Leaving a Legacy

St Alban

Leaving a legacy to St Albans Cathedral is one of the most effective ways that you can support the Cathedral and safeguard its work and mission for future generations.

Unlike many Cathedrals, St Albans does not have a significant endowment and is therefore highly dependent on the generosity of individuals and organisations that support our mission. However we also need to build for the future and to undertake important projects that simply cannot be funded from regular income.

Leaving a legacy, regardless of its size, makes a real difference to the Cathedral and as part of Chapter’s policy:

  • All legacies are used to support the long-term development of the Cathedral, its work and worship.
  • Your gift will be exempt from inheritance tax with none being spent on administration.
  • You can specify whether your legacy is used for general cathedral purposes or music, fabric or education - which will be honoured by the Dean and Chapter.

Recent legacies have enabled the Cathedral to sponsor a chorister and extend, relight and polish the quire, for which the Cathedral is exceptionally grateful. None of this would have been possible without these legacies.

To find out more

Making a will for the first time or updating an existing will does not have to be complicated or expensive.

For information on how you can provide vital long-term support to St Albans Cathedral please speak to a member of clergy or download the legacy handbook.

Download the legacy handbook (PDF)


Alternatively please email Steph Pisharody in the Development Office at

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