John Wells LMBIFD MIFDC CertFP Dip • Amanda Ford MBIFD DipFD

Qualified & Licensed Funeral Directors


Beltinge & District Funeral Service Ltd is a local family owned Independent Funeral Directors covering areas in Herne Bay, Canterbury, Whitstable & Thanet

Beltinge & District Funeral Service Ltd is a local family owned Independent Funeral Directors under the personal supervision of its Proprietor John Wells and Funeral Director Amanda Ford. We are members of SAIF (Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors) and we abide by the SAIF Code of Practice.

We are authorised agents for Golden Charter Pre-Paid Funeral Plans, we are members of the AGFD (Association Of Green Funeral Directors), Guild of Master Craftsman and are Recommended Funeral Directors 2015-2016 for the Natural Death Centre.

John and Amanda are both qualified and John is a licensed funeral director & both have over 20 years local service and between all staff have over 125 years of experience. We cover all areas including Kent, Medway, London, Surrey and Sussex. Please do not hesitate to contact John or Amanda about other districts not mentioned and all other enquiries.

We are dedicated professionals who provide a caring, personal service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This enables us to provide a professional, high standard of service; offering support, guidance and advice to those that are bereaved. We know that when you suffer bereavement, the funeral of a loved one can be the most difficult day of your life. Everything that you, your friends and family feel, is expressed on that day.

As your funeral directors, we are here to help and advise in whatever way we can. When someone dies, it comes as a great shock and there are many decisions to be made. Our aim is to make a difficult time a little easier for you, ensuring you retain control of how the funeral is conducted, offering you choice, and ensuring the funeral we arrange is personal for you and your loved one. We are able to visit you in the comfort of your own home at no extra cost or alternatively you may come to our office.


Services We Offer

  • Peaceful Chapel of Rest
  • Traditional Funerals
  • Green/Eco Friendly Funerals
  • Cremation and Burials
  • Natural & Woodland Burials
  • Bespoke Funerals
  • Burials at Sea
  • Repatriations

Ancillary Funeral Services

  • Obituary notices in papers
  • Orders of service
  • Memorial Books
  • Grave Markers
  • Doves
  • Singers, Choirs, Pipers, Jazz & Blues Bands
  • Floral Tributes
  • Catering
  • Monumental Masonry advice & guidance
  • Mobility Funeral Vehicle
  • Collecting charitable donations on your behalf

Alternative Funeral Vehicles

  • Horse Drawn Hearse & Carriages
  • Motor Cycle Hearse
  • Vintage Lorry Hearse
  • Funeral Hearse Trike