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Free Will-writing Service

Writing or updating your Will may be something that you have kept putting off.

However, dying without a current Will could cause problems for your dependants, or mean that your wealth is taken by the state. So, it is recommended to make a Will and keep it up to date.

Special Offer

To help our supporters put their affairs in order, we are pleased to offer you access to a free Will-writing service. Many charity supporters have already taken advantage of this.

How it works

In 2023, we joined an organisation called ‘Your Catholic Legacy’ (YCL), which promotes the making of gifts in people’s Wills to support Catholic charities.

As a member of YCL, we can offer you free access to a Will-writing service.
This is how it works:

  1. Contact us using the form below, or via phone or email.
  2. We will forward your details to the National Free Wills Network.
  3. You will be sent an information pack and a list of participating law firms in your area.
  4. Choose one of these law firms and book an appointment.
  5. Once you have completed the writing of your Will, we will cover the small fee payable.

Who can use it?

Any of our UK-based supporters can use the service. There is no obligation to include a gift to our charity in your Will, however this would of course be appreciated, and if you choose to do so, then this intention is shared with us, and so helps us to understand what support we may get in the future from gifts made in Wills (an important income stream for us).

Should I include a gift in my Will for the Dominican friars?

Whether or not you choose to use the Free Will-Writing Service, making a gift to our charity through your Will is a way of creating a lasting benefit for the friars and the many people served by us.

In recent years, timely legacies have enabled the friars to replace roofs, restore our churches, and build up the funds that are essential for our day-to-day mission. With your help, we can continue to preach the gospel, teach the faith, and provide pastoral care to thousands of people every day.

Essential information about including a gift to the friars in your Will can be found here: Making a Gift in your Will

Free Will-Writing Service: Request for Information

A free no-obligation information pack will be sent to the address you give below (note: UK addresses only). 
Your Contact Details

Please do not submit shared email addresses; one email address for one individual, please. 

Privacy Notice
You are sending us your personal data. This quick summary says how we store and use it.


Your personal data are stored securely by us and used for communications and fundraising in support of our mission. We comply with current UK regulations on personal data, communications, and privacy. We only share personal data outside our organisation for specific and limited purposes, subject to strict safeguards (e.g. with printers, email service providers, statutory bodies). We use some secure third-party data processors whose servers store data outside the UK but fully comply with UK regulations. 



We consider our relationship with friends, donors and supporters to be life-long and we will retain much of your data indefinitely unless you request otherwise. 



You can ask to view, correct or erase your data at any time, and are free to withdraw any consents you give. You can complain to the UK Fundraising Regulator if we fail to respect your rights. Please note that in some cases we may be unable to erase your data if retention is required to meet our legal obligations.



News. If you want to receive news mailings from us, you must opt in to one of our mailing lists. You can do this via our website.

Appeals. We may wish to send you occasional fundraising communications by post. You are free to get these by email instead, or to opt out altogether by selecting one of the options below. 


We research our contacts to discover those who may have the ability to offer larger gifts, using public-domain sources (e.g. internet searches). Sometimes we may use a secure third-party research service to develop our understanding of those we suspect of falling into this group: their interests, financial capacity, social networks, philanthropy. This information makes it more likely that our fundraising approaches will be welcomed and appropriate.



Got any questions? Feel free to contact the Data Protection Coordinator: c/o the Development Office at the address below or email  

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