Encouraging Legacy Giving

Legacies are a lifeline for our parishes.

Legacies are a lifeline for our parishes. Each year around 5,000 people leave a gift in their wills to a Church of England parish. In total, parishes receive around £50 million in legacy gifts each year – gifts to finance mission projects, maintain beautiful church buildings and grow faithful communities.

For many people, leaving a gift in their will is a final opportunity to make a lasting gift to God. It is also a way to make a lasting difference to the future of their church and community.

The Church of England has launched a new short film entitled ‘A Lasting Difference’ explaining how gifts in wills can help to transform the lives of our local churches (including the parish of Hyde with Ibsley from the Diocese of Winchester) and communities. You can view A Lasting Difference short film below:

For anything to do with Legacy Giving initially view the excellent National Church advice and guidance at… www.parishresources.org.uk/legacies and also www.churchlegacy.org.uk

Alternatively please contact…

Revd. Gordon Randall, the Diocesan Stewardship Adviser

Tel: 01962 737323

E.mail: gordon.randall@winchester.anglican.org