Growing Your Faith In Future Generations

Your legacy

Our Lord gives us all we need and more, he never leaves us empty handed. Together, we make up the Body of Christ and our collective responsibilty to share the Gospel, permeates every part of our lives, including our finances.

Throughout your life, you have given to our Church in so many ways; through prayer, your time and your money, and your legacy is a generous way of continuing that giving for future generations. Our Lord is calling for powerful witnesses to show the world how much we all need His love and what  more powerful witness can there be than to share your treasures with his church.

We are extremely grateful for all you give and we endeavour to be good stewards of your generous gift.



What Do I do Next?

All you need to do is give your solicitor our registered charity number 234091. That covers all the mission of each of our parishes in the diocese of Northampton. Your gift can be used to support the collective mission of the Church across the diocese. If you want to support specific work, you should give the full name and address of the parish or name the fund you want to support. It is that easy!

Some Catholics like to leave simple instructions for their funeral or for Mass to be said for themselves or a loved one. Your solicitor can advise if this is best done in a will, or a “Letter of Wishes” kept with your will.

Leaving a gift in your will is a very personal decision and there is no need to tell us about it. However, if you felt able to let us know of your plans, we would welcome the opportunity to thank you and to keep you up to date with our work, so that you can be sure that your gift will make a lasting difference.

If you already have a Will which you are happy with but would like to a gift to your church ask your solicitor or legal advisor to draw up a codicil – this is a simple legal addition to your existing will.

If you would like to ask questions about leaving a gift in your will to any part of the diocese, please call us on 01604 600337 or email

Thank you. Every gift in every will makes a difference.

Thank you for considering a gift in your will to our Church in the diocese of Northampton.  Anyone can leave a legacy gift to us, sometimes to benefit their parish, or the wider diocesan mission

Once you have provided for your loved ones, you might like to remember causes that are close to your heart. As Catholics, we have much to be grateful for, not least for the faith that has sustained us throughout our lives, and for our local parish. Many people generously want to play their part in making sure we have the resources for the priests and the buildings to be there for Catholics in the future.

“I thought that only really wealthy people left legacies, but I realise that’s not true. My gift is my way of showing how much I appreciate the Church as an important part of my life and helping it to be there for people in years to come”.

Charity Name: The Northampton Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust

Charity Number: 234091

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