Beaufort House
Brunswick Road
Financial Services,Insurance


Established in 1887, Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurance and financial services company with a passion to protect contemporary and heritage buildings, church buildings, charities, the education, real estate and faith sectors, homes and fine art.

We protect the irreplaceable – not just the bricks and mortar, objects or organisations but what they represent to the people that love and depend on them. We work hard with our partners and internal experts to research and understand current topics that concern our customers, and share insight, advice and guidance. We understand the importance of what we protect, which is why we do more to protect it.

A different kind of business

We strive to be the most trusted and ethical financial services provider, here are just a few ways we look to achieve this:

  • An ambition to donate £100m to good causes by 2020.
  • Our UK business is one of only 34 companies to hold the Business in the Community (BITC) CommunityMark
  • 61% of our employees volunteered for charities in 2017, 47% above the UK average achieved by other businesses[1].
  • We carry out around 8,000 risk management assessments each year.
  • Using customer feedback we design specialist insurance solutions with flexible cover options.
  • Voted by brokers as the best insurer in the heritage sector for 11 years running.
  • Winner of Customer Care Solution of the Year Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2018.
  • We are the leading insurer of the UK’s Grade I listed buildings Involved in insuring 8 UK World Heritage Sites.

We have three areas of specialist insurance under our ‘heritage’ banner.

  • Arts and Culture – for organisations that provide a platform for the enjoyment of the arts (museums, galleries, libraries, theatres).
  • Historic Britain – to protect buildings that contribute to the UK’s heritage legacy (castles, stately homes, gardens, monuments).
  • Business and Leisure – for owner occupier businesses that are heritage in operation or located within a building of historic or architectural significance (hotels, spas, retail, offices).

These flexible products have been designed to support the broad and varying challenges in the heritage sector. Heritage insurance is not just confined to listed buildings, we insure a wide range of properties from iconic buildings to small independent museums and businesses based in heritage sites.

[1] Average businesses achieve 14.3% – source: LBG 2017 Review

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Specialist Updates


“From the moment we contacted Ecclesiastical via our broker, Tysers, at 8am on Boxing Day, the speed and flexibility of the response was outstanding. Within hours they had deployed substantial resources of men and machinery to start getting us dried out, and it was clear from the beginning that their over-riding priority was to get the Museum restored to full operational condition with the minimum of delay and disruption. Nobody ever wants to be flooded, but on the evidence of this episode the best thing that can happen to you if you are to be flooded is to be insured by Ecclesiastical.”

Allan Winn, Director Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd