Our advice sheet tells you all the vital information you need to know about how to leave a legacy to the National Churches Trust.
Some gifts are easily forgotten, yours will last for generations
Many of the UK's historic churches, chapels and meeting houses are fighting a battle against the ravages of time. We need to make sure they get the repairs and renovation they need to remain open at the heart of local communities.
By leaving a gift in your Will to the National Churches Trust (formerly the Historic Churches Preservation Trust) you can help us restore churches in every sense of the word. A gift of just 1% of your estate will help to ensure that our nation’s rich heritage of churches and chapels will survive for many more years to come.
Leaving a gift in your Will is not as complicated as you may think. Here are answers to some of the questions we are asked.
It’s not always known that a gift made to charity in a Will is tax free.
Paul Mollard, of Cornwall has a passion for old churches including the tiny church of Patricio in Partrishow, Powys. Discover why he, and others decided to leave a lasting gift in his Will.
"What I enjoy most about churches is their art."
"My legacy can and will make a material difference to others in the future."
Who are we?
Continuing the work of two previous organisations, we have been supporting churches for more than 200 years. Based in Westminster, our vision is that church buildings across the UK are well maintained, open to everyone, sustainable and valued. Find out more about our team and the work we do.About us
Helping preserve the nation's rich heritage
A gift of just 1% of your estate will help ensure that our nation’s rich heritage of churches and chapels will survive for many more years to come.See the churches we have helped
We've helped keep open, in good repair and supporting local people since 2007
14 Churches and chapels
Removed from the Heritage at Risk Register in 2021 with the support of our grants
£ 5.2 million we awarded in 2021
To churches and chapels for urgent repairs, new facilities such as loos and kitchens and essential maintenance