Legacy Giving

Legacy giving is when you choose to give money to the Parish of WMC in your will.

You can give a percentage of your remaining estate (after bills and giving to your family and friends) or you can give a lump sum.

As a parish, we are committed where possible, to use legacies for specific projects. 

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Legacy giving is when you choose to give money to the Parish of WMC in your will. You can give a percentage of your remaining estate (after bills and giving to your family and friends), or you can give a lump sum.

What is legacy giving?

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How do I arrange this?

You will need to make a will, or update an existing will.​

  • There are a number of schemes for free will writing and low-cost will writing. 

  • To give a share of your estate to theParish of WMC, use this wording:
    “I give ______ % of my residuary estate free of all taxes to The Parish of Winton, Moordown and Charminster (registered charity number 1186540) in the Diocese of Winchester for its general purposes, and I declare that the receipt of an officer of the Parochial Church Council shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees.”

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Gifts from legacies can make an enormous difference to the life of the church and the impact on our local community. Even a small percentage of the residuary estate can be a sizeable amount, and contribute significantly to our work within the community, with the homeless and vulnerable, enable special events and help resource our ministry. 

Why should I give a legacy gift?

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