Ecclesiastical Insurance

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Ecclesiastical Insurance Group PLC
Industry Financial Services
Founded 1887
Headquarters Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, UK
Key people
Mark Hews (CEO)
Products Church Insurance
Charity Insurance
Heritage Insurance
Education Insurance
Brands Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
Ansvar Insurance

Ecclesiastical Insurance is an insurance company in the United Kingdom founded in 1887. The head office is located in Gloucester.

The company is formally named Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc and is authorised and regulated by the FCA and PRA. . It is not quoted on the stock exchange but is wholly owned by Allchurches Trust, a registered charity whose objectives are to promote the Christian religion and to provide funds for other charitable purposes.[1]

It was established by the Church of England to provide insurance cover for its buildings. It now covers a wide range of insurance business, and in 2006 it ranked 16th in liability insurance and 20th in accident insurance based on UK Net Written Premiums.[2]

Customers include Gloucester Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral.


  1. ^ Charity Commission
  2. ^ Association of British Insurers

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