Church Legacy


A lasting gift to your church

Most times when wills are made, the solicitor will ask if any thoughts have been given to leaving a small percentage to Charity. This often invokes thanks towards all sorts of areas in life, whether it be carers, research into cures of various illnesses, our love of animals, our care towards children and many other great causes that can benefit.

At St Katharine’s and St Margaret’s, we applaud and commend this, but would point out that the governance of each of our two Churches also rests with two separate Charities. Neither Church receives funding from the Church of England or
government. As such, our future depends on all methods of giving and we certainly welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small. Please don’t forget us amid your generosity. We promise to use your gift to make a difference.

Legacy Policy

At St Katharine’s and St Margaret’s, we welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small and we promise to use your gift to make a difference. Our PCC Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant development projects, whether that be buildings or outreach.

Since needs change over the years, we encourage you to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of the parish rather than for a restricted purpose. We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors when the time comes, bearing in mind your known areas of interest in the Church (such as music, buildings, children and youth, overseas mission or aid) and the Church’s priorities at the time.

You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to our future mission and ministry.

We acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel is most appropriate. Equally, we can make sure that gift remains anonymous if the donor prefers.

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and how/if you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact Gary Barnes, our Treasurer.

If you would like to make a gift to our church in memoriam, please come and discuss this with us too. It can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember a loved one.