Key facts about Ecclesiastical

Owned by a registered charity, Allchurches Trust, Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services organisation. With its main operations and headquarters in the UK, Ecclesiastical also operates in Australia, Canada and Ireland.

  • Ecclesiastical Insurance offers insurance, risk management and award-winning service across a broad range of specialisms, including faith, charity, heritage, education, art and private client, real estate 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 and is involved in insuring 10 of the UK's World Heritage Sites. 
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance insures 22,000 charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK. 
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance has been insuring independent schools for over 65 years. 
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance is the leading insurer for the Anglican Church in all our territories. It is also the leading multi-faith insurer – protecting churches, synagogues, mosques and Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist temples across our territories. 
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance is rated best insurer by UK brokers in the charity, commercial heritage, education and faith sectors1
  • Ecclesiastical insures over £300 billion worth of property. 
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance is a thirteen-time winner of Fairer Finance’s best home insurance provider.

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

  • Ecclesiastical Insurance is part of the Ecclesiastical Group, an independent, specialist financial services group that exists to give its profits to charity
  • Ecclesiastical is the fourth-largest corporate donor to charity in the UK2. The Group has donated over £99m to charity since 2016 and is aiming to reach its target of giving more than £100m by the end of September 2021.
  • The Ecclesiastical Group also includes award-winning investment management business, EdenTree Investment Management, which provides a range of ethically screened investment funds.
  • The Group’s specialist brokers, SEIB and Lycetts, provide tailored insurance products for customers in the high net worth, farming and rural estates, equine, animal trades and specialist motor insurance sectors.
  • The Group’s advisory businesses EFAS and Lycetts Financial Services offer financial advice to companies and individual customers.

FWD Annual Broker Opinion Survey Results - 200 telephone Interviews carried out by FWD during September  December 2020

2 UK Guide to Company Giving 2021/2022

Awards and accreditation

Gold ribbon from Fairer Finance Chartered Insurance Brokers No alt text available 2 Star Outstanding Company - Better Company Accreditation logo BIA - Digital Insurance Innovation of the Year award