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Bequests

A Lasting Gift for Our Cathedral

Leave a lasting legacy for future generations

Over the years, Catholics and other members of the community, through their generous gifts, have made possible first the building of St Mary's Chapel and subsequently the building and completion of the present Cathedral. In recent years, the gifts have been used to restore, conserve and complete the Cathedral. The conservation programme will continue indefinitely and it depends on the continuing generosity of our supporters.

You can help with the vital conservation of this national icon by making a bequest to St Mary's Cathedral in your Will, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

How to make a bequest

If you wish to make a bequest to St Mary's Cathedral, there are several ways to do so. Some examples are:

  • Making a gift of a specific monetary amount of your choosing
  • Making a gift of particular belongings such as books or jewellery
  • Making a gift of a particular property you own
  • Making a gift of a specified part of your estate (such as a percentage of our estate)
  • Making a gift of that part of your estate that remains after you have provided for any loved ones
  • Making a gift of your whole estate.

To obtain your FREE copy of the new Wills Guide, please contact the Bequest Manager on 1800 753 959 or email bequests@stmaryscathedral.org.au

Cardinal Gilroy Society

Cardinal Gilroy

The Cardinal Gilroy Society has been established to honour the generosity of those individuals who have pledged a bequest to any of the good works of the Sydney Archdiocese, including St Mary's Cathedral. The Society is a way that we can thank you now for your foresight and very special contribution. Cardinal George Pell is the patron of the Society.

The Society is named after Cardinal Norman Gilroy, Archbishop of Sydney from 1940 to 1971. Cardinal Gilroy made a significant contribution to Australian society and to the Catholic community. He was veteran of Gallipoli, was ordained a priest in Rome, became the first Australian born Cardinal and the first Cardinal since the reformation to receive a knighthood. In 1970 he was named Australian of the Year.

Members of The Cardinal Gilroy Society receive invitations to special events, a unique pin and a certificate. There is no cost or obligation for membership.

For further Bequest enquiries contact:

The Bequest Officer
Tel: 1800 753 959
Email: bequests@stmaryscathedral.org.au