LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you.1 Chronicles 29:16
Once you have made provision for your loved ones, you have the opportunity to make a lasting gift to God, by leaving a legacy to His church. Leaving a gift in your Will to your local church is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can continue to support the mission and ministry in your community.
A gift can be an expression of your gratitude and thanksgiving towards God, and can help keep your local church alive, and help transform its future.
To find out more, view our Legacy Information Pack.
Making a difference
For many churches, regular giving is absorbed in ‘keeping the show on the road’. This usually involves everyday activities such as paying the parish share, insuring and heating the building, repairing the roof etc.
A gift from your estate is different. Many churches have a legacy policy stating that they will not use legacy gifts for everyday expenditure; the PCC will spend your gift on a special project to make a difference.
For example, a gift in your Will could support your church’s ministry to young people, refurbish the kitchen, support an overseas mission partner, help to reorder the church, preserve their historic church bells or equip the church with new Bibles.
No matter how large or small, each gift can make a significant impact on our mission and ministry, and maintaining our spiritual heritage.
Please consider how a gift in your Will could help the Church meet the needs of future generations.