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Supporting Church Heritage in your will

You can help us care for our historic church buildings. Gifts in wills are a lasting legacy that will help preserve over 1000 years of history. We will ensure that your gift goes directly to those that care for our historic churches and their unique treasures where the need is greatest.

Why leave a gift?

The maintenance of historic churches across the country is financed by local volunteers with little experience in fundraising. The average annual cost of for the maintenance and repairs to parish churches is £150 million. Local communities struggle to raise these funds year after year and are in great need of financial and professional help.

For this reason, the Church of England set up the Anglican Parish Churches Fund as the national charity to support the care and conservation of its historic and at risk parish churches.

The Church of England’s 15,700 parish churches are amongst Europe’s finest historic buildings and contain an unparalleled wealth of heritage interiors, rivalling the collections of the world’s great museums and attracting millions of visitors each year.

We welcome all legacy donations, however large or small, and we commit to using your gift where the need is greatest, in the care and maintenance of the Church’s national historic churches.

The Anglican Parish Churches Fund legacy policy is to use gifts to help fund:

  • Conservation of nationally significant artefacts in danger of being lost

  • National initiatives to train parish church volunteers in the skills they need to look after these priceless buildings and collections

  • Support of churches across the country where the need is greatest through grants and strategic partnerships with other heritage organisations.

A gift in your will can make a difference today and for generations to come. To see our complete legacy policy and sample wording for your will, please click here.

If you would like to discuss how a gift in your will could make a difference to ChurchCare, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
Telephone: 020 7898 1889
Address: Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ

ChurchChare is a registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1148066

We strongly advise you consult a solicitor when writing or amending your will.