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A gift in your will

You can change lives with a gift in your will

Supporter Survey November 2021

Many Bible Society supporters have received a supporter survey through the post and it can be completed online. 

Your opinion is really important. Your honest views will help us communicate well with other supporters and also help us manage our resources wisely. 

The survey shouldn’t take long and you will need your supporter number which is shown on the paper survey.

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Changing lives in Africa for many generations

Watch our webinar, recorded 20 October 2021, to hear about Bible work among children in Eswatini. You’ll see the amazing Children’s Mission Centre, built thanks to the generosity of a UK supporter who left a gift in his will to Bible Society.

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It’s a big mission, making the Bible available to the world. For us, it started more than 200 years ago in North Wales when a girl saved for years and walked for miles to get a Bible of her own. With a gift in your will, you’ll enable future generations to experience the Bible for themselves, and the Bible will go on changing lives for good.

Around the world, the Bible is in demand. Through Bible Society, God’s word is reaching people even in the poorest communities. And if it speaks to our hearts, it should speak in our heart language, so we’re working to translate the Bible into the thousands of languages in which it’s still unavailable. That makes a gift in your will a powerful, lasting investment. Because of you, people will have something they never had before.

Download your free 22-page legacy pack today.

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See the difference a legacy has made for children in eSwatini

Bible Society volunteer Heather Clements visits the newly-opened Children’s Mission Centre in eSwatini – run by a local team and built by a legacy gift from a generous supporter in Britain.

Find out what the team in eSwatini have been up to in the year or so since Heather’s visit. The success of the children’s mission centre shows the potential of a legacy gift to continue changing lives well into the future.

How you can leave a Legacy

With Bequeathed you can start making your Will For Good straight away

Just click on the link below and follow the simple steps to create a draft free will online. A member of staff from one of Bequeathed’s partner legal firms will then advise you in a free 30-minute appointment, in person or over the phone. Once your will is complete the firm will help you with getting it signed and witnessed and store it for you, also free of charge. 

If your circumstances are complicated and you require further legal advice, the legal firm will explain what’s needed and give you a quote to consider.

Write your will with Bequeathed

If you have questions about legacies and will-writing, get in touch – our Head of Legacy Giving, Howard Barker, would love to hear from you. Call the office on 01793 418222 or email howard.barker@biblesociety.org.uk

Howard has some quick tips to help you plan your will. 

  • Think about what you have – your estate and assets – and who you’d like to be your executor.
  • Choose who you will remember in your will, including family, friends and the causes you care about, like Bible Society.
  • Decide who will write your will. Consider using Bequeathed.

There’s lots more information on our FAQs page. If there's anything else we can help you with, or if you’d like to let us know you’ve decided to remember Bible Society in your will please get in touch.

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Why our supporters leave gifts in their will

'Barbara and I have both left a legacy to Bible Society in our wills because we could see the importance, beyond our time, of people needing the Bible in their own language.

'The Bible is very important to me. It’s helped mould my life as a Christian, and I always try to encourage other people to read the Bible. Basically, I hope that through our legacy gift, people will come to the knowledge of Christ.'

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Michael Priestley

'I have been a supporter for Bible Society since then – some 45 years. I read all the magazines sent out by Bible Society, and it makes me very pleased that my money is being used to provide the Bible to people in these ways.

'I’m a churchgoer and I read the Bible daily – I have done since I was five, encouraged by my parents, and I just kept going. I have a quiet time and prayer time every day.

'I made a will after my first husband died, and I saw there was provision for charities. I thought, right, what charities do I want to support, and Bible Society was at the top of the list. It’s not an enormous legacy, but I hope it will carry on doing the things I have been supporting through my regular donations – providing Bibles for people in their own language.'

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Elizabeth Payne

'I have chosen to leave a legacy to Bible Society because there’s work that needs to be supported, particularly in China, the Middle East and North Africa, where Christianity is under pressure.

'The Bible is part of my life… There’s not much point in reading Scripture if you don’t take to heart what you’re being told. It has led me through my life to a position where I know from day to day that the Bible and the Holy Spirit speak to me in a personal way.

'My husband died four years ago, at the age of 92. We met at church and read the Bible together right up until shortly before his death.'

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Barbara Warner


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