Wording for your Will

If you would like to leave a gift to the work of your local parish church, please see the example wording Will Clauses below. 

You are strongly advised to seek professional advice when making or revising your Will.

To leave a share of your estate

“I give ______% of my residuary estate free of all taxes to the Parochial Church Council of the ecclesiastical parish of_____________________(registered charity number if applicable)_____ in the Diocese of______ for its general purposes, and I declare that the receipt of an officer of the Parochial Church Council shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees.” 

To leave a fixed sum of money


“I give the sum of £______ (pounds only) free of all taxes to the Parochial Church Council of the ecclesiastical parish of_____ (registered charity number if applicable) ______ in the Diocese of______ for its general purposes, and I declare that the receipt of an officer of the Parochial Church Council shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees.” 

If you wish to leave a legacy regionally to a Cathedral or Diocese, or nationally to the Archbishops’ Council, please click here for alternative wording

To find the full name, address and diocese, please visit A Church Near You website