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Founded in 1887 to insure the Anglican church, Ecclesiastical is the UK’s leading church insurer. We provide specialist church insurance for church buildings and church people, as well as a range of expert guidance, advice and support.

The Church Matters website is an important resource for church protection, offering a wealth of information to help with the day to day running of your church. We are constantly updating this website, so please keep checking these pages for the latest tips and guidance.

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Contact us on:

0845 777 3322

or email churches@ecclesiastical.com

Christmas opening hours


22-23 December: 8am-6pm
Christmas Eve: 8am – 1pm
Christmas Day/Boxing Day: Closed
29-31 December: 9am-5pm
1 January: Closed
2 January: 8am-6pm


Please note, our claims line will still be available 24 hours a day throughout this period.

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg. No. 24869. Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg. No. 1718196. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg. No. 243111. Ecclesiastical Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg. No. 2519319. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg. No. 2046087. Ecclesiastical Services Ltd (ES) Reg. No. 1811698. E.I.O. Trustee Ltd Reg. No. 941199. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JZ, UK. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc and Ecclesiastical Life Limited are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Ecclesiastical Services Limited is an appointed representative of Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Plc who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.