Key facts about Ecclesiastical

Owned by a registered charity, Benefact 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.

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 CIR Risk Management Awards 2022 - Risk Management Specialist Company of the Year Chartered Insurance Brokers Living wage employer logo 2 Star Outstanding Company - Better Company Accreditation logo British Insurance Awards 2021 - Digital insurance innovation of the year