Church of England Diocese of Liverpool Wigan West

Legacies and Wills

We welcome all gifts in Wills, however large or small, and it is our aim to use your gift to make a difference in our parish. Our Legacy Policy is to use legacy gifts to help fund development projects that will benefit the parish, and to support outreach to our local community.

Since needs change over the years, we would like to encourage everyone to leave a gift in their Will that is for the general purposes of the parish, rather than for a specific restricted purpose. We will discuss possible uses of a legacy gift with the executors, when the time comes, keeping in mind the donor’s known areas of interest in the church (e.g. music, buildings, children and youth, mission) and the church’s priorities at the time.

Everyone can be confident that their gift will be used to make a real difference to our church’s ministry and mission.

We will discuss and agree any appropriate method to acknowledge a legacy gift with the executors, while always bearing in mind the preferences of the donor. Equally, we will make sure that an anonymous gift remains anonymous if that is the donor’s preference.

If anyone would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and how (or if) you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact Gordon on (01942) 621173 or email [email protected].

General information about leaving a legacy can also be found on the Church of England's legacy information website,