Remembering the Cathedral in your will is one of the most personal and significant ways you can help. You can support the Cathedral generally, or you may wish to support something specific - the fabric of the building, our music, our mission work, or our social justice work in the community - all gifts, whatever type or size, play a vital role and even a small percentage of an estate can have a trans-formative impact.

All legacy gifts to the Cathedral are exempt from Inheritance Tax and a gift of 10 per cent or more of an estate could reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax payable from 40 to 36 per cent. 

Making a will is simple and best done through a qualified solicitor, and we would suggest discussing the following wording with your own advisor if you are considering remembering the Cathedral in this way:

“I devise and bequeath [£X / X percentage] of the residue of my estate absolutely to the Corporation of Liverpool Cathedral of St James’ Mount, Liverpool, L1  7AZ [for its general purposes / for the maintenance of the Cathedral Fabric] with the full power to expend capital as well as income for
such purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Chief Officer or other authorised officer of the said Chapter shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees.”

If you would prefer to discuss your options in person, please contact our Fundraising Director, Julia Bates, who will be delighted to talk to you in confidence.  
T: 0151 702 7248 
E:  2024@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk