Viner & Sons

174 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

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.

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

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.

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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

Pamela Mary   Beck

Pamela Mary Beck

Apr 1924 - Aug 2021

Jackie   Denton

Jackie Denton

Aug 1962 - Jul 2021

Teresa Ann   Horton

Teresa Ann Horton

Aug 1948 - Aug 2021

Dennis Frank   Byng

Dennis Frank Byng

Mar 1930 - Jul 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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.

  • 4 Jenny Pocock 13th May 2020

    In view of Covid19 things were very difficult but Viners dealt with everything in a very professional way. 

  • 5 Peter Reeves 12th May 2020

    We cannot fault the service that we had from Viner & Sons. Dealing with bereavement isn't an easy thing for any family to cope with, but it can be made easier by those who provide assistance in your time of need. Our family are extremely grateful to everyone at Viner & Sons for their kindness, sympathy, help and professionalism.

  • 5 Janet Farrow 12th May 2020

    Very caring, efficient and helpful

  • 5 David Cruttenden 11th May 2020

    Many thanks for your help and the sensitive manner in which you arranged for my mother's funeral. The flowers were superb Thank you. David Cruttenden

  • 5 Alan Wright 11th May 2020

    Everything you would hope for in a funeral directors service and more. 

  • 5 Sally Osmond 5th May 2020

    Thank you so much for the care you took with David and myself as well. Thanks to Clare who helped me with the arrangements, I was so pleased with everything you did from the initial planning right up until the day. Nathan, you did David proud, thank you so much for the slow walk down the High Street so friends could pay their respects. The sun shone brightly and everything was as perfect as it could be in this sad time of Covid 19. With heartfelt thanks to you all at Viner & Sons. Sally

  • 5 Rakesh Manubhai Patel 5th May 2020

    The Viner's team was able to accommodate the family's wishes in difficult circumstances to help our loved one's soul (atma) to achieve peace in accordance with our traditions.

  • 5 Carol Curtis 5th May 2020

    Absolutely excellent, kind , caring , efficient  and made a very sad occasion special.   Especially in the circumstances  Thank you to everyone  Sue, Keith and Clare very special people 

  • 5 Joseph Griffin 23rd Apr 2020

    Thank you for all your kindness and consideration. A faultless service which I would highly recommend.

  • 5 David Mitchelmore 20th Apr 2020

    Viners could not have been more helpful or obliging. Despite the fact that we had a lot of requests and that this is a challenging time they went above and beyond to deliver. They were caring and considerate whilst remaining professional at all times. We were so grateful for everything they did for Mandy and for us.

  • 5 Howard Dunn 20th Apr 2020

    Viner & Sons were easy to contact and very pleasant to deal with. They gave us the confidence that all would run smoothly and it did. This firm were recommended to us and we would recommend then to others.

  • 5 Steve Hayes 18th Apr 2020

    Clare and the team we’re amazing from the moment we first visited them!

  • 5 Simon Hook 16th Apr 2020

    What a fantastic team of people, I would not hesitate to recommend this firm to deal with your loved ones.

  • 5 Richard Woodger 15th Apr 2020

    Very helpful and kind during these difficult times.  They could not have been more supportive.

  • 5 Lynne Sowa 15th Apr 2020

    So very sympathetic and understanding to our needs at this very difficult time. Ours was a very personal burial with only five mourners, but Viners ensured everything was carried out so respectively. Thank you.

  • 5 Joanne Harris 11th Apr 2020

    We cant thank chris and his team enough, at these awful times they helped us lay our mum to rest.

  • 5 Kelly Strong 9th Apr 2020

    A very friendly and professional service. Nathan at viners was very thoughtful and patient and nothing was too much trouble. Even In these very trying times with the impacts of covid19 Nathan went above and beyond to make our mums funeral the best it could possibly be. Highly recommend 

  • 5 Becky Dunn 7th Apr 2020

    The service we received from Dan at Viner and Sons was absolutely perfect! We couldn’t fault him for the outstanding work he provided, considering the circumstances at the time. Dan deserves a praise and a promotion for his service! He truly was incredible and made the day perfect for us. Always keeping us in the loop and going the extra mile to make sure everything was done how we wanted. We cannot thank Dan enough for his service! Please give him some recognition. 

  • 5 Meg Brewer 3rd Apr 2020

    Excellent service from start to finish.

  • 5 Michael James 3rd Apr 2020

    Everything went smoothly, didn't intrude unnecessarily.

  • 5 Jane Moss 3rd Apr 2020

    Handled so professionally and with compassion at a sensible price. So appreciated by me when you’re already dealing with so much when losing a loved one. 

  • 5 Rachel Taylor 3rd Apr 2020

    Very kind, approachable and professional staff who acted with sensitivity while adaptions had to be made in planning my mother’s funeral (due to Coronavirus). Guidance on the day was again given with compassion and respect. I would not hesitate to recommend Viners for their excellent service. 

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
54-58 High Street
West Malling
Kent
ME19 6LU

Latest Verified Reviews

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.

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

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.

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