Author: Kate Gambles

Our Legacy Policy

Church Legacy
A lasting gift to your church

We, in the Benefice of the Arun Churches, welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference to our churches. Our Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant development projects, whether building, equipment or staff.

Since needs change over the years, we encourage you to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of the Benefice or a specific church, rather than for a restricted purpose. We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors when the times comes, bearing in mind your known areas of interest in the church, and the Benefice’s priorities at the time.

You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to our future mission and ministry, and not to cover normal day to day running costs.

We will acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel most appropriate, within the confines of the Listed Buildings Regulations. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous, if the donor prefers.

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and how/if you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact the Vicar, Fr Peter Mallinson, on 01798 839057 or email him at

If you would like to make a gift to one of our churches in memory of a loved one, please come and discuss this too. This can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember someone you have loved and see no more.

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