Leave a Legacy

A gift in your will can help support LST as a whole, a specific area of teaching, or perhaps a particular aspect of LST life.

For over 80 years, London School of Theology (formerly London Bible College), has provided people from all over the world with a ground-breaking, life-changing preparation for Christian life and ministry.

With the generous support of so many people who have been touched by the work of LST/LBC, we have been able to pioneer exciting new programmes and ways of learning. We want to continue to do so, to shape the future generations of Christian leaders.

Your good work doesn’t have to stop when you do. Planning and making a Will is like a letter to those who you love, empowering them to carry on your work.

Every gift, however large or small, makes a difference that can last another lifetime.

We have partnered with FreeWills.co.uk to provide all our supporters with the opportunity to make their own fully comprehensive Will for free. You can make your personalised Will online in three simple steps, from the comfort of your own home and with live support from their Will specialists. Each Will is checked by legal experts, and your Will can be updated quickly and easily, for free, forever.

There’s no obligation to leave a gift to us, but we do hope you do so to enable us to continue our important work.

Types of gifts

It will not cost you a penny during your lifetime. It is simple to do and is free from inheritance tax.

The standard Inheritance Tax rate is 40%. It’s only charged on the part of your estate that’s above the threshold. Gifts to Charities are exempt from Inheritance Tax in the UK.

  • There is no Inheritance Tax to pay if the value of your estate is below the £325,000 threshold.
  • There’s normally no Inheritance Tax to pay if you leave everything above the £325,000 threshold to your spouse, civil partner, a charity or a community amateur sports club

A share of your estate 

Known as a ‘residual legacy’, it is a percentage of what remains of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. One of the advantages of a residuary legacy is that being a percentage, it is a proportion, so you don’t need to worry changing your Will if you have changes in your estate.

A specific sum 

That is a gift of a set amount, called a ‘pecuniary legacy’.

A specific item

This could be something valuable like an antique, painting, property or shares.

If you would like to explore different ways in which you might support London School of Theology, for example thinking of a gift ‘In Memory of’ someone close and loved, please get in touch with us to discuss options: fundraising@lst.ac.uk