Retirement housing

Exterior view of residential home

Church of England Pensions Board

Retirement housing

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The Pensions Board offers a number of retirement housing options to support our Clergy at the point they retire from active Ministry. We offer modest, affordable, retirement housing to those who need our help.

We build relationships with our customers and tailor our support to their needs.

    Our housing scheme operates under the name of CHARM – Church Housing Assistance for Retired Ministry.

    In addition to retirement housing, we provide a range of support to ensure a smooth and easy transition from active ministry to retirement.  

    We offer

    The opportunity to start planning your retirement housing up to five years before you retire.

    A choice of retirement housing and support so you can find a property that meets your needs and circumstances, within reasonable expectations.

    Clear, timely and accessible information and guidance to enable you to make informed decisions.

    Support in accessing any additional financial support you may be entitled to.

    A single point of contact regarding your property.

    Support if your housing needs change during retirement - for both existing and new customers

    When and how to apply for help

    We encourage you to contact us up to 5 years before your anticipated retirement date. The earlier you seek advice and apply for assistance, the more chance you have of finding a property that suits you, in an area you wish to live.

    Exterior view of residential home


    Find out how we can help you rent a retirement property

    Rental options
    Exterior view of residential home from end of garden

    Shared ownership

    Find out how we can help you buy a retirement property

    Shared ownership options
    Gracey Court

    Supported housing

    Find out about our 7 supported housing schemes

    Supported housing options

    “ We were supported by the team in every way, we couldn’t fault anything, all went smoothly and we are enjoying retirement”

    Customer feedback questionnaire – October 2019

    Contact us

    You can contact us:

    by phone on 0207 898 1824 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

    by email [email protected] 


    Following the latest Government instructions, our team are now working from home so at times you may find our helpline busy. If you couldn't get through to our helpline, please email us your questions and we will get back to you as soon possible.

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