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 15 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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,073 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,073 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,073 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,073 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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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 15 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service by all staff especially Sally.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
With no experience of having to arrange a funeral the task was quite daunting. l am pleased to say that l still have relatively little experience as Sears organised everything. From the first phone call they were courteous, considerate and organised. Communication, advice and arrangements were all first class. Costs were covered by an insurance policy so can not comment on value for money. However the funeral went without hitch and was carried out with professionalism throughout. Would thoroughly recommend.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
The service we were provided with was second to none. We were treated with compassion and kindness throughout. They answered any questions or problems we had and helped whenever we were unsure of any next move. Sally and Stuart were brilliant checking on us from time to time and helped us through the funeral day without being obtrusive.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose Sears Funeral Directors to take care of your loved one and that you and the family were well cared for. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
Sally whom welcomed us on arrival was very warm welcoming and supportive with our bereavement. She guided us right through until the end and was always there at the end of the phone when needed. The service went perfectly and couldn’t thank Stuart enough for his support and care he showed us. What a person centred funeral parlour, would highly recommend.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Sears. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
we cannot thank stuart and Sally enough. they were brilliant. i would highly recommend Sears as a first choice. they were the best for cost by far.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
FROM OUR INITIAL MEETING WITH SALLY WHEN ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE UNTIL THE DAY OF MY MOTHERS FUNERAL, WE RECEIVED NOTHING BUT A CARING AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I have always used Sears Barming & always would in the future.
The service they provide is excellent & I can’t thank them enough.
Sally is amazing and always goes the extra mile. She ensures that you are kept informed every step of the way. Rather than email, she will always take the time to call you to make sure that you are ok and to offer support and explain each step of the process - a very personal services which means so much at such a difficult time.
The whole team are great and take care of all the arrangements - they absolutely make a very difficult time that much easier.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Right from the start with our first meeting with Sally, we were confident that Sears would be able to meet with all our needs. Everything we asked was answered confidently and sympathetically, and everything we asked for, was done to the family's complete satisfaction. On the day of my fathers funeral, all went smoothly and without any drama, thanks to Stuart and his team, from perfect timing to training the grandsons to act as pall bearers. Cannot recommend Sears enough! Thank-you to all!
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
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