John Kemp Funeral Directors, Herne Bay

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Herne Bay Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 5 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Herne Bay funeral home

With a name that has served this part of the Kentish coast for more than 100 years, you can rely on John Kemp Funeral Directors in Herne Bay to be there for you at this difficult time. Our caring team are on hand to look after you and take care of the arrangements for your loved one’s funeral.

The sad duty of planning a loved one’s farewell is not one you should have to take on alone. At John Kemp Funeral Directors, we ensure you receive the right support for you, from our compassionate funeral professionals. They will advise and guide you so they are able to arrange a send off that meets with your wishes.

At our Herne Bay funeral directors, we provide care of the highest standards to both you and your loved one. We pride ourselves on the service we offer to the families in our community, which we have done from our Herne Bay funeral home since 2013.

You can find us on Sea Street, from where we serve not only the town, but also those surrounding us in this area of Kent, such as the nearby villages of Chestfield, Hersden and Reculver. We also have funeral parlours in Canterbury and Whitstable.

Our funeral directors in Herne Bay is here for you, when you need us. Call 01227 208288 and speak to one of our caring team today.

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 £1,256 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,256 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 £1,256 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,256 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

8a/ 8b Sea Street
Herne Bay CT6 8SP
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on Sea Street, between the Broadway junction and Tesco Express.

You can park free of charge on Sea Street.

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
SaturdayClosed
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 01227 208288

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 5 reviews
Rating 5.0
Excellent service.
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
I can’t praise the staff I dealt with enough. In a difficult time they were friendly, welcoming, sensitive and very reassuring. They allowed us to have the personal funeral we wanted whilst at the same time guiding us through the whole procedure easily & professionally. We had a bespoke funeral that was a very personal experience for my family. Thank you so much.
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
John Kemp provided the best possible service to my family at the most difficult time. From start to finish the staff were outstanding - highly professional, thoughtful, flexible and with full attention to every detail. Not surprisingly the cremation and celebration of my father’s life was perfectly memorable.
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 and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Two of the loveliest people Brenda and Jamie helped me with my dads funeral what was the hardest time of my life they we’re both so caring and where there when I needed them anytime night or day.
Thank you
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Very nice people helpful and a lovely funeral thankyou for all your help
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
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