These pages give information about the pension schemes operated by the Pensions Board.

There are 3 pension arrangements. Please follow the links for further information:

The Church of England Pension Schemes (CEPS)
For clergy and others in stipendiary ministry.

The Church Workers Pension Fund (CWPF)
For lay employees of Church of England organisations.

The Church Administrators Pension Fund (CAPF)
For staff of the National Church Institutions and episcopal staff.

The Pensions Department is responsible for the administration of these schemes.  Please click here for contact details.

Employer Section

Information for Church employers
who participate in our pension
arrangements, or who are interested
in joining.

Auto Enrolment Section

Information for Church employers on their auto enrolment obligations, and how Pension Builder 2014 can help.

For information on Church of England retirement housing please visit our Housing page.

Updates from the Pensions Department

Pension Wise - February 2015

The Government has introduced Pension Wise, a free and impartial service to provide guidance for people approaching retirement.

Pension Wise is run by the Pensions Advisory Service and the Citizens Advice Bureau.  It aims to help people with defined contribution pensions understand their pension and the options that are available to them. Click here to read more about Pension Wise, or go direct to their webiste at 

Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVCs) - End of the Tax Year - February 2015

If you are interested in topping up your AVCs before the end of the current tax year you can make a lump sum payment to us by BACS or cheque.

Payments made before 31 March 2015 will count towards the 2014/15 tax year. Any payment made after this will not be invested until the 2015/16 tax year as our office is closed on 2, 3 and 6 April. Please contact us for our BACs or cheque details.

For more information on AVC lump sum payments, please see our AVC leaflets.


State pension estimate se
rvice now available to anyone over age 55 - February 2014

The State Pension statement service is now available to anyone over age 55. This
service provides free statements of estimated state pension entitlement based on current national insurance contribution records. Previously it was only available to those over age 60.   Click here to find out more about the State Pension Statement Service

Pension Builder 2014 video
- January 2015

We have made a video to raise awareness of Pension Builder 2014 and how it can help Church organisations meet their automatic enrolment requirements. You can view the video here - Pension Builder 2014 video

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