Leave a gift in your Will


Some gifts are easily forgotten.

Yours will last for generations.

Leaving a Gift in your Will to the National Churches Trust isn't just a gift, it's an investment.

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.

Leaving a gift in your Will helps us keep these precious buildings alive for future generations.

St Peter, Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire

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 guarantee that our nation’s rich heritage of churches and chapels will survive for many more years to come.

See the churches we have helped

There are many reasons why leaving part of your estate to charity can benefit you, your family, and other people who need your support. We are grateful to our supporters who have pledged a gift in their Will and you can read some of their stories on our 'Why leave a legacy' page.

If you would like further information about leaving a gift in your Will or adding a Codicil, please download information using the links below, or contact our Chief Executive by email or phone 020 7222 0605. There is no obligation and we would be delighted to help you further.

Legacy Information   Codicil Information

Book of Benefactors

Since 1954, over 750 supporters have left a bequest to the Historic Churches Preservation Trust, our predecessor charity, and to the National Churches Trust. Their names are all recorded in our Book of Benefactors.

'In memory' donations

'In memory' donations are a positive way to celebrate the life of a loved one or relative while helping the National Churches Trust to protect churches, chapels and meeting houses for future generations. If you would like to give in memory of a friend or relative you can make the arrangements through a funeral director. Please send any donations to 7 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QB or phone us for more information on 020 7222 0605.