Making A Will

How To Leave A Gift To Christ Church Cathedral Waterford

Although it’s not essential to consult a solicitor to make your will, we recommend you do to make sure your final wishes are carried out properly and they can assist with any queries you may have. You can find a qualified solicitor in your area via the Law Society visit


If you would like to leave a gift to help the work of Christ Church Cathedral Waterford there are three main ways to do this: A share of your estate. This can be a percentage of your estate once your loved ones are provided for, or it can be a specific percentage
of your entire estate. As this gift is a proportion of your estate it keeps pace with inflation. Fixed sum of money. You can choose a fixed sum of money, also known as a pecuniary gift. You can choose any amount you like. Gift a specific item. You may also choose to leave a particular item. Some people opt to leave an antique, a piece of jewellery or even their property to the Cathedral.


Making a Will


The idea of making a Will can be daunting, but it is something we all need to do for the sake of our families and loved ones. By making a Will, you can provide for the people you love and help make things easier for them after you are gone.

While you are drawing up your Will and have made provision for your loved ones, you can also take the opportunity to bequeath to Christ Church Cathedral Waterford



The Different Ways to Give in Your Will


We are very grateful for every single gift that we receive. Here’s a short guide to the different types of gift you can leave in your Will. If you’re not sure which is best for you, your solicitor will be happy to help you, but here are the most common types our supporters choose from:


A gift of money in your Will

You can choose to leave us a specific amount of money in your Will. This is called a pecuniary gift.


A share of your estate

Once you have taken care of your loved ones, you can leave a share of, or the remainder of your estate to us. This is called a residuary gift. 


 A specific gift in your Will


You can choose to leave a specific item, such as property stocks, shares, furniture, jewellery etc. This is called a specific gift.


Our Commitment To You

We understand that a donation in your will is a substantial gift and a very personal decision. Here are our promises to you if you are considering it:

We will ensure your gift is used wisely and cost effectively so
that it has the greatest impact.

If you choose to inform us we are nominated in your will
we will use your information sensitively and keep you up
to date on our work.


You can speak to The Dean about the work we need todo before making a decision. You can change your mind at any time, we will of course respect your decision. Your gift will be treasured.