Anglican Church

CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Under the Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978, each diocese of the Church of England must designate a diocesan record office, or offices, for the permanent records created in the diocese. The diocesan record office is usually the appropriate local record office. Current records relating to churches and clergy are maintained by Diocesan Registry Offices. In some cases historical records may be held by them also. A list of Diocesan Registries is at http://www.diocesanregistry.co.uk/

Central records

Lambeth Palace Library ARCHON 109
Church of England Record Centre ARCHON 105
Province of York. Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York ARCHON 193

Dioceses

Bath and Wells
Somerset Heritage Centre ARCHON 168,
Bath Abbey Archives
Wells Cathedral Library and Archives ARCHON 1100

Birmingham
Birmingham Archives and Heritage Service ARCHON 143
Warwickshire County Record Office ARCHON 187
Sandwell Community History and Archives Service ARCHON 146

Blackburn
Diocesan Registry, Cathedral Close, Blackburn,
Lancashire Archives ARCHON 55

Bradford
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford ARCHON 202
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale ARCHON 203
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds ARCHON 205,
North Yorkshire County Record Office ARCHON 191
Kendal Archive Centre ARCHON 24
Lancashire Archives ARCHON 55

Bristol
Bristol Record Office ARCHON 2
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre ARCHON 190

Canterbury
Kent History and Library Centre ARCHON 51
Canterbury Cathedral Archives ARCHON 54

Carlisle
Carlisle Archive Centre ARCHON 23
Kendal Archive Centre ARCHON 24
Barrow Archive and Local Studies Centre ARCHON 25
Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre ARCHON 1831

Chelmsford
Essex Record Office ARCHON 37

Chester
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies ARCHON 17

Chichester
West Sussex Record Office ARCHON 182
East Sussex Record Office ARCHON 179

Coventry
Warwickshire County Record Office ARCHON 187

Derby
Derbyshire Record Office ARCHON 26

Durham
Durham University Library Special Collections ARCHON 33
Durham County Record Office ARCHON 32
Durham Cathedral Artchives ARCHON 36

Ely
Cambridge University Library Department of Manuscripts ARCHON 12,
Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies ARCHON 10
Huntingdonshire Archives ARCHON 11
Norfolk Record Office ARCHON 153
Wisbech and Fenland Museum ARCHON 283

Exeter
Devon Heritage Centre ARCHON 27

Gloucester
Gloucestershire Archives ARCHON 40

Guildford
Surrey History Centre ARCHON 176

Hereford
Herefordshire Record Office ARCHON 44
Shropshire Archives ARCHON 166

Leicester
Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland ARCHON 56

Lichfield
Lichfield Record Office ARCHON 171
Staffordshire Record Office ARCHON 169
Shropshire Archives ARCHON 166

Lincoln
Lincolnshire Archives ARCHON 57

Liverpool
Liverpool Record Office ARCHON 138
Lancashire Archives ARCHON 55

London
Lambeth Palace Library ARCHON 109
London Metropolitan Archives ARCHON 74. Includes St Paul’s Cathedral Archives previously held at the Guildhall Library
City of Westminster Archives ARCHON 94

Manchester
Manchester Archives and Local Studies ARCHON 127

Newcastle
Northumberland Archives ARCHON 155

Norwich
Norfolk Record Office ARCHON 153

Oxford
Oxfordshire History Centre ARCHON 160
Berkshire Record Office ARCHON 5
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies ARCHON 8

Peterborough
Northamptonshire Record Office ARCHON 154
Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland ARCHON 56

Portsmouth
Portsmouth Record Office ARCHON 42
Hampshire Archives and Local Studies ARCHON 41
Isle of Wight Record Office ARCHON 189

Ripon and Leeds
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds ARCHON 205,
North Yorkshire County Record Office ARCHON 191

Rochester
Kent History and Library Centre ARCHON 51
Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre ARCHON 1204
Bexley Local Studies and Archives Centre ARCHON 79
Bromley Local Studies and Archives ARCHON 81

St Albans
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies ARCHON 46,
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service ARCHON 4

St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Suffolk Record Office: Bury St Edmunds branch ARCHON 174
: Ipswich branch ARCHON 173
: Lowestoft branch ARCHON 175

Salisbury
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre ARCHON 190
Dorset History Centre ARCHON 31
Hampshire Archives and Local Studies ARCHON 41

Salisbury Cathedral Archive ARCHON 523

Sheffield
Sheffield Archives ARCHON 199
Doncaster Archives ARCHON 197

Sodor and Man
Manx National Heritage Library and Archives ARCHON 147

Southwark
London Metropolitan Archives ARCHON 74
Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre ARCHON 89
Greenwich Heritage Centre ARCHON 83
Bexley Local Studies and Archives Centre ARCHON 79
Bromley Local Studies and Archives ARCHON 81
Sutton Local Studies and Archives Centre ARCHON 362
Surrey History Centre ARCHON 176

Southwell and Nottingham
Nottinghamshire Archives ARCHON 157

Truro
Cornwall Record Office ARCHON 21

Wakefield
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield ARCHON 47

Winchester
Hampshire Archives and Local Studies ARCHON 41
Southampton Archives Office ARCHON 43
Guernsey Island Archive ARCHON 828
Jersey Archive ARCHON 1539
London Metropolitan Archives ARCHON 74 (AIM25 entry)

Worcester
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service ARCHON 45
Dudley Archives and Local History ARCHON 145

York
York Minster Archives ARCHON 195
Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York ARCHON 193
East Riding of Yorkshire Record Office ARCHON 47
North Yorkshire County Record Office ARCHON 191

Royal Peculiars
Westminster Abbey Muniment Room and Library ARCHON 119
St George’s Chapel Archives, Windsor ARCHON 260

CHURCH IN WALES

Dioceses

Bangor
National Library of Wales ARCHON 210
Gwynedd Archives Caernarfon Record Office ARCHON 219
Powys County Archives Office ARCHON 223

Llandaff
National Library of Wales ARCHON 210
Glamorgan Record Archives ARCHON 214

Monmouth
National Library of Wales ARCHON 210
Gwent Archives ARCHON 218

St Asaph
National Library of Wales ARCHON 210
Flintshire Record Office ARCHON 208
Powys County Archives Office ARCHON 223

St David’s
National Library of Wales ARCHON 210

Swansea and Brecon
Gwent Archives ARCHON 218
Powys County Archives Office ARCHON 223
West Glamorgan Archive Service ARCHON 216

EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF SCOTLAND

Central records

National Records of Scotland ARCHON 234

Dioceses

Many Episcopal Church of Scotland archives are held privately. The catalogues can be viewed (and the National Register of Archives for Scotland reference number is given) but to view material, contact must be made through the National Register of Archives for Scotland

Aberdeen and Orkney
Most archives held privately (NRAS 1829 and 3016). Contact the National Register of Archives for Scotland
University of Aberdeen Special Collections Centre ARCHON 231

Argyll and The Isles
Argyll and Bute Council Archives ARCHON 245

Brechin
University of Dundee Archive Services ARCHON 254

Edinburgh
Most archives held privately (NRAS 2702). Contact the National Register of Archives for Scotland
National Records of Scotland ARCHON 234

Glasgow and Galloway
Glasgow City Archives ARCHON 243
Some archives held privately (NRAS 2704). Contact the National Register of Archives for Scotland

Moray, Ross and Caithness
Archives held privately (NRAS 2705, 3070, 3166 and 4318). Contact the National Register of Archives for Scotland

Saint Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
Perth and Kinross Council Archive ARCHON 252
Some archives held privately (NRAS 2706). Contact the National Register of Archives for Scotland

CHURCH OF IRELAND

Central and other records

Representative Church Body Library, Dublin ARCHON 628
Library, Trinity College Dublin ARCHON 630

Dioceses

Armagh
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland ARCHON 255

Armagh Public Library ARCHON 1073

Clogher
Public Record of Northern Ireland ARCHON 255
Representative Church Body Library ARCHON 628

Connor
Public Record of Northern Ireland ARCHON 255

Cork, Cloyne & Ross
Representative Church Body Library ARCHON 628

Derry & Raphoe
Public Record of Northern Ireland ARCHON 255
Representative Church Body Library ARCHON 628

Down & Dromore
Public Record of Northern Ireland ARCHON 255

Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh
Representative Church Body Library ARCHON 628

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