John Kemp Funeral Directors, Canterbury

Our Canterbury Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
John Kemp Funeral Directors in Canterbury, Kent.
BASED ON 7 reviews
Rating 5.0
John Kemp Funeral Directors in Canterbury, Kent.

About our Canterbury funeral home

John Kemp Funeral Directors in Canterbury is honoured to serve the families of the city, providing compassion and support during difficult times. We are here for you, and can arrange a fitting funeral for your loved one, tailored to just the way you want it.

Offering the highest standards in funeral care to our community here in Kent, we will ensure your loved one is looked after in the respectful and attentive manner you would expect. We will also help to ease some of the emotional upset you may be experiencing, by taking the time to listen and providing reassurance, along with a shoulder to cry on.

Our Canterbury funeral home can be found on St Dunstans Street in the city centre, not far from the Cathedral and the Marlowe Theatre. The central location allows us to serve the whole of the local community, along with nearby villages, such as Harbledown, Littlebourne and Chartham.

While in our care, you can visit your loved one in the serene surroundings of our chapel of rest, which we can open outside of normal visiting hours, if it is more convenient.

Our funeral directors in Canterbury is here to help you. To speak with one of our caring team, call 01227 784488 today. We are available 24 hours.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • 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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £3,545
    Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,545

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01227 784488, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Canterbury

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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    Simple Funeral Service in CanterburyOur costs from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01227 784488

Where to find us

Address

17 St Dunstans Street
Canterbury CT2 8AF
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Directions and Parking

We are by the corner of St. Dunstands Street and Kirkby's Lane.

You can park at our funeral home or use the pay & display parking close by.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01227 784488 if you require our services outside of these hours.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 7 reviews
Rating 5.0
Donna who dealt with us was very kind caring and approachable, she was very patient when we kept changing things.
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
There is nothing to fault with the exceptional service we received when our Mother passed away. From dealing with the paperwork and interfacing with the services (there was a memorial and then the final send-off the Crematorium), John Kemp were fantastic. The dignity, respect and sheer professionalism displayed by all of their personnel was, quite simply, awesome.
Even when the late request to transfer Mum's ashes to another Crematorium (in order to be with Dad...), it was swiftly, respectfully and efficiently dealt with.
The whole family would like to thank everyone at John Kemp's for making a difficult time a whole lot easier.
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. 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
From the time I phoned John Kemp Funeral Directors. Right up to the time to the funeral they were brilliant. I give them 100% and I was very very pleased of their service. I would recommend them to other people. The office staff was brilliant and very helpful in making the arrangements with me. Thankyou very much John Kemp.
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Kemps funeral service was excellent very professional and understanding to our family before during and after the service .
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service was excellent from start to finish the three ladies were so caring and always at the end of the phone to help and still are
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family.
Rating 5.0
Perfect from start to finish so very helpful.with the prepaid all was so much easier thanks to all the staff L&R
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service was very very good. Could not of asked for better.
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care for you and your family.
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