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Leave a lasting legacy

First published on: 2nd August 2021

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Leaving a gift if your Will is an amazing opportunity to make a final gift to God, whether to your church, parish, benefice, cathedral, or diocese.  This will make a lasting difference to the future of the Church of England in your local community.

No matter how big or small, every gift in every Will can make a significant impact on a church’s mission and ministry. Gifts in Wills are an important part of Christian giving and leaving a gift to a church is a way to thank God for all the blessings you have received in your lifetime. 

Legacy gifts can be used to fund mission and ministry projects, help to maintain beautiful and historic church buildings, and ensure faithful people can be at the heart of local communities in the Diocese of Manchester for years to come.

Free online Will writing service

The Diocese of Mancheser has partnered with award-winning online Will-writing company Farewill to offer a free online Will writing service. You can redeem your free online Will by clicking on the link below:

Legacy advice and resources for churches

Each year, around 4,000 people leave a gift in their Will to their local church. These gifts help to fund mission and ministry projects, maintain beautiful church buildings, and can be an expression of gratitude and thanksgiving towards God. 

Visit our webpage for resources on legacy giving for your church.

Funeral Planning

No matter how far away it may be, thinking about your own funeral service now and making your wishes known can be a comfort to you and your family in all sorts of ways. If you’re thinking about sorting out your own funeral service plan, Your Church Funeral Planning Tool offers guidance on how to do that, and how it can really help your family when the time comes.

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