Memorial giving refers to specific gifts given in memory of loved ones who have “finished their course” on this earth. Usually these gifts are given with a specific large priced purchase in mind, such as items for worship (i.e. chasuble, candle sticks, altar frontals), items for the buildings (i.e. the stage curtain in Houghton Hall), or some major maintenance project (i.e. the renovation of a room). Gifts can be restricted to specific use, although it is preferred that such gifts are received in an unrestricted form, as needs change over the years. Unrestricted gifts are also a statement of trust that one has in the Vestry to use the funds properly. Such memorials may include an acknowledgement of the donor and the person being honored, or may be given privately, as the donor wishes.