“Worcester Cathedral is a wonderful treasure. It costs over £2 million a year and receives no direct government funding. Its congregation plays a large role in raising funds but it cannot do so alone. We are the beneficiaries of the generosity of past generations. Now it is our responsibility to preserve and develop this magnificent building. Please help us to  ensure that the Cathedral will remain freely available for everyone to be inspired by and enjoy in the future.”

The Rt Revd Dr John Inge, Bishop of Worcester  Bishop_John_2008.jpg

To discuss your gift, please telephone us on 01905 732912 or email: development@worcestercathedral.org.uk

Making a tax efficient gift to Worcester Cathedral  

Throughout its history, the Cathedral has been sustained by the generosity of people who have supported its architectural development; its music and worship; and its education and work in the community. You can give make an unrestricted gift or direct it towards specific areas of our work, such as the restoration of the fabric, to education and outreach, to the Library or to music. Unrestricted gifts are directed to the area of greatest need by the Dean and Chapter.

Donations by individuals to Worcester Cathedral are tax free. There are many ways that you can make a gift: through Gift Aid; straight from your wages or pension through a Payroll Giving scheme; donating land, property and shares; and in your Will. Donating through Gift Aid means that the Cathedral can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra and all you have to do is complete the Gift Aid Declaration and return it to us. If you pay tax at the higher or additional rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation.

Please click here for a Donation Form and Gift Aid Declaration.  You can make a gift or set up a Direct Debit to the Cathedral safely and securely online using the JustGiving website. You can also donate by texting WORC01 £(amount) to 70070. A text acknowledgement will give a link to Gift Aid.

If your employer, company or personal pension provider runs a Payroll Giving scheme, you can donate straight from your wages or pension. This happens before tax is deducted from your income.

You do not have to pay tax on land, property or shares you donate to Worcester Cathedral and you get tax relief on Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax.

A gift in your Will to Worcester Cathedral is free from inheritance tax and may reduce your inheritance tax rate if more than 10% of your estate is left to charity. You can donate a fixed amount, an item or specific gift, such as property or shares, or what is left after other gifts have been given out.  

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