How you can make a Lasting Gift to our Parish
It has always been a great encouragement whenever someone has left a gift in his or her will to our Parish and its unique churches in the past. It’s their testimony to the faithfulness, goodness and generosity of God and their thankfulness for the life of The Octagon Parish.
Your Parish, Your Gift
Many people give regularly to the mission and ministry of the parish. We are stewards of everything we own, not just our income and gifts in wills are a natural part of that giving. They are a valuable and lasting way to invigorate the life of The Octagon Parish and its churches and transform its future. A gift in your will can be an expression of your gratitude and thanksgiving towards God, and can help keep your local church alive, and transform its future. The PCC has written a Legacy Policy confirming that, however large or small, they will use your gift to make a real difference to our church. I want to encourage everyone in our church family, old and young to make a will, review it regularly, and consider the difference a gift in your will could make.
The Revd Lindsay Yates, Rector
Our Legacy Policy
The policy of the PCC is to use gifts in wills to help fund significant development projects in the Parish. Since needs change over the years, we encourage church members to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of the Parish or a specific church building, rather than for a restricted purpose.
The PCC will discuss with executors the most appropriate use of the gift in the light of current projects and the donor’s known areas of interest in the church (e.g. children and youth, music, buildings).