New Legacy Appeal encourages Methodists to celebrate life
14 April 2016
The Methodist Church in Britain has launched a
new set of materials encouraging people to consider thinking
about the Church when writing a will.
film supporting the material, titled 'Your Will is Your
Legacy', is being shown in Methodist Synods across the country and
features Vice-President Designate, Rachel Lampard, speaking about
her own personal experience of Methodism.
In the video, Rachel says: "I was born into the Methodist
Church. It has nurtured me in my faith. It has taught me so much
that's important: about being a good neighbour, learning to forgive
and about helping people in practical need as well as working for
"What I leave behind in my will enables what I hold dear in my
life to continue after I've gone."
The Methodist Church in Britain facilitates a wide range of
church-led projects across the world, as well as supporting its
members and church buildings. Hermira Nelson-Okrafor, Fundraising
Manager, added: "Through prayer, participation and financial
giving, the Church has helped - and continues to help - hundreds of
"One recent example is the erection of the new Annie Douglas
House at Cliff College, providing 18 en suite rooms and a seminar
space for students at the college, funded in part through generous
"In this Legacy Appeal, we're encouraging people to consider a
gift in their will as an extension of their personal giving; a way
to continue supporting one's passions long after death.
"Any legacy is an act of great generosity, no matter how big or
small. If you're considering supporting the Methodist Church in
Great Britain through your will, we'd love to hear from you."