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:

Clergy Pensions
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.

To find out about your State Pension please visit our State Pension page.


Employer Information

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

Automatic Enrolment

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

Retirement Freedom and Choice

Information on the new ways you can use your retirement savings, and that these changes mean to you and your benefits.

Pension Wise

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 Housing page.

Updates from the Pensions Department

Government launches "state pension top up" scheme - October 2015

The Government has launched a new scheme offering anyone who reaches State Pension Age before 6 April 2016 the chance to buy additional State pension and increase their retirement income by £25 per week.

You can find out more on our State Pensions page, or at the website

Your husband, wife, or partner may also be able to take advantage of this scheme.

A change in our data controlling
- September 2015

Aaron Punwani, the Scheme Actuary, is now also a joint data controller for member's personal data. Previously it was just the Pensions Board
who were considered to be data controllers and the Scheme Actuary was
considered the data processor. If you want to know what this means, please
see the ICO's website for more information

Changes to your tax free allowance on pension contributions
- August 2015

The amount of tax free savings you can make each year in a pension scheme is known as Annual Allowance, and the Chancellor changed how this works in his Autumn Budget.

We will be writing to all our members shortly to explain this. You can also find out more on our pension tax allowances page.

Equitable Life Compensation Scheme - July 2015

The Government has announced that the Equitable Life Payments Scheme, which began making payments in 2011, will close to new claims on 31 December 2015.

To find out how to claim before the end of 2015 please see our Equitable Life Compensation Scheme page.

Keep your pension safe!
- April 2015

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:

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