Church of England Pensions Scheme

The Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (CEFPS), also known as the Clergy Pension Scheme, provides pensions for Clergy and licensed lay workers.

To find out more please read the Members' Guide.


Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)

You can increase your retirement benefits by paying AVCs. Further details are on our Clergy AVCs page.

State Pensions

Your benefits are in addition to your State Pension. You can find out more about your State benefits at our State Pension page.

Planning for retirement

Planning for retirement is vital, and the transition between working life and retirement is made easier if you plan early. To find out more please see our planning for retirement page.

Keep your pension safe!

Pensions are becoming an increasingly attractive target for fraudsters and other criminals because of the new pension freedoms. Please be careful with cold calls, texts or letters from people or organisations making claims that they can help you access your pension.

If you are in any doubt about your options or the advice you have been given, you should talk to The Pensions Regulator or a regulated Independent Financial Adviser.

You can find out more about keeping your pension safe at the Pensions Regulator's website: