Your Gift, Your Choice

Your Gift, Your Choice

Your Gift, Your Choice

No matter how large or small, every gift that is left to the church can make a significant impact on our mission and ministry, and in maintaining our spiritual heritage.

There are many ways you can help support the work of the church, you may wish to leave a gift in your will to your church locally, regionally or nationally. Please consider how a gift in your Will could help the church meet the needs of future generations.


A Legacy to your local Church

A legacy to your local churchOne of the Church of England’s greatest strengths is its engagement in every community through its local parish church.

A gift in your will can make a lasting difference by enabling your parish to achieve something that it would not normally do. You may wish to suggest that it should be used to support mission or community projects, to maintenance of the church fabric, to youth work or music, or in some other way - although it's helpful if your Will simply states 'general purposes'. Why not talk to your Vicar or PCC?


Open to allA Legacy to your Diocese

You can choose to leave a legacy gift to the diocese. Your diocese will most likely have its own Mission Fund which makes grants to parishes across your region for community engagement and mission projects.

Your gift could help churches in poorer parts of your region with their mission and ministry or fund an exciting regional project to work with young people or refugees.


Support your CathedralA Legacy to your Cathedral

You may wish to support your local cathedral.

A cathedral is often the most historical and architecturally important building in its city; a spiritual focus for visitors, worshippers and pilgrims from near and far.

A gift to your cathedral would help preserve it for future generations and extend its mission into the wider community.


A Legacy to a Good Cause

Christian AidYou can also leave a gift to support the work of of a charity, whether or not's linked to the Church.

Most charities will be grateful  for your legacy and will be please to advise on how to make your last gift to them as effective as possible.

For example, Legacy and Regional Coordinator for Christian Aid North East, Emma Peak, will be very pleased to hear from you and offer advice on legacies, Will Aid and more.

Contact Emma on 0191 464 4785 or


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