Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer providing home, church, heritage and charity insurance along with a range of financial products and services for both individuals and organisations.
Established in 1887 to provide insurance for the Anglican Church, Ecclesiastical is owned by registered charity Allchurches Trust Limited (ATL). In addition to its offices in Gloucester, London, Birmingham, and Manchester, Ecclesiastical also operates outside the United Kingdom through branches in Canada and Ireland and through subsidiary companies under the Ansvar brand in Australia.
In March 1988, Ecclesiastical launched one of the UK’s first retail ethical investment funds, the Amity UK Fund. The investment management team now offers ethically screened and non-screened investment products to both retail and institutional customers (primarily in the charity and faith markets).
In the UK, Ecclesiastical insure over 95% of Anglican churches. They also insure almost all Anglican cathedrals and over half of the synagogues in addition to 40,000 charities and community organisations.
For the year ending 31 December 2014, Ecclesiastical announced a profit before tax of £48.2m. The organisation was also able to give £23.5m to its charitable owner and is on target to achieve its aim of giving £50m to charity over three years.