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More than 100 years of insurance expertise


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. 


1909 Establishment of Ecclesia Pfarrversicherung and first activity as insurance consultant and insurance intermediary, Cöln
1911 Establishment of Ecclesia Baulast- und Feuerversicherungsverein 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 G.m.b.H., Stuttgart, additional shareholders EKD, Diakonisches Werk der EKD
1959 Establishment of Deutsche Vorsorge GmbH ("Arminia")
1960 Establishment of UNION Versicherungsdienst GmbH together with the Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband – Gesamtverband e. V.
1962 Transfer of the company seat to Detmold
1963 Renaming into Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH
1976 Joining of the Deutscher Caritasverband e. V. as additional shareholder of Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH
1980 Acquisition of the Middelberg GmbH Versicherungsmakler, Osnabrück
1982 Acquisition of the VMD Versicherungsdienst GmbH
1987 Expansion of services to include trade and industry
1991 Ecclesia establishment in Austria
1993 Acquisition of the Staun GmbH Versicherungsmakler, Munich
1994 Establishment of GRB Gesellschaft für Risiko-Beratung mbH

Foundation of PP Business Protection GmbH, Hamburg

2000 Establishment of Deutsche Vorsorge Pensionsmanagement GmbH, Detmold
2001 Participation in VMD-PRINAS GmbH Versicherungsmakler, Essen

Joining of 

Participation in GrECo, Vienna by merging industry business in Austria and in Hungary


Establishment of Ecclesia GrECo Hospital Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Vienna (together with GrECo International AG)

Acquisition of Geerken + Partner GmbH, Hamburg

Establishment of EOS RISQ Deutschland GmbH, Detmold


Strategic development of the services for outpatient healthcare, now Ecclesia med GmbH, by joining of NAV-Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH, Cologne

Joining of the

  • Interassekuranz Sitt & Overlack GmbH, Cologne
  • J. L. Orth Group, Nuremberg
  • GEREON Versicherungs-Vermittlungs-GmbH, Cologne
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für ZeitWertKonten mbH, Detmold

Establishment of Deutsche Gesellschaft für ZeitWertKonten mbH, Detmold


Establishment of ECCLESIA mildenberger HOSPITAL GmbH, Detmold

Acquisition of the remaining shares in VMD-PRINAS GmbH Versicherungsmakler, Essen

2011 Joining of the insurance broker IC Verzekeringen NV, Brüssel
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.


Participation in Concordia NV, Gent

Participation in Concordia De Keizer, Rotterdam including Veerhaven Assuradeuren


Establishment of Ecclesia Broker Assicurativo S.r.l., Klausen

Joining of GEAS Sanità S.r.l., Rome

Establishment of Ecclesia Gruppe Assekuranz-Service GmbH, Detmold


Establishment of 

2016 Acquisition of the remaining shares in Concordia NV, Strombeek-Bever
2017 Acquisition of KS Assekuranz-Makler GmbH, Eschbach

Acquisition of

Acquisition of a majority shareholding in Finance & Insurance Group, Amsterdam


Acquisition of 

Merger of J. L. Orth GmbH Assekuranzmakler into deas Deutsche Assekuranzmakler GmbH

Merger of KS Assekuranz-Makler GmbH into IAK Inter-Assekuranz Versicherungsmakler GmbH

Foundation of the international broker network ECCLESIA GLOBAL NETWORK (EGN)


Acquisition of CFG Finance GmbH

Acquisition of a majority shareholding in km credit consulting Gmbh

Merger of

  • deas Deutsche Risk Consult GmbH, Berlin,
  • EOS RISQ Deutschland GmbH, Detmold,
  • Hemmer & Felder GmbH, Köln,
  • IHA Industrie- und Handels-Assekuranz Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Koblenz,
  • ISO Interassekuranz Sitt & Overlack GmbH, Köln,

into deas Deutsche Assekuranzmakler GmbH

Acquisition of Sibbing Adviesgroep B.V.

Merger of Medicuritas GmbH Assekuranzmakler into Ecclesia med GmbH

Foundation of the reinsurance broker Ecclesia Reinsurance-Broker GmbH


Acquisition of the majority shareholding company of the SCHUNCK GROUP GmbH & Co. KG

Acquisition of Kegels & Van Antwerpen NV

Merger of Employee Benefits Consultants Nederland B.V. und Gebr. Sluyter B.V. to Ecclesia B. V. (formerly Concordia De Keizer B.V.)

Acquisition of a majority shareholding in Xolv BV by Ecclesia Holding The Netherlands B.V.

Participation in  LIVA Partners Ltd., London


Merger of Middelberg GmbH Versicherungsmakler into deas Deutsche Assekuranzmakler GmbH

Merger of GEREON Versicherung-Vermittlungs GmbH into deas Deutsche Assekuranzmakler GmbH

Merger of ECCLESIA mildenberger HOSPITAL GmbH, renamed to  Ecclesia Universitätsklinken, into Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH,

Merger of Staun GmbH Versicherungsmakler into Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH

Merger of Geerken + Partner GmbH into Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH