The Diocesan Archive holds the episcopal and administrative records of the Archdiocese of Southwark from its foundation in 1850 to the present day.
Clergy are of great importance to Southwark, from the beginning of their ecclesiastical formation and ordination to their retirement and ministry beyond active parish life.
The Trustees of the Archdiocese share responsibility for governing Southwark, thereby directing how it is managed and run as a charity.
The Historic Churches Committee
The Church is called to be the Mystical Body of Christ on earth, a pilgrim people with no abiding city (cf Sacrosanctum Concilium 2,7).
The effective administration of the Archdiocese of Southwark is key to underpinning all pastoral activity, ensuring parishes and schools are run within a legal and safe framework.