A lasting gift ... a lasting difference
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 locality, by financing mission projects, maintaining beautiful church buildings and growing faithful communities.
This video describes some of those wonderful lasting differences ...
Christian Stewardship is simply how we manage the resources, wealth and possessions that have been entrusted to us. Gifts in wills are a natural part of this and are a way of giving thanks to God for the gifts of our lifetime.
St Peter and St Paul's PCC Legacy Policy (below
) confirms our approach to legacy giving.
We will be so very grateful for any gift made in this way, and we promise that your gift will be used responsibly, with the utmost care, to make a lasting difference in our parish.
An information leaflet produced by The Church of England
A guide to writing your will, to reflect your Christian faith
Church Legacy Website: www.churchlegacy.org.uk
St Peter and St Paul's Legacy Policy
At St Peter and St Paul’s church we welcome all gifts in wills, however small or large, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference in our parish.
Our PCC Legacy Policy is to use gifts to fund development projects, whether projects in the wider community, buildings, equipment or staff.
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. You can be assured that we will discuss the possible uses of your gift with your executers when the time comes, bearing in mind your known areas of interest in the church (e.g. music, community projects, buildings, children and young people, pastoral ministry, overseas aid) and the church’s priorities at the time.
*'General purposes of the parish' refers to the projects most in need at the time, and not the general running costs of the church. Most people like to know that their gift will go towards something visible and long lasting. However, if you would like to support general running costs, that is perfectly possible too.
You can be confident that your gift will be used carefully and responsibly, to make a real difference to our future mission and ministry.
We will acknowledge gifts in whatever way you and your executors feel is most appropriate. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous if that's what you prefer.
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sort of purposes your gift might fund, and how / if you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact the vicar, Ruth (01622 717434, email) or one of the churchwardens, Alan Longmuir (01732 220209, email) or Aline Ongley (07771 636872, email).
Thank you for considering this way of giving to support the life of this church.
Giving in memory
Giving in memory is a unique way for people to honour the memory of a loved one. You may like to make a donation to the church in memory of someone, or to commemorate a special event. If you would like to make a gift in memory of a loved one, please do come and discuss this with us too. It can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember a loved one.