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Insurance for Methodist churches

Bespoke insurance offering a flexible range of cover for the various risks churches face today.

It is a sign of the times but, just like any business or home, places of worship are having to combat a rising tide of crime.

The sanctity of the church is no protection against incidents of arson, theft and vandalism. As well as opportunists and break-ins targeting arts or antiques. The soaring number of metal thefts is putting even more pressure on churches to secure their buildings and their financial futures.

These are just some of the diverse challenges facing those entrusted with the care of church premises and the safety of those who use them. 

Since 1872, Methodist Insurance has been meeting the needs of churches. Church Shield is a combined policy that continues to offer comprehensive cover for the risks you face as a church, and includes:

  • Your buildings and pipe organs.

  • Your contents.

  • Your personal effects. 

  • Your loss of income.

  • Your money. 

  • Your losses following theft by officials.

  • Your legal liabilities towards employees, authorised volunteers or members of the public following an accident.

  • Legal expenses insurance, to protect your position on a range of legal issues.

  • You or your employees or authorised volunteers being unable to work because of an accident.

  • You and anyone travelling on a church tour within the UK and Ireland.

Church Shield is designed to provide the most comprehensive church insurance available and cover provided is complete with a valuable range of support services.

As well as the extensive cover provided by the Church Shield policy, insuring with us also means that you get automatic access to services such as Building Valuations, Health and Safety Risk Assessment, Fire Prevention, Crime Prevention and Security, Schedule A, Fundraising, and National Churchwatch. 

A summary of the main features provided by our standard policy can be downloaded here Church Shield summary.

  • Church survey

    We provide our church customers with access to our unique team of Risk Management Surveyors located all across the country
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Winner of the grand prize revealed

Church community award
We are proud to announce that the winner of the grand prize, claiming the £5,000 prize is Burrington Methodist Church, North Devon.  

99% claims customer satisfaction

99%* of our customers told us they were satisfied with the service they had received.

*Based on 142 responses to Methodist Insurance half year claims satisfaction survey 2017.

Building works

If you have plans to undertake alterations or extension works to your church, you must ensure that adequate insurance is in place
Methodist Insurance PLC (MIC) Reg. No. 6369. Registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JZ. Methodist Insurance PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, Firm Reference Number 136423.