Sears Funeral Directors, Barming

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Barming Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 28 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Barming funeral home

Sears Funeral Directors in Barming, Maidstone, has been providing funeral care to the families in our Kentish village for more than 25 years. We can look after the arrangements for your loved one's funeral, ensuring their send off is a dignified and heartfelt occasion.

We understand that this will be a difficult time for you, which is why the team at our Barming funeral directors is here to offer support and guidance while you are in our care. However you want to remember your loved one, our caring staff will tailor a funeral to suit, allowing you, your family and friends to pay your respects in the manner most personal to you.

You can rest assured that you will be in capable hands, with our funeral director and arranger having more than 30 years of funeral experience between them. They can organise all types of funeral, involving anything from a horse-drawn carriage to the release of doves during the service. You will also receive their professional advice on any concerns or uncertainty you may have.

Our funeral home is on Fountain Lane, making us easily accessible to the whole of the community, along with those in our neighbouring villages, such as Kings Hill, Loose and Wateringbury. Even though we are easy to reach from in and around Barming, and our funeral home has everything to help you feel at ease when you visit, if you prefer to meet us in the comfort of your own home we are always ready to travel to you.

We are here for you 24 hours a day. To arrange a funeral for your loved one,

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,073 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,073 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,073 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,073 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

3 Fountain Lane
Barming ME16 9AT
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find our funeral home just up from the crossroads of the B2246 (Fountain Lane) and the A26 (Tonbridge Road).

There is space for one car at our funeral home and parking available on the surrounding streets.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01622 725035

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 28 reviews
Rating 5.0
Could not fault the professional service I received yet still so full of compassion. S kept in touch on a regular basis to ensure all the arrangements were in place and the phone calls on the day of the funeral and a couple of days later were so very much appreciated. Thank you so much for all the help and advice - absolutely faultless.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish, Sally could not have been more helpful or understanding. The process was made much easier by her professionalism. On the day of the funeral, all the gentlemen involved showed everyone, especially my lovely late Mother, the utmost care and respect. They have our heartfelt thanks
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
Everything very professionally and sympathetically handled
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very considerate and kind, taking their time to make sure we were comfortable with all the arrangements at such a difficult time for us. We didn't feel at all rushed or pressurised in any way.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
I would like to say that Sally ,Stewart and the team were amazing we also came to Sears for my mum 4 years ago and would not have considered going anywhere else for My dad ,they were so supportive and nothing was too much trouble so very many thanks to you all xx
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
We were looked after extremely well by Sally and Stuart when my father passed away in November 2020. We were so pleased to be cared for again by Sally and Stuart in February 2022 when my mother sadly passed away. They service provided was friendly, professional and supportive. I would thoroughly recommend them and Sears.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your you and family once again.
Rating 5.0
From the very start Sally from your Barming office made me feel very comfortable at a difficult time, she advised me step by step what would happen and answered any question I had however silly I thought they might be, she is a very warm caring person and I could not have asked for anyone better to help me through dealing with the funeral of my husband.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time, the team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to you and your family. It has been a privilege to look after your Husband.
Rating 5.0
I couldn’t praise the service enough. Absolutely first class! Fabulous staff & the funeral itself went really smoothly - staff were, helpful, respectful & did a first class job. Highly recommended
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families. Thank you for this positive recommendation.
Rating 5.0
Our experience at sears funeral service was sympathetic and efficient all concerns were dealt with in a very professional way.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
My husband went to look at a few funeral directors as my sister and I didn’t want to leave mum but as soon as he met the first one which was Sally he said we need to go with Sears as Sally was lovely!! When we finally went in to sort the day we all agreed as she was very helpful caring and friendly . Nothing was too much trouble for her!! On the day everything went smoothly and Stuart and his team were very professional and looked after us really well!
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team and I am pleased that the arrangements for your were carried out to your satisfaction. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
I was very impressed with the service i had for my late mothers funeral. I was dealt with compassion, and it was as painless as sorting out a funeral could be. The staff at sears were very professional(sally). On the day, the hearse arrived in good time, to allow me a little explanation as to how to carry the coffin. All in all a great service, especially in very difficult times for the family. I would highly recommend Sears, very professional and understanding. Thank you. Mr A E from ditton.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction and that you found our staff to be professional and understanding.
Rating 5.0
The organisation and implemenation of the funeral could not have gone any better. All the staff were informative, organised and really helpful. The service and subsequent funeral was everything we asked for and wanted. At an upsetting time you could not have been better.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Sears Funeral Service. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
Sally, Stuart and all the team made this sad process so much easier. Never having sorted a funeral before they took me through every step of the way and looked after us brilliantly.
Thank you
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
At such a difficuult time it was so easy to deal with Sears funeral Directors. A special mention must go to Sally who is the face and contact of Sears at Barming. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Everything went smoothly and in a dignified manner.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
Service was superb, very compassionate, helpful and professional, thank you
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
I was very pleased with the service provided by Sears following the sad death of my mum. Sally was very kind and did everything she could to help with the preparations in advance, and on the day Mike and his team were calm, respectful and in control. I recommend them wholeheartedly.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult, and thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
    
Rating 5.0
Tha service was really good. All staff were friendly and helpful with any questions we had.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
Such a friendly, genuinely caring team. Especially during this difficult time both emotionally and due to Covid restrictions. Sally is a credit to your team, nothing too much trouble.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult.      
Rating 5.0
Unfortuantely this was the second time in 2 years that I needed the services of Sears and I did not hesitate to contact them. They took me through the whole process from the arrangements to looking after my family member and to the final goodbye at the crematorium. Sally is attentive and respectful and went above and beyond to make me feel supported through both of the funerals I have had to arrange. She and the rest of the staff were always in contact to make sure I was comfortable with the arrangements to make the sure that my final goodbyes to my loved ones were exactly as I wanted. Although I am not looking to arrange another funeral in the near future, but if I did need to, then I wouldn't hesitate to give Sally at Sears another phone call. They were perfect in every way, 5 stars really does not do them justice for the 10 star service they provide.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service especially on the day of the funeral we were taken care of brilliantly, we couldn’t have asked for more.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I am glad our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
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