Key facts about Ecclesiastical

Part of the Benefact Group, Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services organisation which exists to give its profits to good causes. With its main operations and headquarters in the UK, Ecclesiastical also operates in Canada and Ireland.

  • Ecclesiastical Insurance offers insurance, risk management and award-winning service1 across a broad range of specialisms, including faith, charity, heritage, education, art and private client, real estate, leisure, and schemes across the UK, Ireland and Canada.
  • Founded in 1887 to provide insurance for the Anglican Church, the company now offers a wide range of commercial insurances, as well as home insurance, selling through brokers and directly.
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance is the main insurer of Grade I listed properties in the UK.
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance has been insuring independent schools for over 65 years.
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance is the leading insurer for the Anglican Church. It is also a leading multi-faith insurer – protecting churches, synagogues, mosques and Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist temples across our territories.
  • Ecclesiastical is rated best insurer by UK brokers in the charity, commercial heritage, and education sectors2.
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance is a seventeen-time winner of Fairer Finance’s best home insurance provider.
  • Ecclesiastical is proudly part of the Benefact Group, the third largest corporate donor in the UK3.

Insurance Times – Claims Excellence Awards 2023, Insurance Claims Team of the Year - Insurance Post Claims & Fraud Awards 2021, The Gracechurch Independent Report - Mid-Market Claims Monitor 2022, Risk Management Specialist Company of the Year, CIR Risk Management Awards 2022.

2 15th consecutive year – 200 broker interviews (randomly selected from BIBA approved panel) carried out by FWD – 2022.

3 DSC – The guide to UK Company Giving 2023-24.

*Awards and accreditation