Viner & Sons

48 reviews

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

Karen Flood 11th Aug 2020

The family would like to thank all the staff at Viners and Sons for all there help and understanding during a difficult time. Everyone was so caring and respectful and helped with all our concerns regarding the funeral process due to the restrictions. They took great care of everyone during the graveside service. Thank you

Sylvia Ratcliffe 7th Aug 2020

Excellent - It was all that I asked for. I was especially pleased that Keith Viner was there. Please thank him as his presence gave courage. Sylvia

Andrew Gosling 3rd Aug 2020

Everything was handled professionally and compassionately. First class in every way. 

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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

Richard Pearson

Aug 1946 - Aug 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Karen Flood 11th Aug 2020

    The family would like to thank all the staff at Viners and Sons for all there help and understanding during a difficult time. Everyone was so caring and respectful and helped with all our concerns regarding the funeral process due to the restrictions. They took great care of everyone during the graveside service. Thank you

  • 5 Sylvia Ratcliffe 7th Aug 2020

    Excellent - It was all that I asked for. I was especially pleased that Keith Viner was there. Please thank him as his presence gave courage. Sylvia

  • 5 Andrew Gosling 3rd Aug 2020

    Everything was handled professionally and compassionately. First class in every way. 

  • 5 Duncan Lord 27th Jul 2020

    very sensitive, extremely helpful and professional excellent - made a difficult time less stressful

  • 5 Peter Payne 23rd Jul 2020

    Thank you so much. Everything was done so caringly and well with every thoughfulness and dignity.

  • 5 Patricia Mandeville 23rd Jul 2020

    I felt in competent hands. Smoothly ran, efficient and friendly service.   Respectful and understanding.  Many thanks Viners, to all your staff. 

  • 5 Mrs Susan Smith 19th Jul 2020

    From the first moment that we met Chris Sargeant at Viner & Sons Ltd for our appointment nothing was too much trouble. Although my father had pre arranged his funeral, because of the current climate everything was explained to us including the changes that would have to be made. The music which we chose was no problem and the choral hymns were arranged with our circumstances taken into consideration. The funeral went very smoothly and the service provided by Chris and his colleagues helped the family at a very difficult and sad time.

  • 5 Graham Wootton 18th Jul 2020

    The family were most grateful for the attention which Viners gave us both beforehand and on the day. Many folk not able to attend who joined on-line have commented how well the service was conducted.

  • 5 Vivienne Cowley 13th Jul 2020

    Viber & sons were very professional as well as very sympathetic to our needs. I would definitely recommend them

  • 5 Jane Baker 10th Jul 2020

    We have recently used the services of Viners and found them all to be professional, helpful, understanding and helped us give our mum a beautiful goodbye. 

  • 5 Deveda Tann 30th Jun 2020

    We were extremely pleased with the service we received at Viners & Sons.  The care and attention was exemplary.  We would like to thank Nathan for his help throughout. 

  • 5 Claire Mitcheson 30th Jun 2020

    Viners and Sons did the funeral for my late father in November then last week my mum Helen Mitcheson. I can honestly say that they were compassionate and professional in every way...thank you to them all.

  • 5 Nicola Gallagher 26th Jun 2020

    Viners come nightly recommended. They made a very sad situation easier to deal with with their compassionate but yet professional attitude. 

  • 5 Craig Jones 23rd Jun 2020

    The funeral by Viners was easy to organise and was carried out perfectly by them

  • 5 Elaine Greenwood 19th Jun 2020

    Thankyou to all at Viner and Son for helping us plan and for delivering a truly fitting service in such difficult times. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt secure in the knowledge that all would be dealt with professionally and sympathetically. Huge thanks to Keith, Clare and all at Viners.

  • 5 Rebecca Sheepwash 16th Jun 2020

    Cannot fault the service we received for my late Mum, she was treated with dignity and they were so kind, sympathetic and helpful from taking my Mum to the chapel of rest, through to organising the service and the actual day. Ww were. proud to give my Mum the best send off we could and it was made all the more easier having the comfort and support that Viner and Sons gave us. Thank you 

  • 5 Jan Vasek 11th Jun 2020

    A courteous, professional service from Viner and Sons. At this difficult time when we are socially distancing, my questions and concerns were answered promptly and I am pleased to leave a positive review.

  • 5 Patricia Jackson 10th Jun 2020

    Excellent service.

  • 5 Sharon and Tom 8th Jun 2020

    Viner and sons have laid many family members to rest over the years and it was at the request of my Dad that they were to be appointed for his recent funeral. Professional and supportive throughout, we would not hesitate to use again when the time comes.

  • 5 Trixie Anderson 6th Jun 2020

    Very considerate and helpful, especially during these times of lockdown. Thank you. 

  • 5 Berta Abrahams 31st May 2020

    We felt blessed to have you as our funeral director. Thank you for all you did to make sure that everything went smoothly. We highly recommend you to other families if / when they need a funeral director. Thanks again, Berta and Michael 

  • 5 Norman Brooker 31st May 2020

    Found the staff to be professional and respectful at all times would recommend to others. Thanks for everything.

  • 5 Alfred Arnold 30th May 2020

    Given the difficult circumstances at present Nathan of Viners was kind and considerate throughout the procedure. Nothing was too much trouble for him and his team. He was able to engage a suitable and kindly celebrant Deborah who ensured that the small group of mourners were well looked after and safe.

  • 5 Deirdre Avery 22nd May 2020

    As always they were excellent. Especially as it was during the lockdown. Peter could not have had a better send off. Keith Viner sang an unaccompanied Hymn at the grave side and that was beautiful regards Deirdre Avery

  • 5 William Rustrick 21st May 2020

    Excellent professional team. They provided a well managed service with dignity and respect. A very big thank you to Chris and his team.

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

Karen Flood 11th Aug 2020

The family would like to thank all the staff at Viners and Sons for all there help and understanding during a difficult time. Everyone was so caring and respectful and helped with all our concerns regarding the funeral process due to the restrictions. They took great care of everyone during the graveside service. Thank you

Sylvia Ratcliffe 7th Aug 2020

Excellent - It was all that I asked for. I was especially pleased that Keith Viner was there. Please thank him as his presence gave courage. Sylvia

Andrew Gosling 3rd Aug 2020

Everything was handled professionally and compassionately. First class in every way. 

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