Viner & Sons

167 reviews

Viner & Sons, Kent, funeral director in Kent Viner & Sons, Kent, funeral director in Kent

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

Linda Dickson 14th Sep 2021

Viner & Sons deliver a professional service combined with sensitivity and compassion at what is inevitably a very difficult time. All the staff are lovely, especially Clare who recently helped to arrange my husband's funeral, and Nathan who was in charge on the day. We cannot recommend Viner & Sons highly enough.

Paul Openibo 14th Sep 2021

The Team were excellent, very thoughtful, considerate, passionate, caring, and very professional, at a really difficult time.  A really big thank you.

Louise Simone 13th Sep 2021

We could not have chosen a more personal, professional and attentive company to deal with my father's funeral. From beginning to end they were kind and Considerate even answering emails long after their work day was finished. I can't recommend them all highly enough.

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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
54-58 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

Mary Knight   Pattisson

Mary Knight Pattisson

Apr 1929 - Sep 2021

Joan   Gofton

Joan Gofton

Aug 1926 - Aug 2021

Sheila Mary   Ward

Sheila Mary Ward

Jun 1929 - Aug 2021

Heather   Batchelor

Heather Batchelor

Nov 1938 - Aug 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Linda Dickson 14th Sep 2021

    Viner & Sons deliver a professional service combined with sensitivity and compassion at what is inevitably a very difficult time. All the staff are lovely, especially Clare who recently helped to arrange my husband's funeral, and Nathan who was in charge on the day. We cannot recommend Viner & Sons highly enough.

  • 5 Paul Openibo 14th Sep 2021

    The Team were excellent, very thoughtful, considerate, passionate, caring, and very professional, at a really difficult time.  A really big thank you.

  • 4 Louise Simone 13th Sep 2021

    We could not have chosen a more personal, professional and attentive company to deal with my father's funeral. From beginning to end they were kind and Considerate even answering emails long after their work day was finished. I can't recommend them all highly enough.

  • 5 Kerry Hanson 13th Sep 2021

    They were great, nothing was too much trouble for them, answered any questions we had and treated my late father with the upmost respect. Thank you all so very much.

  • 5 Zoe Killackey 13th Sep 2021

    Excellent service. Sensitive and very caring staff. Well organised. Every detail catered for and well thought out. I/we felt very secure in the knowledge that the funeral service went according to plan with such respect and care. Thank you.

  • 5 Ruth Scott 13th Sep 2021

    Viner & Sons provided a really sensitive service and at the same time were friendly, professional and efficient. The whole team was willing and able to answer our questions and worked with us as a family to treat Mum in the most dignified manner and have the service and cremation that we needed.

  • 5 Grace Stranack 13th Sep 2021

    I could not have been more satisfied. Everything went to plan most efficiently and with such sensitivity. Highly, highly recommended. Thankyou once more.

  • 5 Rachel Chalmers-Stevens 10th Sep 2021

    Very kind, thoughtful and respectful team, I would highly recommend. Viner and Sons took away many of the worries I had at an extremely sad time and I cannot thank them enough. The team provide an exceptional personal and caring service. Rachel C-S x

  • 5 Barry Beck 7th Sep 2021

    Everyone we dealt with was helpful, caring and professional and we could ask for no more on this sad occasion. Well done and thankyou Mr B Beck

  • 5 Allan Brayshaw 5th Sep 2021

    Lisa organised a very successful funeral for Denise Wood and Nathan officiated extremely well. Everyone said what an appropriate funeral she had.

  • 5 Jackie Denton 31st Aug 2021

    very good service and very understanding. several people recommended them to me and they were not wrong

  • 5 Dawn Koregi 28th Aug 2021

    We have used Viners Funeral home recently. Every care was taken to put us at ease with suggestions when we were unsure of a decision. On the day personnel were very respectful,  keeping us informed all the way through. Personnel always asked before commencing any part of the service etc. Highly recommended. Thank you to Lisa for keeping us up to date throughout. 

  • 5 Charlotte Bisnar 24th Aug 2021

    Viners were excellent. They organized everything very well and kept us informed every step of the way.

  • 5 Sarah Cutts 21st Aug 2021

    Reassuringly efficient on a difficult day - I knew that everything would run according to plan because Viners & sons are experienced and reliable. 

  • 5 Teresa Knight 21st Aug 2021

    I would highly recommend Viners for your funeral needs this is the second funeral they have arranged for my family and a can not fault them . Everything was carried out with the utmost care and respect . I cannot thank them enough and also the celebrant  Carol Taylor was the best , kind and caring as well as being professional. They all made a very hard time more bearable . Thank you to Lisa and Nathan as well as the rest of the staff . 

  • 5 Neil Brighton 17th Aug 2021

    Very attentive and responsive.

  • 5 David Wilson-Green 16th Aug 2021

    Unquestionably excellent. Nothing was too much trouble on the run up to the funeral and on the day itself. The team had the ability to be there on the day, absolutely on cue but vanish into the background unnoticed when not needed. Even the Verger at the Church said to me that they had never witnessed such great service and she had been doing the job for decades! When I go, I want these guys taking me to my final resting place! Highly recommend Viner and Sons

  • 5 John Postlethwaite 9th Aug 2021

    Lisa was very caring and thoughtful in helping me with the arrangements for my wife’s funeral. Nathan was excellent leading the service. Overall I was very impressed and would recommend to anyone unfortunate to be in the same position 

  • 5 Kathy White 4th Aug 2021

    Dan was very helpful and kind to my Mum and I, and he answered all of our many questions. He was very professional throughout and we were very happy with my Dad's funeral. Thank you.

  • 3 Patricia Leadbetter 2nd Aug 2021

    All the staff at Viners have been excellent from our very first visit. I have no hesitation recommending their services to anyone. Thank you Viners for making my husband's cremation a memorable occasion.

  • 5 Christine and stuart Skilton 31st Jul 2021

    We have used Viners on a number of previous occasions following the untimely departure of our loved ones and we have always been impressed with their professionalism, empathy and providing the best send off for our dearly departed.

  • 5 Julia James 30th Jul 2021

    Everything was carried out with great efficiency and no fuss. Lots of TLC and understanding. Great respect for the deceased nothing was too much trouble. The actual funeral was beautiful and everyone who attended was very complimentary. I would not hesitate to recommend Viners and would certainly use them again.

  • 5 Naomi Dighton 28th Jul 2021

    very professional service Dan is a credit to the company many thanks for all you did to make Joe’s day as special as you did 

  • 5 Helen Steeden 26th Jul 2021

    Thank you for all your support over this difficult time. Lisa was amazing and so supportive. Nathan was fabulous, he read our mum's eulogy beautifully at the burial. Your kindness was a beacon of light at this challenging time. We can't thank you enough and our thanks come from the bottom of our hearts. Love Helen and Sue X x

  • 5 Annie George 20th Jul 2021

    This company is so professional and so kind. And nothing was to much. They help us all the way threw to service. Sorted the service books, to setting the service up, music and also the link to service. This was a wait lifted off my shoulders.  Also coming to visit Warren anything I needed was done and there advise all the way through was so trusted!  The whole team are a asset to the company , who ownership this should be so proud.  It not something you want to plan but I will be recommending this company. Also inside they having a waiting area which you can look at ideas to remember your loved one to ring, clothes made out of teddy things you wouldn’t think off.  On the day , everything went to plan. Also I loved the fact they got out on village and walked in front and went to rugby club and didn’t the same. So respectful!  I haven’t got a bad word to say!  Thank you so much 

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
54-58 High Street
West Malling
Kent
ME19 6LU

Latest Verified Reviews

Linda Dickson 14th Sep 2021

Viner & Sons deliver a professional service combined with sensitivity and compassion at what is inevitably a very difficult time. All the staff are lovely, especially Clare who recently helped to arrange my husband's funeral, and Nathan who was in charge on the day. We cannot recommend Viner & Sons highly enough.

Paul Openibo 14th Sep 2021

The Team were excellent, very thoughtful, considerate, passionate, caring, and very professional, at a really difficult time.  A really big thank you.

Louise Simone 13th Sep 2021

We could not have chosen a more personal, professional and attentive company to deal with my father's funeral. From beginning to end they were kind and Considerate even answering emails long after their work day was finished. I can't recommend them all highly enough.

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