Project Description

A Legacy Gift to our Church

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 your local Catholic church and community.

Many parishioners would like to know how they can leave a gift in their Will, find out more about the process of writing a Will and planning their estate and final affairs. To make it easy, we have some documents below which might help you take those first practical steps.

An authentic faith always seeks to leave this earth a better place than we found it.Pope Francis

Free / Discounted Will Writing Services

Making a Will and updating it regularly is the only way to make sure your wishes are carried out after you die, giving you the peace of mind knowing you have cared for your family, friends and causes close to your heart. The Archdiocese of Southwark has partnered with several professional solicitor firms to provide free or discounted Will writing services (available by telephone, online, zoom or in person). To find our more, please click here.

Will Writing and Estate Planning Seminar Live Talk

Each month one of our partnering solicitor firms, McClure’s Solicitors, host a Will writing and Estate Planning Seminar online. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the will writing process and key estate planning issues such as Inheritance Tax, Lasting Power of Attorney and Family Protection Trusts. Please click here to register your interest in this event and return the completed form to the legacy team at legacy@rcaos.org.uk

Download Documents

Parish Legacy Leaflet
Suggested wording to leave a Legacy Gift to the Church
Planning a Catholic Funeral
Asset Inventory Booklet (to help you plan your estate)

Alternatively, you can watch a pre-recorded Will Writing and Estate Planning Live Talk below.

Want to speak to someone?

If you would like to speak to someone from the Legacy Team about leaving a legacy gift, or the Will writing services, please email legacy@rcaos.org.uk or call 0207 960 2504.