Bournes Funeral Service, Sittingbourne

183 reviews

Family owned and run funeral directors, serving the people of Sittingbourne and surrounding areas with bespoke funeral arrangements for over 20 years.

Latest Verified Reviews

Jill Petts 12th Feb 2024

From the moment we contacted Bournes we felt looked after. Nothing was too much trouble. Ben has a very reassuring manner and the actual funeral went like clockwork.

Mark Allen 11th Feb 2024

1st class service would highly recommend them.

Amos Payne 4th Feb 2024

Our family was given impeccable service from start to finish. Bournes staff are very compassionate and caring. As a family, we can't thank you enough. Everything was taken care of for us. Thank you so much. Amos and all the Family.xx

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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

4-6 East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 4RT

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

About Us

Bournes Funeral Service has been serving the Sittingbourne and Kent community for over twenty years. Their professional and dedicated team are available around the clock, ready to provide help to bereaved families in the local area.

Whatever faith or denomination you might be, Ben Gregory-Bourne and his compassionate team will be able to help you with your funeral arrangements, including non-denominational services and celebrations of life.

This Sittingbourne funeral home have their own fleet of modern and luxurious Jaguar XJ vehicles as well as bespoke options for transport including motorbike, VW camper, Land Rover Defender and more traditional horse and carriage hearses.

Bournes Funeral Service also have extensive experience in international repatriation.

They are able to help arrange keepsakes and memorial jewellery if that’s desired. Their welcoming funeral home in Sittingbourne has multiple, spacious chapels of rest so you can come and view your loved one in complete privacy, right up until the funeral service.

Call Bournes Funeral Service today so you can start making the perfect funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Gordon   William Cheel

Gordon William Cheel

Sep 1934 - Feb 2024

Jeanette   Gooding

Jeanette Gooding

Jun 1942 - Jan 2024

Frances Ann   Allen

Frances Ann Allen

Apr 1939 - Feb 2024

Helen   Harlow

Helen Harlow

May 1963 - Jan 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Jill Petts 12th Feb 2024

    From the moment we contacted Bournes we felt looked after. Nothing was too much trouble. Ben has a very reassuring manner and the actual funeral went like clockwork.

  • 5 Mark Allen 11th Feb 2024

    1st class service would highly recommend them.

  • 5 Amos Payne 4th Feb 2024

    Our family was given impeccable service from start to finish. Bournes staff are very compassionate and caring. As a family, we can't thank you enough. Everything was taken care of for us. Thank you so much. Amos and all the Family.xx

  • 5 James Johnson 24th Dec 2023

    From the beginning of a sad journey right through the very end,your company was excellent all the way ,thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    James Johnson

  • 5 Cath Nind 14th Dec 2023

    Without a shadow of a doubt, Bournes are the most professional, compassionate and flexible Funeral Directors. So pleased mum had sorted her funeral plan out with them as Catherine, Hayley, Ben and the rest of the team were amazing from start to finish! Highly recommended. Thank you. 

  • 5 Alex Foord 11th Dec 2023

    Ben and his team were all excellent, dignified and professional.

  • 5 Colin Pearson 4th Dec 2023

    We are so glad we went to Bournes as from start to finish we could not have asked for more to ensure the day went as well as it could. We would like to thank personally Hayley, Ben and the rest of the team for everything they did for us and nothing was too much trouble for them.

  • 5 Kathleen Collins 28th Nov 2023

    I cannot commend Bournes Funeral Service highly enough. At a time of utter misery, Bournes have been supportive, kindly and completely professional. Bournes helped me and my family through all the arrangements and at all times were so very caring and thoughtful. I am very grateful to this company.

  • 5 Siobhan Letford 17th Nov 2023

    The staff were so helpful,respectful and kind and and
    answered all my queries quickly and fully. I would definitely recommend their service

  • 5 Kirsty Murphy 31st Oct 2023

    Bournes were amazing from start to finish and I would highly recommend them to anyone. 

  • 5 David Turner 17th Oct 2023

    Bournes provided an excellent service, delivered with efficiency and compassion.

  • 5 Denis Lloyd 15th Oct 2023

    Bournes of Sittingbourne were recommended to us from a friend. We met Catherine and she was so lovely and compassionate and made arranging my wife's funeral stress free. On the day of the funeral Ben was excellent. He made sure we knew everything that was going to happen. He was so respectful and made sure anything we needed happened. I cannot recommend Bournes highly enough and I thank them so much for helping to make Sue's life celebration so special

  • 5 Percy Bootes 2nd Oct 2023

    I cannot praise Bournes enough for the professional and sympathetic way they arranged my wife's funeral. Nothing was too much trouble, even down to their staff offering to wear coloured ties, because we had asked that people attending wear bright colours. Although it was a sad occasion, our family will always remember it as a special day.

  • 5 Christine Fosbraey 2nd Oct 2023

    Jacky and I would like to express our thanks as a family for the professional, kind and considerate way you have dealt with the upsetting time for us of losing our beloved mum. From beginning to end a first class service was given by all staff, helping and guiding us through a very upsetting and sad time. Thank you to everyone, special thanks to Ben, who was so helpful leading up to the funeral and during the actual day, his guidance was invaluable, he is a real credit to your company.

    We would highly recommend you all and your service to everyone.

  • 5 Maureen Gilbert 30th Sep 2023

    Excellent service, from start to finish. They were very helpful from the initial phone call to the very end and ensured that every part of the process was as smooth and easy as it could possibly be. A big thank you to Ben who handled such a painful event with compassion and kindness.

  • 5 Maxine Vural 26th Sep 2023

    We have also used Bournes when our mother passed 5 years ago. They are very caring and helpful throughout the whole procedure. Would definitely recommend them.

  • 5 Tony Pereira 23rd Sep 2023

    Empathy and proffesiolism is the hall mark of this well organised team. From the first day to the last farewell, faultless.
    Thank You, Catherine, Hayley, Ben and team.
    T.P.

  • 5 Sarah Friend 19th Sep 2023

    The whole team at Bournes are so kind, caring and professional. From the initial contact, and the whole way through a very difficult process, I knew I could contact them any time and felt reassured that we were their priority. The standard of service given is excellent. I would highly recommend Bournes

  • 5 Susan Ellis 12th Sep 2023

    Very professional. Kind, friendly and couldn’t do enough for me. Nothing was to much for them. 

  • 5 Maria Bullen 22nd Aug 2023

    Lovely service and very respectful 

  • 5 Clive Tree 21st Aug 2023

    Very very professional
    Could not have been any more helpful than if it was there own family more than five star ⭐

  • 5 Gary Byrne 3rd Aug 2023

    my brother and I are so pleased by the way our mums funeral was handled by bournes. respectful and solemn Thank you so much.

  • 5 Pat Child 1st Aug 2023

    Thank you so much for the farewell you gave to my husband Paul it was so moving , not a easy time at all for us but it was made easier by you all, thank you so much 

  • 5 Darren New 28th Jul 2023

    Totally recommended , made a very difficult event in my life easier. Thankyou

  • 5 Tracy Limby 21st Jul 2023

    Highly recommend, they eased my heartache nothing was to much trouble, lost both my parents 6 months apart and Bournes helped me get through it both times and gave the respect both my parent deserved thank you 

Address
4-6 East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 4RT

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Jill Petts 12th Feb 2024

From the moment we contacted Bournes we felt looked after. Nothing was too much trouble. Ben has a very reassuring manner and the actual funeral went like clockwork.

Mark Allen 11th Feb 2024

1st class service would highly recommend them.

Amos Payne 4th Feb 2024

Our family was given impeccable service from start to finish. Bournes staff are very compassionate and caring. As a family, we can't thank you enough. Everything was taken care of for us. Thank you so much. Amos and all the Family.xx

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