Help and advice for parishes and Diocesan staff


Detailed advice on managing archives and records for Diocesan and parish staff can be found via the links below: 


- Diocesan Resource Centre:

- RCAOS Archives & Records Management Advice for Parishes: Record keeping and Retention Advice for parishes


The Diocesan Archive staff are happy to assist parishes and Diocesan staff with any record or archive related query:

Jenny Delves, Diocesan Archivist (working days: Monday and Tuesday)
T: 020 7928 5592 


Findmypast for parishes

If your parish has not yet set up its free log-in to the Findmypast website, please contact the Diocesan Archivist for assistance.


Archive policies and documents

Catholic archive links

Catholic Archive Society:

Catholic Heritage (the website for the Networking Archives and Libraries in the Catholic Church project):




Sacraments of the Catholic Church

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Arrival Of The Celebrant, 7 July 1935, Canterbury Parish

Southwark Archives

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Catholic Boys’ Brigade Camp, C.1905

Accessing the Diocesan Archives

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St John's Seminary Wonersh

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History of Southwark

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