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Leaving a Gift in your Will

For more than 800 years there has been a place of worship where today's Cathedral stands. For all this time the building has sustained the community, and the community has sustained the building. By remembering Bristol Cathedral in your will, you will be helping to ensure the legacy of this remarkable building for generations to come.  Whether you would like to leave us a little or a lot, your gift will make a difference.  

There are many different aspects of the Cathedral's life which you could support with a gift. A non-specific bequest allows us to put the money where it's needed most.  Alternatively some people prefer to give to that aspect of the Cathedral which truly mattered to them.  Some might give to support the organ, or our worship and liturgy; others might give to support our education work, or to enhance the beauty of the building and stained glass.  Recent bequests have supported the restoration of our organ and the work of the Choral Foundation, and another bequest will be used to commission a beautiful bespoke advent candle.  If this is something you would be interested in, we would love to talk to you more about what we might be able to achieve together.  

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and if and how you would like your gift to be acknowledged, contact Naomi Miller, Development Director on naomi.miller@bristol-cathedral.co.uk / 0117 946 8184 or Wendy Matthews, Chapter Clerk on wendy.matthews@bristol-cathedral.co.uk / 0117 946 8172. If you would like to make a gift to the Cathedral in memoriam, please come and discuss this with us too. It can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember a loved one.

Making a Will

A will is an effective legal document that can help to safeguard the future of those you care about and allows you to finalise your estate in a way that best reflects your wishes. There are many ways in which a legacy can take effect and we strongly recommend that you seek professional advice to guide you through this process. Visit www.gov.uk/make-will for more advice and information.

For more general information about remembering the Church in your will, please visit www.churchlegacy.org.uk .

To see a short film on the difference giving can make click here.