About us

Our story

For over 130 years, we‘ve provided specialist insurance, expert risk management and knowledge, and award-winning service* to our clients and partners.

Originally founded in 1887 as the Ecclesiastical Buildings Fire Office to protect Anglican churches and church buildings against the risk of fire, the name Ecclesiastical has stayed with us as we’ve grown.

Today we help care for what truly matters to people across a broad range of sectors, including faith, heritage, education, schemes and real estate in the UK, Ireland and Canada.

Our group

We’re part of the Ecclesiastical Group, a family of like-minded companies that include specialist insurance, investment management, advisory and brokerage businesses.

Every company in our Group has been recognised for their award-winning expertise and exceptional levels of service, and they are all united by a single culture and shared desire to make a positive difference to the lives of their customers and the communities they serve.

Find out more about the other companies in our group

Our mission

We believe in making a positive impact on the world and, thanks to our unique corporate structure and charitable ownership, we are able to directly contribute to improving society through our Movement for Good initiative.

As well as the support we give to community groups, charities and faith organisations, we also give a significant proportion of our profits to good causes, either through our own donations or via grants from our owner, Allchurches Trust.

Why choose a specialist?

Find out more about Ecclesiastical and what makes us a different kind of specialist insurer.

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