Remembering Exeter Cathedral in your will can make a real difference to the future of the Cathedral. Gifts in wills have helped to protect our heritage and our traditions through the ages. Such gifts have maintained the fabric of the Cathedral, endowed our music and our library, and supported our daily life and work over the centuries.
During the past three years, all unrestricted legacies to Dean and Chapter have been put into our development fund, and it’s this that has allowed us to apply to the National Lottery Heritage Fund with our initial match-funding. All gifts, including some relatively small ones, are helping to make a massive impact because they are being used to attract other donations and grants.
You may choose to support the Music Foundation Trust whose endowment fund is vital, supporting as it does half our annual music costs. The trustees are keen to build the fund to contribute all of the music costs in the next ten years. This will help to secure the future of one of the most vulnerable aspects of Cathedral life.
You may wish to make a gift to the Friends, whose funds help to conserve our beautiful Cathedral for the long term and support Cathedral life in many different ways. Friends’ grants currently help us to fund the cost of our stonemasons and develop their skills and training as they work round the Cathedral caring for every stone.
To leave a gift to Exeter Cathedral in your will, please drop a note to your solicitor, stating which organisations you would like to support:
• The Dean and Chapter of Exeter,
• Exeter Cathedral Music Foundation Trust (charity number 297365),
• and The Friends of Exeter Cathedral (charity number 207096).
There is no obligation to let us know about your intentions but if you do let us know, we will be able to say thank you in your lifetime by inviting you to join The Grandisson Circle. As a member of The Grandisson Circle you will be invited to an exclusive event each year, which will provide an opportunity to hear first-hand about our latest work and future plans, to share hospitality and the joy of music together. As a token of our thanks we will also send you a specially commissioned enamel lapel badge to wear, as a member of The Grandisson Circle.
To let us know your intentions and also join The Grandisson Circle, please download and complete our pledge form, using the link below.
If you would like us to send you a form in the post, or if you would like to discuss your gift in confidence with our Director of Development, please contact Jill Taylor:
Telephone: 01392 413174
Post: Jill Taylor, Director of Development, Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, EXETER, EX1 1HS