Leaving a Legacy
Legacy giving is just the same as any other Christian giving; it’s a response to God’s immeasurable generosity to us, a recognition that He is the source of all we have. It is a way of helping our Church carry out its mission and ministry locally. The only difference is that, unlike regular planned giving, a legacy gift coming from a person’s estate is often an unexpected windfall which could potentially transform a church’s work.
At Buckingham Parish Church we welcome all legacies, however large or small, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference in our parish.
The policy of the PCC is to use legacies to help fund significant development projects in the parish, whether buildings, equipment or staff. Since circumstances change over the years, church members are encouraged to leave gifts in their Wills for the general purposes of the parish. The PCC will therefore discuss with executors the most appropriate use of the gift in the light of current projects and the donor's known areas of interest in the church (e.g. children and youth, the elderly, music, buildings).
Remembering the Church in your Will is a wonderful way both to thank God for the blessings you have received and also to help the Church meet the needs of future generations.
A gift in your Will can make a lasting difference by enabling Buckingham Parish Church to achieve something which it would not normally be able to do.
Recent changes in inheritance tax make leaving a legacy to Buckingham Parish Church an even more tax efficient option.
Please consider whether you may want to leave a legacy to help continue the kingdom work of Buckingham Parish Church in future generations. There is a a very informative web site about all this available here with many useful downloads concerning making and updating Wills. We also have our own Legacy Brochure available here.
If you would like to talk about any of the above, please contact our Rector, Will Pearson-Gee in confidence via the Parish Office.
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