Viner & Sons

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Viner & Sons, Kent, funeral director in Kent Viner & Sons, Kent, funeral director in Kent
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Viner & Sons are one of the oldest independent funeral directors in the country who pride themselves on providing a personalised service to bereaved families

Latest Verified Reviews

Alan and Amanda Dunmill 23rd Nov 2020

I would like to thank Clair especially for her efforts in the arrangement of Dennis Dunmill’s funeral service. She made a difficult time very easy to deal with for myself and my sister.  . Also to Dan on the day and also Phil Painter for an excellent service. Many thanks. Alan Dunmill. 

Jill Sharp 19th Nov 2020

I have used Viner and Sons 4 times and they always provide an excellent professional service. I would recommend them to anyone.

Carole Mumford 16th Nov 2020

Nathan at Viner & Sons has been very helpful, kind and considerate, and took away my worry in arranging my mother’s funeral including arranging contact with a lovely Celebrant to take the service. Due to COVID restrictions with making it difficult for some family and friends to attend the funeral he arranged the streaming of the service through a secure web link for family and friends to be there virtually for their goodbyes. All aspects of the arrangements were clearly explained and we were able to contact him and his team anytime with any with any worries or concerns we may have had.

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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
54 High Street
West Malling
Kent
ME19 6LU

About Us

Established in 1777, Viner & Sons are one of the oldest independent funeral directors in the country, and pride themselves on the personal service that they provide to families after the death of a loved one.

Viner & Sons are still situated in their original premises, which dates back to 1430 in West Malling, Kent.

Viner & Sons team of experienced and professional staff will advise you through every part of the funeral arrangement process. They can help you choose from a range of traditional or alternative coffins, various transport options, and memorial ideas.

Whatever your religious requirements or personal wishes, Viner & Sons can help you plan the perfect funeral for your loved one. If you have any questions, feel free to contact their offices in West Malling to find out more.

Latest Obituaries

James Patrick Stevens

Jun 1944 - Nov 2020

Colin Edwin Ellis

Sep 1946 - Nov 2020

Joyce Runggaldier

Sep 1937 - Nov 2020

Sheila Ann May

Mar 1934 - Nov 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Alan and Amanda Dunmill 23rd Nov 2020

    I would like to thank Clair especially for her efforts in the arrangement of Dennis Dunmill’s funeral service. She made a difficult time very easy to deal with for myself and my sister.  . Also to Dan on the day and also Phil Painter for an excellent service. Many thanks. Alan Dunmill. 

  • 5 Jill Sharp 19th Nov 2020

    I have used Viner and Sons 4 times and they always provide an excellent professional service. I would recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Carole Mumford 16th Nov 2020

    Nathan at Viner & Sons has been very helpful, kind and considerate, and took away my worry in arranging my mother’s funeral including arranging contact with a lovely Celebrant to take the service. Due to COVID restrictions with making it difficult for some family and friends to attend the funeral he arranged the streaming of the service through a secure web link for family and friends to be there virtually for their goodbyes. All aspects of the arrangements were clearly explained and we were able to contact him and his team anytime with any with any worries or concerns we may have had.

  • 5 Helen Johnson 7th Nov 2020

    Dan at Viners was very easy to talk to in person and on the telephone.  He helped us to make good choices for my Mum's funeral.  He produced a really lovely printed order of service incorporating 8 of our photos, and was very patient with our deliberations on layout. On the day everything went very smoothly and we had no worries. I would recommend his service.

  • 5 Philip Packman 6th Nov 2020

    I Recently had my wife’s funeral , viners and sons were kind sympathetic and understanding , they accommodated all requests we asked for and I can’t thank them enough for the respect shown to us so I would highly recommend  Philip packman 

  • 5 Brian Reynolds 3rd Nov 2020

    Well organised stress free service.

  • 5 Brian Reynolds 2nd Nov 2020

    Well organised and stress free funeral. Paid careful attention to all our requests, great service

  • 5 Elizabeth Page 1st Nov 2020

    The whole process was very easy to go through. It was not stuffy or too formal and we felt listened to and taken care of. Thanks to Nathan and his colleagues for making us feel comfortable and making the day of the funeral such a wonderful celebration that so professional which put us totally at ease. Collecting the ashes was also carried out in a relaxed but respectful way, mind you we were not expecting them to weigh so much! We always said Robin/Dad was like a sack of potatoes! Our experience at Viner & Sons has really helped us deal with everything at this sad and surreal time and we are truly grateful. Best Wishes, Maureen and Michelle

  • 5 Donna Parl 25th Oct 2020

    I can not thank EVERYONE enough at Viner & Sons! Every member that I spoke to listened to our every request, had patients, was kind and most of all had respect for my lovely dad as though he was still with us. I spoke frequently on the phone, we popped in several times and nothing was a bother! Lorraine & Clare arranged my father's funeral and they were so lovely. Visiting the directors to make arrangements was an experience that we were dreading but it was calm, friendly, they didn't rush and was so attentive. The day of days service was just beautiful. My brother was late due to his car overheating so he was terribly upset. It was Dan that actually kept the calm. A wonderful man and again nothing was too much trouble. Dan explained to everyone how to carry dad and he was so graceful. Lorraine gave us a little book to read to the grandchildren to help them understand of dad's passing.. the whole experience made saying goodbye to our precious dad that much easier and we will all be FOREVER grateful to Viber & Sons. You truly have a wonderful team to be proud of ♥️♥️

  • 5 Linda Palmer 24th Oct 2020

    Amazing . Friendly compassionate staff, cannot thank them enough for making a very sad hard time easier to deal with and heart felt thanks for everything you did , would highly recommend

  • 5 Philippa Haftke 21st Oct 2020

    Viner and sons have been caring and considerate from the first meeting. They have always been on hand to answer queries and to resolve any concerns we had leading up to the day of the funeral. They have acted with respect and sensitivity throughout and nothing was too much trouble.   The actual day itself went like clockwork. It was of course a sad occasion but everything was exactly how we had planned it and we felt that we gave my Father a good send off and he would have been so proud. My Mother took great comfort (as did we all) from the funeral and the way it all went.  The respect and patience shown by all at  Viner & Sons was deeply appreciated by all the family. Many thanks to you all. 

  • 5 Mrs Susan Smith 19th Oct 2020

    From the first moment we spoke to Viners about my mother's funeral the staff could not have been more helpful and caring. A funeral plan was already in place so it was sorting a date and finalising details. On the day Nathan ensured everything went smoothly. Viners had stored my father's ashes and they advised me as soon as my mother's had been returned to them so that I could collect them both for burial in our local churchyard.

  • 5 Kate Holgate 15th Oct 2020

    Thanks to Nathan at Viner & Son who was so helpful and supportive in relation to the recent funeral for my Mum. He made it all very straightforward and as a result we didn't have any problems at all.

  • 5 Liz Thomas 13th Oct 2020

    Dan is extremely professional and managed the service for my beloved father perfectly from beginning to end.  He and his team show tremendous respect, discretion, dignity, and the compassion and communication skills vital at such a sad time.  I cannot recommend Viners highly enough.  Thank you ? 

  • 5 Brian Saunders 6th Oct 2020

    We have used Viners on several occasions for funerals and Nathan, Dan and ALL the team give their utmost respect and professional care from the first point of contact to the funeral day.. Nothing is too much trouble they give valuable advice on making what is a challenging time much easier to arrange. You dont feel it's just 'part of the job' but that they really care in making it the best send off for your loved ones as possible under such sad circumstances. Everyone that came to our recent family funeral remarked on the excellent service and utmost respect given. We as a family wouldn't hesitate to recommend Viners.

  • 5 Martin Ivory 2nd Oct 2020

    Viner & son looked after my husband and the whole family with great care and compassion. They were kind throughout the whole process and helped us organise everything and put our wishes in place.

  • 5 Bernice De Ritis 30th Sep 2020

    Very professional, caring, attentive to my wishes and needs from the start.  Special thanks to Sue for making my Dad’s eulogy  so lovely to listen to. Also Clare for creating the order of service. Dan and the team for  making sure the service ran smoothly.  Thank you to everyone at Viner and Sons

  • 5 Robert Mills 26th Sep 2020

    Nathan showed compassion and professionalism, throughout. This helped the family immensely tbrough our grief. The same also goes out to the rest of the team who, on Dad's funeral, were all first class.

  • 5 Karen Moody 21st Sep 2020

    Thank you to everyone at Viner & Sons for your professional services, sensitivity at a difficult time and for the respect you showed to all things relating to our mother’s funeral.  The service went totally to plan and we were pleased to be in your safe hands all along the way.

  • 5 Keitha Geddes 21st Sep 2020

    From start to finish all staff were helpful the arranging of the funeral was easy and presentation of the order of service was lovely. Louise was excellent and did the service credit everybody who attended said that it was just like listening to my mum's life story. Thank you very much to everybody who contributed to the day. Keitha

  • 5 Bernard Brunger 20th Sep 2020

    Thank you Nathan and all involved with Barbara (Barb) Brunger funeral

  • 5 Robert Young 20th Sep 2020

    A very caring and helpful service it could not have been done any more respectfully, the staff in the office were very caring, and the pole bearers were immaculate. A excellent service at a very sad and painful time. Thank you

  • 5 Julie Lightheart 17th Sep 2020

    The service was second to none. A very caring and personal service and I absolutely knew I was in safe hands. Viners went above and beyond for my family in very difficult  services. Thank you very much I would have no hesitation in recommending Viners who were indeed recommended to me.

  • 5 Paula Brunger 15th Sep 2020

    Compassion, respect, guidance and reassurance were provided every step of the way, we feel Nathan went above and beyond to help us through this very difficult time. We highly recommend Viner & Sons should you find you are in need of the services of a funeral director

  • 5 Janet Smith 13th Sep 2020

    The whole family would all like to say a big thank you  for the way Donald’s funeral was organised.  Everything was just as he would have wanted it, thank you.  Regards Janet . 

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
54 High Street
West Malling
Kent
ME19 6LU

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Latest Verified Reviews

Alan and Amanda Dunmill 23rd Nov 2020

I would like to thank Clair especially for her efforts in the arrangement of Dennis Dunmill’s funeral service. She made a difficult time very easy to deal with for myself and my sister.  . Also to Dan on the day and also Phil Painter for an excellent service. Many thanks. Alan Dunmill. 

Jill Sharp 19th Nov 2020

I have used Viner and Sons 4 times and they always provide an excellent professional service. I would recommend them to anyone.

Carole Mumford 16th Nov 2020

Nathan at Viner & Sons has been very helpful, kind and considerate, and took away my worry in arranging my mother’s funeral including arranging contact with a lovely Celebrant to take the service. Due to COVID restrictions with making it difficult for some family and friends to attend the funeral he arranged the streaming of the service through a secure web link for family and friends to be there virtually for their goodbyes. All aspects of the arrangements were clearly explained and we were able to contact him and his team anytime with any with any worries or concerns we may have had.

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