Leave a legacy gift to Emmanuel

Your regular giving to Emmanuel has far reaching impact in building the church and serving our city.

Perhaps you’ve never considered the far-reaching impact of your gifts. Every gift generously donated helps us fulfil the vision that God has given us, and this impact could extend even beyond your lifetime. Leaving a legacy gift could be one way of doing this.

Once you have provided for your family, please do think about leaving a gift, no matter how small, to the work of Emmanuel.

Making a will is an opportunity to help others and express your Christian commitment. It need not be complex or expensive. However, we strongly recommend you go to a Solicitor to do this. Although you will have to pay a fee, you will receive sound professional advice and can be sure that your wishes will be achieved.

When you leave a legacy to us, the amount is subtracted from the gross value of your estate when it is assessed for inheritance tax. This will reduce the amount payable to the Exchequer and allow that money to support the good work of Emmanuel instead.

There are three ways to give in your Will:

  • Residual Legacy: the remains of an estate after all other bequests & expenses have been deducted.
  • Specific Legacy: when a particular item is bequeathed e.g. stocks or shares.
  • Pecuniary Legacy: a specified sum of money. However, please bear in mind that inflation changes the value of money dramatically in the future.

If you already have a will and would now like to include a gift to ‘Emmanuel Church’, this can be done using a Codicil. A Codicil need not change the terms of your current will, but can simply add a new instruction.

Making a will could cost you nothing when you use “Will Aid”. This is a free will service every year in November with participating Solicitors. You can find out more information at willaid.org.uk. High demand for this service means some solicitors may soon be booked out, so we recommend arranging your November appointment as soon as possible.

Charity Information: Clarendon Trust Ltd. A company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No.3546759 Registered Charity No. 1069942 Registered Office: 21-23 Clarendon Villas, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3RE

Thank you. To help us plan ahead and thank you properly, please do let us know if you have left a gift to Emmanuel in your will.