Remember St Bartholomew's in Your Will

St Bartholomew the Great has survived centuries of upheaval; help ensure that it continues to survive for generations to come.

Making a will is important if your wishes are to be carried out and your grieving family and friends are not placed under additional stress.

For nearly 500 years the Church of England has encouraged people to make a will. The Book of Common Prayer has a specific reminder to people to settle their estates whilst they are in good health. In doing so you are able to continue to care for your loved ones after you have died. There is also the opportunity of supporting your favourite causes after your death and helping to ensure their continuation for future generations.

St Bartholomew the Great relies on contributions for its survival. Its current condition is a testimony to generations of support. These gifts, which help to maintain, repair and improve the Church, will touch the lives of countless people, for centuries to come. St Bartholomew the Great has stood for 900 years in West Smithfield and will, God willing, remain for a further 900 years. A legacy, towards the general Fabric Fund or another area of specific interest to you, would be invaluable in preserving this ancient church.

In supporting St Bartholomew the Great you will be helping to maintain a beautiful and historic building, contributing to a tradition of wonderful music and liturgy and ensuring that it continues to be a place of inspiration for all who visit.

The policy of the Parochial Church Council of Great St Bartholomew is to use legacies or bequests to help fund significant development projects in the parish, whether buildings, equipment or staff. As circumstances change over the years, it may not be possible to fulfil specific donor requests, so church members are encouraged to leave legacies for the general purposes of the parish. The PCC will discuss with executors the most appropriate use of the legacy in the light of current projects and donor's known areas of interest in the church.



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A will can be made at any time with a solicitor and should not cost very much. For more information about making a will, including a guide explaining some of the terms, contact The Church of England's Legacy Information Line on 08445 870875, by email or by post at:

The National Stewardship Officer, Church House, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3NZ.

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