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whose inheritance is it anyway?

By Heather Tomlinson | 13 August 2015

For most of us, our biggest act of generosity will be fulfilled when we die.

The details are decided years or sometimes decades, earlier: the question of who we leave all our possessions to when we die. Many of us think that this is our own personal decision, and it’s a very important one, that gives a profound message of who we are and who we love.

But a recent court ruling has reminded us that inheritance is not just a matter of who we choose to leave our worldly goods to.


How can Stewardship help with Legacy Giving?

By Catherine Durant | 17 October 2014 | Comments (1)

Christian Legacy

If you’ve been considering the idea of leaving a leagacy gift, Stewardship can help make it easy for you to remember charities in your will.


Why should I leave a legacy?

By Catherine Durant | 10 October 2014

Christian Legacy

What are you building?

“The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest.  He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do?'

He had to make an important decision, but he had no one to talk it over with but himself.

“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.  But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ Luke 12:16-20


Christian Legacy Week: What legacy will you leave?

By Catherine Durant | 7 October 2014

Christian Legacy Week

Christian Legacy Week: Monday 13th – Monday 20th October 2014

Christian Legacy is a unique partnership between a group of leading charities who are raising awareness of legacy giving in the Christian community. This October marks the first ever Christian Legacy Week bringing this rarely discussed issue into the spotlight, with the hope of continuing the vital work of Christian charities in furthering the gospel and transforming lives.


no strings attached

By Sarah Clayton | 24 May 2013

“And we still have £30k set aside, which was kindly left in Mabel Dawsey’s will, towards the parish’s work with lame animals…”

OK, this is a slightly ridiculous example, but it’s amazing how many churches and charities are sitting on funds which can’t be touched because they have to be used for the purpose specified by the giver.