Rangiora Baptist Church - Bequest Instruction Forms
When you make a bequest to Rangiora Baptist Church, you’re contributing to the greater good of your local community. We need your support.
A bequest is an easy way to support Rangiora Baptist Church. You can even decide how you want the bequest to be used. Many bequests continue to provide valuable support to community and church, long after the gift has been received.
If you already have a Will
If you would like to include a bequest to Rangiora Baptist Church in your existing Will, you can make a simple modification by adding a codicil (a codicil is a supplement to a Will that is intended to alter or modify it). To make sure your codicil is legal, we recommend it is checked and approved by a legal advisor.
If you don’t have a Will
A Will is an important legal document so it should be prepared by a legal professional. It’s important to discuss options and specific wording with your legal advisor to make sure your Will reflects your wishes clearly, giving specific guidance on how you want your assets and personal belongings distributed when you die.
Wording for a bequest
Here’s an indication of the accepted form of words that can be used to leave a bequest to Rangiora Baptist Church:
"I give and bequeath the sum of $______(or) ______ % of my estate, (or) residue of my estate, (or) property or assets as follows
1) __________________________________________________________________ (Name Assets)
2)__________________________________________________________________ (Name Assets)
free of all charges, to Rangiora Baptist Church. The official receipt of the Executive Pastor or other authorised officer of the Church is an absolute discharge to my executors."
With or without strings attached
You may chose to leave your bequest freely, i.e. ‘no strings attached’, so that Rangiora Baptist Church can apply the funds in the areas where they are most needed, or you can specify where you would like the funds to be spent.
You can let us know about the bequest
There’s no requirement to tell us that you’re leaving a bequest to Rangiora Baptist Church. However we would like to make sure that your generous giving is suitably thanked and acknowledged in your lifetime. Deciding to tell us about your bequest can also be a good thing if your Will is challenged. If we’re in a position to demonstrate that we have a relationship with you, your wishes are less likely to be amended by the court.
Strictest confidence guaranteed
Any bequest inquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence by Rangiora Baptist Church. We will respect your wishes if you choose to remain anonymous.
Contact us about a bequest
If you would like to discuss leaving a bequest to Rangiora Baptist Church or require further information, please call 03 3134997, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the contact form.
A Codicil to Your Will is a Document you can add to your existing will, you can make a simple addition to benefit Rangiora Baptist Church.
Please complete this Codicil document and send to your lawyer or solicitor.
Download a sample HERE