Allchurches Trust

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Allchurches Trust is a large national charity in the United Kingdom, headquartered in Gloucester. It was established in 1972 to act as the beneficial owner of the major insurance company Ecclesiastical Insurance, a company founded in 1887 by the Church of England.[1]

It is an independent registered charity and its objects are to promote the Christian religion and to provide funds for other charitable purposes.[2]

Initially, most of its grants were for the repair and maintenance of church buildings. Now it also supports projects that more widely benefit local communities, reflecting changes in society.


It does not fundraise; it receives its funds from the business it owns, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG), which passes on to Allchurches Trust a significant proportion of its profits. EIG is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

In 2015 the charity received £23million from Ecclesiastical Insurance.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Ecclesiastical Insurance: "Founded in 1887 to insure the Anglican church, Ecclesiastical is the UK’s leading church insurer." (retrieved 27 January 2016)
  2. ^ Charity Commission. Allchurches Trust Limited, registered charity no. 263960. 
  3. ^ Church Times: Ecclesiastical to give away £23 million

External links

  • Official website
  • National Churches Trust list of major grant funders [1]
  • The Church of England's Just Pray initiative backed by Allchurches Trust [2]
  • Income from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group in 2015 [3]
  • Allchurches Trust supports film How to Choose the Perfect Priest [4]
  • Grant from Allchurches Trust for research project by Ripon College, Cuddesden, into the role of archdeacons in the Church of England [5]
  • Christian Aid visit to study gender justice in a rural community in Kerala India with funding from Allchurches Trust [6]
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