A. W. Court Funeral Directors are a privately owned, independent family run business offering the highest standard of care and facilities to those we serve in and around Kent.

For many, losing a loved one is an emotional experience that needs to be faced perhaps only twice in a lifetime. Yet at this moment of deepest grief some important decisions still need to be made. This is where the compassion, professionalism and community commitment of a SAIF independent funeral director can help to make this most difficult of times just that little bit more bearable.

Since 2001 A. W. Court has been under the ownership of West & Coe, a fully independent family owned and managed business that has served the community for over a century. As members of The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), we abide by a strict code of practice that provides further confidence in our professional service and approach.

Our premises offer full facilities for the care of your loved one, meaning they remain local to home, from the moment they come into our care until the day of the funeral. At the earliest stage possible you will deal directly with one of our experienced Funeral Directors who, if wished, will come to see you in the comfort of your own home and will advise and gently guide you through every aspect of the funeral arrangements, conduct the funeral on the day and assist with any further requirements. We believe this continuity of care is important. It gives you a reassuring familiar face at an often distressing and sometimes bewildering time.

Although the majority of the funerals we arrange are still very traditional, over recent years there has been an increase in families wishing for a more personalised funeral that reflects the loved one they have lost. Your allocated funeral director will assist you in making this possible in a number of ways ranging from, the coffin being carried by members of the family, members of the family being involved in the service, a bespoke design of coffin or floral tribute that may represent a favourite hobby, football team or sport. Or possibly just a particular piece of music that holds a special memory or significance. The options are endless. We will be very happy to help and guide you, in any request that you may have, to make your final goodbye a very special memory. Another area we have seen an increase in, is families wishing to arrange an environmentally friendly funeral. Again your allocated funeral director will be happy to discuss various options including woodland burial sites, coffins made entirely of natural products i.e. willow, seagrass, or bamboo and even wool.

At A. W. Court, we are one of only a few companies who offer male and female funeral directors. All staff are experienced with giving advice on matters such as registering a death, making the best arrangements, the many benefits of pre-paid funeral plans and bereavement support and advice.

Please visit the following pages to give you an idea on costs and disbursements.



In the words of our families

  • ‘My family and I would like to express our gratitude for the impecable arrangements that were made by Mark and his team, for my late husband’s funeral.’
  • ‘I just wanted to say a huge thanks for what you have done for Dad and myself over the last fortnight. We have greatly appreciated your concern, sensitivity, honesty and attention to detail…Thursday was what we wanted it to be – a celebration – and we are grateful for all that you did to ensure it was so.’
  • in which the entire proceedings were carried out, from my first meeting, the organisation and to the funeral day itself. Everything was conducted smoothly and without fuss and ensured that entire event, albeit a sad occasion went smoothly.’

    ‘…I wish to thank Steve Medhurst and his team for the manner
  • ‘We would all like to thank you for the excellent, considerate and professional help and advice you provided…It has been a real pleasure meeting and dealing with you and your staff.’
  • ‘Dear Jamie & Jan, Just a note to thank you for your help and kindness with regard to Mum’s funeral. Everything was perfect, we couldn’t have asked for more.’
  • ‘Dear Jamie, I would like to take this opportunity to expressour gratitude for the dignified way in which the service was organised by you, and executed. My mother had sat with my husband on the street looking up the hill, and it was a very poignant moment for us when you walked behind the coffin in such a dignified way as you walked back up the hill. Your friendly, thoughtful and very efficient service was a great relief in times of stress, and we thank you very much.’
  • ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jamie and his team for the excellent seamless service they provided, all carried out in the most dignified manner, which I and my family greatly appreciated.’
  • ‘I would also like to express my admiration for the efficient and reverent way your firm conducted the funeral. It is just as I always expected from your firm.’
  • ‘This is just a very quick note to thank you so much on behalf of all our family for your amazing support over the last couple of weeks, especially yesterday. I can’t tell you how comforting it has been to have you effectively by our side, guiding us through these very difficult times. Your professionalism, kindness and calmness has been a great help to us all for which we are eternally grateful. Many many thanks and my very best wishes.’
  • ‘Just wanted to say a very big “Thank-you” for all your help and good will…myself and my family will always be grateful, you really are 1 in a million.’
  • ‘We were also very pleased with the order of service sheets, they were prepared with special care & lovely touches.’
  • ‘I am truly grateful for your level of professionalism coupled with a very personal element that was appreciated by us all and will never be forgotten. Thank you.’
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SAIF Code of Practice

SAIF Code of Practice

Reputable funeral directors belong to an association or society, A.W. Court are members of The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors and are required to follow a strict code of conduct
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