GWP less treaty: £285.9m


Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ

t: 01452 528533


Year established: 1887

Major shareholders: Allchurches Trust

Number of UK offices: 7

Number of UK employees (2002): 800

Main lines of business: General insurance and financial services.


The Churches Purchasing Scheme; Infinex Software Systems; Ecclesiastical Insurance Office; Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management; Ecclesiastical Group Asset Management; Ecclesiastical Insurance Management Services; Aldwych Management Services; Eccint; Ecumenical Insurance Company; EIO Trustees. Ecclesiastical Life - Allchurches Investment Management Services; Hinton and Wild. EIG Ansvar (Australia) - Responsible Nominees Propriety; EIG Ansvar (New Zealand); EIG Ansvar Life (New Zealand). Ansvar Insurance Company - Crusade Services; Ansvar Pensions

Company history:

Ecclesiastical Buildings Fire Office was founded more than a century ago to meet the needs of the Anglican Church. It has grown to offer a range of general insurance products and financial services as Ecclesiastical Insurance Office.

Today it is a leading insurer of independent schools, charities and care homes, as well as churches. Additionally, Ecclesiastical has extended its activities into other areas, particularly commercial insurances of all types and a wide range of personal lines products.

A specialist schemes department also writes a significant amount of intermediary business across a wide range of business classes. Eccclesiastical operates both nationally and internationally, and is active in the field of reinsurance.

Chief officer: Graham Doswell


Graham Doswell joined the Ecclesiastical Group in 1984 and was appointed to the board in July 1997. Doswell ’s other directorships include the Baptist Insurance Company, Methodist Insurance and the Ecumenical Insurance Company. He is also a director of Pool Reinsurance Co.