1546 Society

The 1546 Society recognises Members and friends of Christ Church who have informed us that they intend to remember Christ Church in their will. There are currently over 200 members of the Society, spanning most matriculation years from 1937 to 2014. Benefits of membership include our annual 1546 Society Lunch in September and free entry to all Christ Church Music Society events, as we aim to thank you now for your future gift. To find out more about the 1546 Society or request a physical copy of our legacy brochure please contact Olivia Tan, Graduate Scheme Development Associate.  

Christ Church has charitable status and so receives bequests free of Inheritance Tax. Bequests for which no particular purposes are nominated will be credited to the Legacy Fund from which the Governing Body will make allocations according to need. You may wish to indicate in general terms where you would like your bequest used. 

You may like to consider leaving a legacy to Christ Church in one of the following ways:

•    A pecuniary gift specifying an amount of money that you will leave to Christ Church;
•    A legacy of a specific asset or gift in kind
•    A residuary legacy leaving your estate to Christ Church after other legacies, any debts, Inheritance Tax and expenses have been paid
•    A reversionary legacy bequeathing your estate to other beneficiaries and then to Christ Church after your death

Should you find yourself a beneficiary under a will, you may wish to consider transferring the whole or part of your inheritance to Christ Church using a deed of variation. Amounts thus transferred become free of any Inheritance Tax otherwise due.

A copy of our Legacy Brochure can be found here, and this includes example wording for a codicil and a form for letting us know your intentions