Amazing Legacy Stories

A gift in your Will really can make a difference. Our churches depend on the generosity of these gifts as they enable us to carry out much needed refurbishments, launch outreach projects, and grow the Church of England's ministry.

Here are some stories of projects from across the Church, that have been made possible through a legacy gift.

  1. A line of choristers in robes singing from sheet music

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    Read the touching story of how the legacy of a faithful lay minister enabled a church's music to become more missional.

  2. Man standing outside a church

    Steve's legacy to St Mary's

    “Church is a family, its where good friends are”. Steve decided to leave a legacy to his 900 year-old church to ensure that the church survives for future generations.

  3. All Saints Church Lightwater

    All Saint's, Lightwater

    The bells of All Saints’ Church Lightwater were rededicated at its Harvest Festival services on October 2013 after being restored using a substantial legacy from two parishioners.

  4. Construction in St Margaret's Church Ormonsby

    St Margaret's, Ormesby

    A joint legacy of £32,000 from Laurie and Margaret Edwards to St Margaret's in Ormesby led to a full refurbishment of the church including new lighting. 

  5. Invisible screen Christ Church Guildford

    Christ Church, Guildford

    A ground-breaking, multi-functional three metre wide ‘invisible’ screen has been installed at Christ Church Guildford following a legacy left by a member of the congregation.

  6. St Michael's Alphington

    St Michael’s, Alphington

    In 2010, Jack and Babs Bearne left a gift in their Will to St Michael's Church, Alphington, in the Diocese of Exeter. Their generosity has had a transformational impact on the life of the church.

  7. Tricia

    Tricia’s Legacy to St Peter’s Church, Portishead

    By leaving a gift in her Will to St Peter’s, Tricia wants to ensure that future generations will also hear about Christ and receive his blessings. Such generosity is a wonderful commitment to the work of God in a parish.