Leaving a Legacy of Hope
One of the ways people choose to support Belfast Cathedral is by leaving a legacy to Saint Anne's in their will.
Leaving a gift to Belfast Cathedral in your will is a personal way of ensuring that future generations can continue to discover and enjoy everything that the Cathedral has to offer. Legacy gifts are a tax-effective way of giving and are incredibly important to the Cathedral making up a significant portion of our annual fundraising income.
If you would like to remember Belfast Cathedral in your will, this brochure explains what to do and includes information about some aspects of the Cathedral's life and ministry you may choose to support.
Your Legacy at work
Here are the areas of Belfast Cathedral's life and ministry where your legacy can make a vital difference:
to enable the worship of the cathedral and especially as a place where many community charities and service organisations come to give thanks to God for their work and to pray for God's guidance
to maintain one of the major iconic buildings in the province and to share it with visitors through suitable exhibitions and publications
to encourage the living musical tradition of the cathedral through choral and organ scholarships for young people and the maintenance of the wonderful organ
to support and enable the development of the ordained ministry at the cathedral in its daily witness and outreach to the city and the province
Suggested wording for leaving a legacy to Belfast Cathedral;
If you have already decided to remember Belfast Cathedral in your Will, please use the following wording to ensure that your wishes are carried out correctly:
For a Residuary gift:
"/ give the residue of my estate to Belfast Cathedral, Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2MB (Charity Ref. No. XN 46142) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the dean or other proper officer of Belfast Cathedral for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift."
For a specific request:
I give the sum of £(or the item specified) to Belfast Cathedral, Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2HB (Charity Ref. No. XN 46142) for its generalcharitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the dean or other proper officer of Belfast Cathedral for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift."