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.
Administrators Pension Fund (CAPF)
For staff of the National Church Institutions and
The Pensions Department is responsible for the administration of
these schemes. Please click here for contact details.
Information for Church employers
who participate in our pension
arrangements, or who are interested
Information for Church employers on their auto enrolment
obligations, and how Pension Builder 2014 can help.
Information on the new ways you can use your retirement
savings, and that these changes mean to you and your
Information on the free and impartial guidance service for
defined contribution members as they approach retirement.
For information on Church of England retirement housing please visit our
Updates from the Pensions Department
Keep your pension safe! - April
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
You can find out more about keeping your pension safe at the
Pensions Regulator's website:
State Pension top up guidance now available - April
The Department for Work and Pensions has published guidance on
how those who will not benefit from the new single teir state
pension being introduced from April 2016 can use a top up scheme to
provide additional state pension.
The top up scheme will be available from 12 October 2015 to
those who reach State Pension Age before 6 April 2016.
You can find out more about the current state pension, the
new single tier state pension coming in from April 2016, and how
you can top up your state pension here www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-pension-fact-sheets
State pension estimate service now available
to anyone over age 55 - February
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
Click here to find out more about the State Pension Statement
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