An Amazing Gift

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A gift in your Will really can make a difference. Our churches depend on the generosity of these gifts as they enable us to carry out much needed refurbishments, launch outreach projects, and grow the Church of England's ministry.

Here are some stories of projects from across the Church, that have been made possible through a legacy gift.

St Herbert's, Carlisle

One of the most interesting aspects of St Herbert’s stewardship over the last year has come through legacy giving.

St Herbert's, Carlisle 

Romsey Abbey

An extraordinary act of generosity to fund mission and ministry work with children and families. 

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St Mary's, Fordingbridge

As former Organist and Choir Master, Roy had said many times he wanted to support his 'beloved' St Mary’s Church with a legacy. 

St Mary's, Fordingbridge  


St Mary's, Stoke D'Abernon

Legacies received helped to fund a new Church Hall, emphasising the role of St Mary’s in serving the parish and the surrounding area both spiritually and practically.

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 St John Lee, near Hexham

Quite often a mission initiative has been suggested and we've said, “That's the kind of thing Peter’s gift would pay for.”

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St Margaret's, Ormesby

A joint legacy of £32,000 from Laurie and Margaret Edwards was generously received enabling a full refurbishment of the church.

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St Davids Diocese

An ordinary Welsh woman did an extraordinary deed in wanting people in the diocese of St Davids, Church in Wales to benefit after her death.

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St Michael and All Angels

Using a small legacy left by a former music teacher at the school next to the church, they commissioned a full set of child size chasubles and stoles.

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A legacy left by parishioners Frank and Hazel was used to make a joyful sound as the newly-restored bells ring out their greetings at All Saint's.

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Tongham NEWSt Paul's, Tongham

A generous legacy left to St Paul’s, Tongham enabled the parish to part-fund a full-time Children’s and Families Worker.

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St Luke's, Watford 3St Luke's, Watford

Joyce's legacy gift to St Luke's, Watford bridges the final step for their Church and Community Building Project.

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St John the Baptist Church

St John the Baptist Church

A £10,000 legacy for St John the Baptist Church, Shiphay Collaton was exactly what was needed to create a new hospitality area in the church.

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A ground-breaking, multi-functional three metre wide ‘invisible’ screen has been installed at Christ Church Guildford following a legacy gift left by a member of the congregation.

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YouthSt Luke's, Great Crosby

A small legacy gift left to St Luke's significantly improved the local community area, by erecting a smart boundary railing around the churchyard.

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St Peter's, StocktonSt Peter's, Stockton

A legacy left to the Parish of St Peter’s, Stockton has enabled them to replace their old, costly pipe organ with a new three manual digital organ.

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