R High & Sons Funeral Directors, Sittingbourne

R High & Sons Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 61 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1195
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (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
    £1195
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (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
    £2495
    plus £1194 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1194 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with 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
    £2495
    plus £1194 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1194 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with 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 61 reviews
Rating 5.0
Staff were well mannered and sympathetic to our needs.
Well known in the area, the service provided lived up to the expected high standards. Excellent communication throughout and very understanding on the day of the service.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
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
Right from the initial meeting to order of service details, that throughout the process R High were professional and conducted the service with dignity.
Had regular contact via email and two update phone meetings where order of service details were checked to make sure all correct.
Great service thanks.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review.We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service.
Rating 5.0
Sara and Jo provided an excellent service and I felt looked after every step of the way. Karl handled the funeral on the day and contacted me several times beforehand to make sure that I was happy with the arrangements. He did an excellent job. Thank you to all the staff for making what is a difficult event less so.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one, It is lovely of you to highlight memebers of the team who work really hard to look after the families. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
Empathetic, efficient and helpful
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
I was recommended high and sons and I wasn’t disappointed. From first contact it was an easy and professional experience. Jo in particular helped and even managed to inject a little humour at a very sad time. I will recommend them to you and any other people I may meet.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
Jo and Carl did a brilliant job leading my sister and myself through the whole process of laying our brother to rest. Jo managed to find quickly a crematorium available so that the memorial and committal could be organised in the best time for friends and family to be able to attend. They made the process seemless so that we could concentrate on achieving the best send off possible to honour our brother. The day of the memorial turned out to be a very joyous time celebrating his life and will be one which will be remembered. 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
Samantha an Carl are always amazing supportive from the start till end I couldn’t of done it without them Carl always make me feel happy in the service an everything he does I can’t thank them both enough thankyou so much
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family. 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
We as a family have always used R High & Sons for all family funerals and have always been impressed with their professionalism and level of service. The recent funeral for my father was no different, the care and attention paid to our needs was second to none and the empathy and compassion shown to us as a family was outstanding. We felt as though we really mattered to whichever member of staff we spoke to and especially to the one who made all the arrangements for us, nothing was too much trouble.

We would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
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. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
R. Highs and sons have arranged several funerals over the years for our family, so were our ‘go to’ people this time. As always, they have been perfect in their service for us. Firstly, the face to face meetings were easy, and were done with care, and compassion, but also very professionally. The suggestions made were helpful, we were guided through what was needed when we had no idea, and their ability to network with local churches was very good. Highs arranged everything, which was a great help and comfort at a difficult time. The online platform was very user friendly, allowing us to send photos and text for the order of service, order flowers, and send invites to people. Communication was excellent, both online, but also by telephone. Myself and my brother would like to send our thanks to Highs and their outstanding staff.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
Peaceful, relaxing parlour to discuss our funeral arrangements
All done at our own pace
Staff listened to what we wanted and provided us with choices and clear guidance
High & Son provided a perfect service from start to finish with friendly, courteous staff who kept us well informed throughout
Thank you
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families and I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful.
Rating 5.0
I was so pleased with the service from R high,we dealt with jo she was very professional.

Jo recommended a celebrant Jenny hall,the service was everything I wanted,Jenny captured mum which made the day
More bearable
P austen
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
the staff were very professional and helpfull,thank you one & all for your help in this difficult time.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
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
Everything was sorted both promptly and professionally. All staff were very considerate of the circumstances. I know it’s their job but even so the explanation of what was needed and helping us to make decisions was exemplary. Communication was faultless in person, by phone and by email. The service provided could not have been bettered.
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families. 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
I can't thank the staff enough for making a really sad day so special for us as a family and for my wife who passed away, I must also say a very special thank you to Rebecca for making the whole thing as easy as possible, a credit to the company. Thank you so much xx

Garry wrigley
Response from R High & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time. Thank you for your 5* review.
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.
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