We have been very fortunate over the years in receiving bequests for the benefit of St. Winefride’s church and parish.

Most people do not know that the official recipient of such bequests is the Diocese, which then makes these funds available for administration by the named parish or priest.

Below is a suggested form of wording for those willing any part of their estate to the Church.

Follow this with the formula of bequest as below

DOWNLOAD HERE

================================================================

FORMULA OF BEQUEST

‘I give …………………………………………………….. to the person who shall at my death be the

Roman Catholic Bishop exercising jurisdiction over Roman Catholics resident in the Roman

Catholic Diocese of Southwark, or if there be no such person then to the person who shall

at my death be exercising ecclesiastical jurisdiction over such Roman Catholics as Diocesan

Administrator in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Roman Catholic Church

to be applied by him for or towards such lawful charitable purposes as shall be in his

absolute discretion think proper in connection with the Parish of

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

I declare that the receipt of the Financial Secretary of the Diocese of Southwark at the time

of my death shall be a full discharge to the executors of my will in respect of same.’

Follow this with the formula of bequest as attached.

=================================================================