John Kemp Funeral Directors, Whitstable

Our Whitstable Funeral Directors are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help arrange a meaningful and personalised funeral for your loved one.
John Kemp Funeral Directors in Whitstable, Kent.
BASED ON 10 reviews
Rating 4.9
John Kemp Funeral Directors in Whitstable, Kent.

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 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 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 costs from
    £3,545
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    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
    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.
    Full Service Funeral in Whitstable Image

    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,545

    Or find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    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 272255.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Whitstable

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    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.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
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    Simple Funeral Service in Whitstable

    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.
    Simple Funeral Service in Whitstable Image

    Simple Funeral Service in WhitstableOur costs from £1,995

    Or find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    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 272255

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

Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 10 reviews
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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