These pages give information about the pension schemes operated
by the Pensions Board.
There are 3 major pension arrangements. Please follow the links
for further information:
The Pensions Department is responsible for the administration of
the schemes, contact details can be found on our Contact the Pensions Department
Dr Jonathan Spencer has written an open letter to the
Church of England newspaper regarding the valuation of the clergy
pension scheme. You can download a copy by clicking the link on the
Please note that you will require Adobe
Acrobat Reader to access the document.
From October 2012 the Government introduced a requirement for all
UK employers to automatically enrol their eligible employees into a
recognised "workplace pension scheme".
A workplace pension scheme must meet one of the Governments new
tests in order to qualify as a recognised scheme. The Church of
England Pension Scheme (CEPS) for Clergy, the Church Workers
Pension Fund (CWPF) Defined Benefit Scheme and the Church
Administrators Fund (CAPF) all meet one of these new
The Church Workers Pension Fund (CWPF) Pension Builder
is a hybrid scheme that cannot easily satisfy the tests required
for auto-enrolment. It is different from a conventional schemes and
this presents difficulties in relation to certifying that the
scheme meets the auto-enrolment tests.
The Pensions Board has therefore opened a new section called
2014 which does meet the tests. For further information on
2014 please follow this link:
Those members of the Clergy pension scheme and the CCSS who paid
Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to Equitable Life's with
profit fund between 1 September 1992 and 31 December 2000 may be
due compensation. If this is the case, the administrators of the
Equitable Life compensation scheme will contact you directly by
writing to your home address.
For more information on the eligibility for the compensation
scheme please see:
Equitable Life Compensation Scheme
Please contact the Pensions Helpline (0207 898 1802),
email pensions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or write to us, if you have any other questions about