Legacies are a huge blessing to our parishes.
Each year approximately 5,000 people leave a gift in their wills to a Church of England parish. This amounts to around £50 million in legacy gifts each year. These gifts 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 and to their church family. It is also a way to make a lasting difference to the future of their church and community.
It is recommended that each PCC has their own unique Legacy Policy and ensures that resources are available to individuals, outlining why legacies are so significant and the way in which people can organise a legacy gift.