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Leave a Lasting Legacy

Remembering Coventry Cathedral in your Will

You can play a vital part in enabling tens of thousands of people to benefit from all that is Coventry Cathedral.

Everyone should have a will and keep it up to date. It is the only way to ensure that your wishes are followed after your lifetime.

You can play a vital role in securing the future of Coventry Cathedral, its ministry and its iconic heritage. Enabling tens of thousands of people to benefit from your commitment by leaving part of your estate to secure the Cathedral’s future. This can be from just 1% of your estate or a nominated amount.

Your gift in your Will secures your legacy

We will work with you to decide where you would like your afterlife donations to go. You may be passionate about the Ruins, The Blitz Museum, Cathedral Music or its heritage, whatever and wherever you want to leave a lasting memory of your legacy will be secure.

Every legator becomes an 'Angel of Hope' a guardian of the future of Coventry Cathedral. They will be remembered in Coventry Cathedral's 'Book of Remembrance' with gratitude for their legacy and VIP access to benefactor events.

If you are considering making a Will, we strongly recommend that you take independent legal advice.

What types of legacy are there?

There are two kinds of legacy that you may wish to consider:

A specific legacy

This is a fixed amount, a property or some specific item. We would recommend using the wording below:

“I bequeath to Coventry Cathedral the sum of £…. And I declare that the receipt of the Dean and Chapter for the time being or other proper officers of the charity shall be sufficient discharge for such legacy.”

A residuary bequest

This is what remains of your estate following specific bequests to family and friends. We would recommend the wording below.

“I bequeath to Coventry Cathedral all (or ...% share) of the residue of my Estate and I declare that the receipt of the Dean and Chapter for the time being or other proper officer of the charity shall be a sufficient discharge of the same.”

How you can help

A donation in your Will could support the ongoing cycle of conservation work needed for the medieval ruins. Or it could help to preserve the highly visible and audible standard of our choirs for decades hence, ensuring a world-class experience for future choristers with superb instruments and music to augment their reputation. A donation in your will could also ensure the long term survival of our schools team with all their ground-breaking local and international work or help to reconcile humanity to the ‘other’ for generations to come, providing for a “kinder more Christ-like world”.

Each year we will invite those who have pledged a legacy to a couple of exclusive events at the Cathedral so you can keep in touch and hear more about our plans, activities, mission and ministry. The details of your pledge do not need to be provided to us. We simply need to know if you have included us in your Will so we can include you on the invitation list.

Contact us for help or advice

For further information on how you might help Coventry Cathedral or discuss a potential legacy, please contact:

  • The Fundraising Team
  • Coventry Cathedral, 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB
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  • Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 1226

We welcome any amount for any of the areas outlined here. Specific projects can be identified to suit a particular interest that you may have. Please contact us to arrange a meeting to discuss this further. Once you have decided what you would like to give you can make a gift to the Cathedral in your Will by completing a codicil form and sending this to your solicitor, who will also be able to guide you further on creating your will.

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