R High & Sons Funeral Directors, Sittingbourne

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Sittingbourne Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 47 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Sittingbourne funeral home

R High & Sons Funeral Directors in Sittingbourne is here for you at this difficult time. We offer support and comfort and will help you to arrange a heartfelt funeral service for your loved one.

The loss of somebody special affects people in different ways, which is why our funeral directors will always treat you with respect and as an individual. We will take the time to listen and find out about you, your family and your loved one, while offering guidance to ensure a funeral that is personal to you.

Having had a presence in the Swale district of Kent since 1872, we are a trusted name when it comes to providing dignified and compassionate funeral care. The advice we offer is drawn from the experience we have gained over this time, with the resulting knowledge passed down from generation to generation. That means you will never feel as though you are making the decisions alone.

Our funeral home is situated at the end of Bayford Road, which makes us accessible to all areas within Sittingbourne, such as Milton Regis and Kemsley, as well as those surrounding the town, including Bapchild, Newington and Teynham.

Our premises is equipped with seven chapels of rest, where you and your family can spend some peaceful moments with your loved one, privately and in comfort. We can open the funeral home outside of normal hours for your visit, if this is more convenient for you.

We also have a beautiful service chapel, which provides an appropriate environment for the ceremony and can accommodate up to 30 people.

R High & Sons Funeral Directors is here for you. Give us a call any time of the day or night and speak with one of our caring team.

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.
    Find out more
    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

1 Bayford Road
Sittingbourne ME10 3AD
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located at the end of Bayford Road.

There is car parking available on 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
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 01795 472958

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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 47 reviews
Rating 5.0
We were very impressed by the service that we received for my mum. The staff were excellent. Every wish was carried out as requested very respectfully.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Thoughtful and respectful service; we could not fault their attention to our requirements.

Special thanks to Sam and Rebecca
Response from R High & Sons 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.
Rating 5.0
Being my first time of solely arranging the funeral of my late uncle, I chose R High at Sittingbourne because my uncle had used their services for my aunt a few years ago.

I telephoned to make an appointment and Rebecca dealt with all my anxieties and worries. My husband and I met in person at the office.
Rebecca was compassionate and mindful with no pressure whatsoever.
She suggested a few Life Celebrates and the lovely Jenny took the service for us.
Sam also kept us informed of the service and how it would proceed on the day.
I have nothing but praise, gratitude and respect for all the staff at R High. They made a very sad time perfect.
Thank you to all of you.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had. I am glad that the final wishes for your Uncle were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
The service that R High &Sons provided for my husband was very well done, seeing me and my daughter to arrange the pick from hospital to bring my husband to the chapel of rest and to the cremation was professionally yet very personally done and we were very happy with all of the people at Highs for there care and support during such a sad time.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time. Thank you for entrusting R High & Sons with the care of your Husband.
Rating 5.0
Can not speak highly enough for the team that conducted mums funeral,with thanks Mr gower and family
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that the final wishes for your Mother were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
R High dealt with the recent funeral of my Mother, Carl was the Funeral Director and he and his team were marvellous. My family are full of gratitude to them. They were sensitive, understanding, and thoughtful and nothing was too much trouble or effort to them. They are highly recommended.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided.
Rating 5.0
In two words: just brilliant!
R High & Son could not have been more helpful, considerate and thoughtful from beginning to end.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 4.0
The funeral it’s self was perfect everything went really well.
The only fault I can find is that it took a long time to bring my mums body back from Medway to the chapel and I had no notification of what was happening.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your 4* review. We are glad that that the service went really well for you. If you would like to get in touch to discuss any concerns, you can contact the Client Relations Team on 0800 783 71781 between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
Rating 5.0
The team at R .High and Sons Sittingbourne were so understanding of what myself and my family wanted for my wife’s funeral. So professional from start to finish from everybody that dealt with us . Nothing was to much trouble for any of them . I cannot praise them enough and would highly recommend this company to others .
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Wife. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and we are all incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review.
Rating 5.0
I had never before been in a position where I needed to arrange a funeral and arrived at R High & Sons for my appointment not knowing what to expect. I needn’t have been concerned as the support, care and respect shown by staff was exemplary. Everyone I had contact with was extremely professional . They listened to my requests and delivered them perfectly. Thank you
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. It's good to hear that the team took care of you and your loved one so well.
Rating 5.0
I genuinely couldn't have wished for a better send off for my mum... Perfect is an understatement
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch.
Rating 5.0
We found the service offered by High's to be courteous, efficient, discreet and entirely in keeping with the feelings and wishes of our family at this difficult time.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving feedback online for the branch. Our whole team are here to give the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Lovely friendly team, made a difficult time much easier. Happy to accommodate my requests.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for R High & Sons Funeral Directors. I am glad that the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
R High & Sons made organising my Father's funeral as painless as possible during a sad and difficult time for our family. Their staff were extremely helpful and considerate, enabling the funeral service to take place in my Father's local church which meant a great deal to us. All our wishes for Dad's funeral were met and their advice and service was second to none, making the whole process a lot easier for us. Thank you R High & Sons.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
everyone helpful this is the third time i have been involved with highs and son could not ask for better
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
We have always used R High and Sons for the excellent service they provide. Communication, planning and support are five star. Pease pass on our thanks to Sue, Karl and the staff at Bayford Road
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you.
Rating 5.0
Brilliant, excellent service, perfect.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very polite, sympathetic and kind. My mum died of covid and we had not been able to see or be with her in her final days. Therefore it was nice for my brother and I to be able to visit her and sit and talk to her in the Chapel of rest. We were very happy with the service overall.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time.
Rating 5.0
Over the last thirty years I have used the services of R High & Sons six times and each time it has been a first class service. Nothing is too much trouble and their attention to detail is excellent. I was treated with the utmost respect by everyone I came into contact with on the telephone or in person. Thank you all for making a difficult experience go so smoothly.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
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