Leaving a Legacy to Sarum College

Sarum College - front door & roses - landscapeEvery charity values legacies but for places like Sarum College, a bequest of any size can transform a project from hope to reality.

Being part of a theological learning community is hugely enriching. A gift to Sarum College will help ensure this unique place of theological enquiry is here to nurture people now and in the future generations.

Our people and buildings together make the welcome at Sarum College special. We are pleased to now generate just enough income to cover daily running costs. Special projects and improvements to education programmes and buildings are another matter, however. For these we rely on the generosity of those who share our passion for theological education and Christian hospitality.


A legacy can make a tangible difference.

Those of you who know our well-loved library will know that it had been looking a little tired.  The decor hadn’t changed since the 1970s, the carpet had holes, and our readers have had to wrap up well against the cold.

018 Sarum College 25thFeb14All that has now changed thanks to a legacy from Miss Heather Mathews, a library member who loved coming to Sarum and appreciated the personal touches offered here, such as sending books by post.

As a result of her generosity, library users will continue to enjoy Sarum’s personal service in a fresh new environment.  The refurbished library now has a new red carpet, pale walls, more electrical sockets, new lighting, improved heating and a smartly designed door.  

Our library is now an attractive, comfortable space for staff, volunteers and readers. We are sure Miss Mathews would have loved it, and we will think of her every time we go through the door of the newly refurbished library.

If you leave a gift in your Will to Sarum College, you make a lasting contribution to Christian hospitality and learning.

There are also financial benefits of leaving a gift to Sarum College in your Will.  A gift to Sarum, as a charity, is exempt from Inheritance Tax and could reduce the tax payable. Also those who leave 10% or more to charity benefit from a reduced rate of Inheritance Tax.

If you would like to discuss making a bequest to Sarum College, please contact Christine Nielsen-Craig on 01722 424812 during office hours or email cnc@sarum.ac.uk. Alternatively you can write to her at Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EE. If you prefer to schedule a confidential discussion with Christine or one of our staff, please let us know.