Legacy giving is when you choose to give money to the Parish of Four Saints in your will.
You can give a percentage of your remaining estate (after bills and giving to your family and friends) or you can give a lump sum.
As a parish, we are committed where possible, to use legacies for specific projects.
Legacy giving is when you choose to give money to the Parish of Four Saints in your will. You can give a percentage of your remaining estate (after bills and giving to your family and friends), or you can give a lump sum.
What is legacy giving?
How do I arrange this?
You will need to make a will, or update an existing will.
There are a number of schemes for free will writing and low-cost will writing.
To give a share of your estate to the Parish of Four Saints, use this wording:
“I give ______ % of my residuary estate free of all taxes to The Parish of Four Saints in the Diocese of Winchester 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.”
Gifts from legacies can make an enormous difference to the life of the church and the impact on our local community. Even a small percentage of the residuary estate can be a sizeable amount, and contribute significantly to our work within the community, with the homeless and vulnerable, enable special events and help resource our ministry. You can watch this short video from our Rector and Churchwarden made by the Diocese of Winchester: