John Kemp Funeral Directors, Whitstable

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Whitstable Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 11 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Whitstable funeral home

John Kemp Funeral Directors in Whitstable is here to serve you, as we have served local families on this stretch of the Kentish coast for more than a century. We will offer you support at this difficult time, arranging your loved one's funeral to meet your specific needs.

When you need to share your burden, the team at our Whitstable funeral home will be here to offer a comforting word and help ease some of the emotional pressure you may be under. Using our expertise and decades of experience in funeral arrangement, we will ensure your loved one's send off is a dignified occasion, tailored to the way you want it.

Established in 1900, we have long been a source of compassionate funeral care for the local community, having served many of the same families down the generations. You can be certain that our local knowledge, coupled with our professionalism, will mean the funeral we arrange is a fitting final goodbye to your loved one.

Our Whitstable funeral directors is located on Harbour Street, near to the seafront and a few doors down from the Tudor Restaurant and Tearooms. As well as those in the local vicinity, we also provide funeral services to the surrounding towns and villages, including Chestfield, Seasalter and Boughton-under-Blean.

Available 24 hours, you can speak to one of our caring team about your funeral needs by calling 01227 272255 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

26 Harbour Street
Whitstable CT5 1AH
GB

Directions and Parking

Please give us a call if you need directions and we will be able to help you.

There is parking available local to our funeral home.

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 272255

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 11 reviews
Rating 5.0
The service I received at a difficult time was outstanding, every member of staff that I spoke to in person or on the phone was very friendly and professional
Response from John Kemp 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
I cannot speak highly enough of the respect,sympathy,care and help shown to me after my father died.Jackie,Julie and James were so professional I cannot thank them and all the staff enough for helping ease the pain,I would recommend John Kemp to anybody arranging a funeral
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Jackie and the team did a fantastic send off for my mum during the snow and ice the hurse was presented very well organised with the flowers I would recommend this company to anyone and for a celebrate I would recommend claire for a service you would never forget they take care and time with everything .
Many thanks if there was more stars I would give them
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. 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
This is the 4th time I have used their services because I have found them extremely helpful, courteous & professional. I must add that during this pandemic it has probably been a lot more difficult for your staff having to explain all the rules & regulations to bereaved families. I should like to thank Jackie for her help & comfort.
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us as a team with the care of another loved one. We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
A very professional and caring team of funeral directors.
Provided an excellent service.
They made the funeral day go very smoothly.
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Professional
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review and comments.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very caring, friendly and helpful in every way with frequent phone calls to enquire how I was and if I needed any help.
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose John Kemp Funeral Directors to take care of your loved one and it is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very pleasant nothing was to much bother. Thay are very professional and very attentive .I was part of the pallberers.the team was very helpful every thing went so smoothly thank you on a distressful day
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Everyone was so compassionate and helpful. Lorraine explained everything and advised us well. All the staff on the day of my mother's funeral were respectful and very helpful - especially Jackie. The celebrant, Ashleigh, was excellent and spoke about Mum as if she knew her. Everyone enabled us to give Mum the send off she deserved. Thank you all very much.
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I found that John Kemp afforded me extremely good service after the recent. loss of my wife.
The staff ( especially Lorraine ) were professional and treated you with dignity and respect.
Everything was dealt with quietly and efficiently which made things so much calmer in what was
a very traumatic time.
I can't thank you enough
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am glad that we provided you and your family the highest level of care and guidance and made a difficult time a little easier for you.
Rating 4.0
John Kemp dealt with my mother's funeral arrangements professionally and respectfully both in the lead up and on the actual day of the funeral. I would not hesitate in recommending their services
Response from John Kemp Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction that you were well looked after by our team.
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