You can choose to help the important work of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney by making a bequest. A bequest is a gift of part of your estate made in your Will. Your estate is the total of all your assets and possessions when you pass away. By making a bequest, you will provide support for many ministries provided by the Church. Your generosity will make a difference to the lives of many.

If you would like to make a bequest, there are many ways to do so. For example: a gift of a specific amount of your choice; a gift of particular belongings such as jewellery; property that you own; a percentage of part of your estate; a gift of that part of your estate that remains after you have provided for any of your loved ones; a gift of your whole estate.

By making a bequest, you can also elect to contribute to a specific important work of the Church.

For your final wishes to be honoured, you must have a valid Will. For this reason, it is very important that you arrange to have a valid Will drawn up by a solicitor.

For more information, please contact the Bequest Manager on 1800 753 959 or email

Appropriate Wording for Bequests

If you would like to assist the Church to continue its charitable works, we recommend the following standard clause:
I give to the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of Sydney the sum of …………….
for the purpose of (select from the following):

The Charitable Works Fund
The Priests’ Retirement Foundation
The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
My local parish (please specify ……..)
St Mary’s Cathedral

If you wish to leave the whole or part of your estate, then this clause will have to be adapted accordingly in consultation with your solicitor.