Circuit and District insurance policy highlights

Our Circuit and District Shield policy is designed to provide cover for a variety of risks including:

  • Public and products liability 
    Cover for Circuit or District activities including; day-to-day operations, outreach work and organised events.
  • Employers’ liability 
    To cover Circuit or District employees and authorised volunteers.
  • Trustee indemnity 
    Personal liability insurance for Circuit or District trustees
  • Money 
    Circuit or District money up to a limit of £5,000, including damage to a safe during a theft or attempted theft.
  • Theft by officials 
    For loss of Circuit or District money caused by theft by any person in your service with a responsibility for money. 
  • Property damage 
    Protection for buildings, including manses, and contents owned by the Circuit or District.
  • Temporary accommodation 
    Following insured damage to a manse. 
  • Business equipment 
    Insured for use away from the church.
  • Loss of income
    Including rent and alternative accommodation following an event insured under the property damage section.
  • Legal expenses and legal helpline 
    Expert advice and support from DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Personal accident 
    In the event of accidental injury or death during the course of your work for the church.
Please read our Circuit and District policy wording for full benefits and exclusions of the policy.


We understand that a manse is not just a residential property, it’s an office, a meeting space, a place of ministry and pastoral care. All of these activities are automatically covered.

The legal expenses cover is provided by DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company and you should refer to your policy wording for details of the cover. 

To make a claim please ring DAS directly on:

  • 0345 601 2791 (UK only)
  • + 44 (0) 1452 875 985 (outside UK).

We provide a variety of guides, templates and tools to help Methodist Churches manage risks. You can find advice on various topics in the risk management section of the website.

Our claims team will be happy to help – you can call them on 0345 606 1331.