A bequest is an instruction within a Will that reserves part of your estate (eg possessions, shares, bonds or money) for a particular beneficiary. Leaving a bequest is one of the most personal ways that you can support our parish. A bequest can be a wonderful help in preserving our churches.
To make a bequest in your Will, please see a solicitor or the public trustee in your state. The following is an example of suggested wording for a bequest:
"I bequeath to (name of church) of (address of church) for its general purposes [(the whole) or (a specific amount or gift) or (a percentage) or (the residue)] of my estate free of all duties, and I declare that the receipt of its Parish Priest or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executor.”