Why leave a legacy?


The National Churches Trust exists to support churches, chapels and meeting houses so that they remain at the heart of the communities for which they were built and can continue to play an integral part in all our lives.

It is no exaggeration to say that without gifts in wills some of the UK’s church heritage could be lost forever. Remembering the National Churches Trust through a legacy helps us to keep the UK’s precious church buildings alive for generations to come.

Many people feel attachment to their local church. When those churches need to raise money for major repairs or putting in toilets or adding a community cafe they can rarely raise all the funds locally. Through our national grants committee we can direct legacy income to where it is most needed – we are a national resource locally delivered.

We are very grateful to the many people who, since 1954, have supported our work by leaving a gift in their Will. Today, many of our supporters have pledged to leave a gift in their Will. Together, we will help to save the UK's beautiful and historic church buildings for future generations.

Below, some of our pledgers explain why they are supporting our work.

Catharine, pledger, Shropshire

 Paul, pledger, Cornwall