Information for Researchers

The archives are housed in modern climate-controlled facilities in the Diocesan Centre and are open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Although appointments are not required on our open days, we strongly recommend that you contact us a day or two ahead of time to ensure that not only do we have the materials available, but also to ensure that we are not going to be closed. 

Limited copying of parish records is permitted. The use of a digital camera to take photographs of records is also permitted; however, you must obtain permission of the Archives staff, and read and sign the Policy on the Use of Digital Cameras in the Reading Room, prior to doing so.

Enquiries are also welcomed by mail, email and telephone. However, only limited research can be undertaken on behalf of patrons. Please refer to the fee schedule for further information.

The archives take an individual’s privacy very seriously, and for that reason, certain restrictions must be placed on parish records. Balancing the need for privacy and the goal to facilitate research can only be achieved by co-operation with patrons and adherence to privacy legislation.

For more information see the sections on Personal Records, Genealogy & Academic Research