Our corporate origin dates back to the year 1909, at that time as insurance company and broker of ecclesiastical property insurances. 

Ecclesia was established as a GmbH in 1952. Our head office has been located in Detmold (North Rhine-Westphalia) since 1962.

In the postwar years, Ecclesia mainly served churches, church facilities and church employees. This changed with the foundation of several subsidiaries.

Today, we are an internationally oriented, medium-sized group of companies which is also well-positioned in the industry and trade segment, and which has continuously expanded the business segment of employee benefits and pension management. 

Milestones in the development:

1909 Establishment of Ecclesia Pfarrversicherung and first activity as insurance consultant and insurance intermediary, Cöln
1911 Establishment of Ecclesia Baulast- und Feuerversicherungsvereins auf Gegenseitigkeit zu Cöln am Rhein
1929 Liquidation of the insurer and foundation of the insurance broker Ecclesia e.V. as an adviser in civil law and economic matters and as insurance intermediary, Cologne
1949 Reactivation of Ecclesia e.V. after the Second World War, Detmold
1952 Establishment of Ecclesia Versicherungs-Vermittlungs GmbH, Stuttgart
1959 Establishment of Deutsche Vorsorge GmbH (formerly Arminia), and later also Deutsche Vorsorge Pensionsmanagement and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zeitwertkonten
1960 Establishment of UNION Versicherungsdienst GmbH together with the Deutschen Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverband
1962 Transfer of the company seat to Detmold
1963 Renaming into Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH
1976 Joining of the German Caritas Association as additional shareholder
1987 Expansion of services to include trade and industry
1990 Extension of business activity to the whole of Germany
1991 Ecclesia establishments in Austria and Hungary
1993 Integration of the Staun GmbH Versicherungsmakler, Munich
1994 Establishment of GRB Gesellschaft für Risiko-Beratung mbH
1997/1998 Co-founding of the standard-setting and certifying company proCum Cert
1999 Integration of the insurance broker City Broker, Berne; Foundation of PP Business Protection GmbH, Hamburg
2000 Carve-out of the actuarial services by founding VMD Aktuar GmbH, Detmold
2004 Joining of deas Deutsche Assekuranz-Makler GmbH, Berlin (previously DaimlerChrysler Services Assekuranz-Makler GmbH) and its affiliates; participation in the Austrian insurance broker GrECo, Vienna by merging industry business in Austria and in Hungary
2005 Establishment of Ecclesia GrECo Hospital Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Vienna (together with GrECo International AG); Joining of Geerken + Partner GmbH, HamburgAG);
2006 Strategic development of the services for outpatient healthcare, now MediCura Versicherungsservice, by joining of NAV-Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH; joining of the Interassekuranz Sitt & Overlack GmbH, Cologne and the J.L. Orth Group, Nuremberg
2007 Change of name of VMD Aktuar GmbH, Detmold to Deutsche Vorsorge Pensionsmanagement GmbH, Detmold
2011 Partner in the international broker network JLT International Network, London, joining of the insurance broker IC Verzekeringen NV, Brussels
2012 The company, which was founded in 1952, is reorganized into a holding company and its operative activities as insurance broker are transferred to an affiliate
2013 Establishment of the GrECo Ecclesia Hospital Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Warsaw (together with GrECo International AG)
2014 Establishment of Ecclesia broker assicurativo, Klausen/Chiusa
2014 Joining of Geas Sanità Insurance Broker, Rome