Donations and Legacies

Donations and Legacies Policy 

Here at St Aidan’s we welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference in our parish. Our PCC Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant development projects, whether 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 confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to our future mission and ministry.

We appreciate that there may be other very worthy charities you may wish to leave a gift to. Occasionally we are asked about the smaller charities, ‘What happens if they are no longer in existence when my will comes into force?’ In fact you can leave a gift to such a small charity with confidence, simply by adding a codicil stating the alternative where that money is to go if the charity is no longer in existence. A solicitor can help you draw up a will if that is helpful. By the way St Aidan’s church has no intention of going away!

We will acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel most appropriate to. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain 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 you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact Trevor Langley (Church Warden) 07530 724773:

If you would like to make a gift to our church in memory of a loved one, please do come and discuss this with us too.

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