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Clergy Pensions

The Clergy Pensions Fund is a defined benefit pension scheme.  It was established in 1976 under Chapter XIV of the Constitution of the Church of Ireland.

The Church of Ireland Clergy Pensions Trustee Limited was established in 2010 and assumed the Trusteeship of the Clergy Pensions Fund from 1 January 2011.

The Representative Church Body, which was Trustee of the Fund prior to 2011, is the sole shareholder of the Church of Ireland Clergy Pensions Trustee Limited. 

The Church of Ireland Clergy Pensions Trustee Limited is the Trustee of the Church of Ireland Clergy Pensions Fund.  It is responsible for the stewardship of the Fund in accordance with the provisions of Chapter XIV (the Trust Deed and Rules of the Fund).

The powers and duties of the Trustee are set out in section 12(1) of Chapter XIV.
The Trustee Directors are appointed by the Representative Church Body (RCB) on the nomination of the Church of Ireland Pensions Board and the RCB Executive Committee.

Certain duties in relation to the Clergy Pensions Fund are delegated by the Trustee to the Representative Church Body, the Church of Ireland Pensions Board and the RB Investment Committee. 

An Explanatory Booklet, designed to give guidance and an outline of the benefits provided, is available to any member on request from the Pensions Administration Manager or by clicking on the link below.

Benefit Statements as at 30 June are issued annually to all Fund members.

The following documents are available to download by clicking on the relevant links:

Any further queries about the Fund or about individual members’ entitlements, including requests for paper copies of any of the above documents, should be directed to:

The Pensions Administration Manager
Church of Ireland House
Church Avenue
Dublin 6
Email pensions@rcbdub.org
Tel +353–(0)1–4125630