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Ecclesiastical was established in 1887 to protect  churches and church buildings against the risk of fire. Today, we’re an independent, specialist financial services group, providing tailored insurance solutions for organisations and people in the UK and internationally.   These include charities, the education and faith sectors,  heritage buildings, homes and fine art.

In the UK, we're the market leading insurer of Grade I listed buildings, insure more than 40,000 charities, more than 22,000 churches of all denominations, over 40% of independent schools and, with other insurers, 10 of the UK's World Heritage sites. 

Worldwide we insure over £275bn of property and we're the leading insurer of Anglican churches in all our territories. 

We also provide a  range of specialist investment management, risk management, broking and advisory services,  to meet the specific needs of our customers and business partners.

Owned by an independent charity, we are the UK's No. 1 insurer for charitable giving*.

*Source: DSC Guide to Charitable Giving

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Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg No 1718196. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg No 24869. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg No 243111. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg No 2046087. Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd (EUML) Reg No 2368571. E.I.O. Trustees Ltd Reg No 941199. EdenTree Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg No 2519319. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ. EIO and ELL are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848 (EIO) and 110318 (ELL). EFAS and EIM are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 126123 (EFAS) and 527473 (EIM). EUML is an appointed representative of EIO who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 402228.