley Smith 2nd Dec 2018

    John and his staff were fantastic, a big thank you from my family and I. Every part of the funeral was planned to perfection and perfectly exercised. I would recommend John Weir Funeral Directors.

  • 5 John Morley 21st Nov 2018

    From beginning to end John Weir's have been caring, considerate and highly professional. Although a sad time it was also a celebration of Dad's life and it went without a hiccup, that was thanks to John and his team who guided and assisted the family through a most difficult time. Thank you John and all your staff, be assured we would thoroughly recommend your services.   

  • 5 Robert Liddle 18th Nov 2018

    First class service and support from everyone involved.

  • 5 Douglas Brown 17th Nov 2018

    The whole team at John Weir, Rainham were very professional, dignified and understanding, they couldn't have been more helpful. Simply, they made an extremely difficult time much easier to get through. Thank you so much to the *** team.

  • 5 Doug & June Pennellier 8th Nov 2018

    This is the fourth time we have used John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham. They are very caring and supportive from the beginning to the end. They are a family business which I feel makes a difference. In a time of high costs I felt their charges were very reasonable. If in the future we are sadly in need of the services of a Funeral Director, we would certainly contact John Weir again.

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.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
130-132 High Street
Rainham
Kent
ME8 8AR

Latest Verified Reviews

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

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.

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   

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