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Making a Will and Giving a Legacy

Making a will, and regularly reviewing it to ensure it is kept up-to-date, makes good financial sense for your family, friends and dependants as well as your own peace of mind – it is, however, also part of our Christian discipleship.

As Christians, the Bible teaches us about God’s overwhelming generosity to each one of us, especially in the gift of Jesus. During our life here on earth we regard Christian giving as important - it’s part of our walk of faith.  However, making decisions about what will happen to our money and possessions after our deaths is also an important part of our discipleship - making appropriate provision for our families and loved ones, choosing how to express our thanks to God, and expressing generosity by supporting the causes and concerns that are important to us.

Here are links to 2 excellent web-sites with very helpful information on how and why we should both make a will and consider how our legacy reflects our stewardship of the gifts God has given us. They are:-

(click on the ‘giving and receiving’ button to access a briefing paper ‘where there’s a will there’s a way – legacy giving')

(resources to help you find out more about making a will, a checklist to use before visiting a solicitor, reflections on how the wishes we express in our wills link with decisions we make on Christian giving).