Leave a Legacy

REMEMBERING TRURO CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL

Truro Cathedral has benefitted greatly since its foundation from people who have generously left a gift in their Will.

Including a charitable gift in your Will is one of the most significant ways you can make a lasting difference to the cathedral.

WHY YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED

Legacies, large or small, are vital to the future. Without them, many aspects of the cathedral’s daily life, from major restoration works to development projects which enhance people’s enjoyment of the cathedral, would not be possible.

Gifts for general use are always hugely appreciated, because they can be spent where the need is greatest at the time. Alternatively, you could express a wish that your gift is used for a purpose like cathedral music, fabric (e.g. building maintenance, facilities and equipment), or pastoral care, education and mission. Together, these make Truro Cathedral special.

We are truly grateful for every gift, and each legacy is wisely and carefully spent.

HOW TO INCLUDE TRURO CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL

Your solicitor/will-writer can provide guidance about making your Will, and it is always best to seek professional advice.

The two most popular ways to leave a gift in a Will are

A SHARE OF YOUR ESTATE

Once you have taken care of your loved ones, the remainder of your estate is known as the residue, from which you can choose to leave a share to charity. Even a small percentage of your estate could make a huge difference to the cathedral in the future.

A CASH GIFT

This is when you leave a specific amount of money to charity. Inflation reduces the value of cash gifts over the years, so you might want to revise them from time to time.

Your solicitor/will-writer will need these details when including a charitable gift to Truro Cathedral in your Will:

Name: Truro Cathedral

Address: Cathedral Offices, Old Cathedral School, Cathedral Close, Truro, TR1 2FQ

Your solicitor/will-writer might also ask for our HMRC charity reference number: X7943

It is also easy to change your existing Will to include a gift to Truro Cathedral. Your solicitor/will-writer can advise you.

GIFTS IN MEMORIAM

If you would like to make a gift in memoriam, it can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember a loved one. Please contact the cathedral office to arrange your donation.

OUR LEGACY POLICY

We welcome all gifts in Wills, however large or small, and we promise to use these gifts to make a difference to Truro Cathedral and its work.

Our legacy policy is to use gifts in Wills to help fund significant projects in areas like buildings, furniture, equipment, music and mission (including worship, pastoral care and education).

Since needs change over the years, we encourage you to leave a gift in your Will to be spent where the need is greatest at the time. Alternatively, you may want to express a wish that the gift is used in a particular area such as

  • Music
  • Fabric
  • Mission

We will publicly acknowledge receipt of gifts from Wills in whatever way you and/or your executors feel most appropriate. We can also make sure that gifts remain anonymous, if preferred.

The Church of England provides general information about legacies at www.churchlegacy.org.uk