Diocesan Archives

Diocese of England and Wales

ARUNDEL AND BRIGHTON 

  • Archivist: Hazel State
  • Email: archives@abdiocese.org.uk

BIRMINGHAM

  • Archivist: Naomi Johnson
  • Email: archives@rcaob.org.uk
  • Open: Thursday-Friday; 8am-4pm  —- at this time, public access to the archive is not possible, please check the archive website for updates
  • Website: http://www.birminghamarchdiocesanarchives.org.uk/ 
  • Contact: Cathedral House, St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6EU
  • Telephone: 0121 230 6252

BRENTWOOD

CARDIFF

CLIFTON

EAST ANGLIA

HALLAM

  • Vacant

 HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE

  • Vacant

 LANCASTER

  • Archivist: Fr Paul Harrison 

 LEEDS

 LIVERPOOL

MENEVIA

  • Archivist: Alan Randall (Records Manager for diocese)
  • Email: records@menevia.org
  • Open: The diocesan archives are accessible by appointment only. —- The archives remain closed under Covid guidance at this time
  • Website:
  • Contact: Menevia Archives, Diocesan Offices, 27 Convent Street, Greenhill, Swansea SA1 2BX
  • Telephone: 01267 231639

 MIDDLESBROUGH

 NORTHAMPTON

  • Archivist: Brin Dunsire (Records Manager for diocese)
  • Contact Address: The Archives Department c/o Bishop’s House, Marriott Street, Northampton NN2 6AW

 NOTTINGHAM

PLYMOUTH

  • Archivist: Sister Benignus O’Brien
  • Email: diocesearchives@prcdtr.org.uk
  • Open: Access to the archives is not possible at this time; the archivist will try to assist all email enquirers 

 PORTSMOUTH

  • Archivist:  Jean Watson
  • Email: archives@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk 
  • Open: Access to the archives is not possible at this time; the archivist will try to assist all email enquirers

 SALFORD

  • Archivist: Paul Carr 
  • Email: archives@dioceseofsalford.org.uk
  • Open: At this time, essential building works mean that the archives are not open to the public. Please check back soon. 
  • Website: http://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/diocese/archives/
  • Contact: Salford Diocesan Archives, Lower Ormond Street, All Saints, Manchester M15 6BW — The Archives are accessed via the parking lot at the side of St Augustine’s church, at the same address

 SHREWSBURY

 SOUTHWARK

  • Archivist: Jenny Delves  
  • Email: archives@rcaos.org.uk
  • Open: Monday 8.30-1.30 and Tuesday 8.30-5.00 with an hour closure for lunch on Tuesday — the archive currently remains closed to public researchers. Please email the archivist to discuss access arrangements from September 2021
  • Website: http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/Archives.html
  • Contact: Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, 150 St George’s Rd, London SE1 6HX
  • Telephone: 020 7202 8193

WESTMINSTER

WREXHAM

 

Scottish Diocesan Archives

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC ARCHIVES

The Scottish Catholic Archive is the repository for the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh and the diocese of Argull and the Isles, Dunkeld, Galloway and Motherwell

ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY

The Historic Archives of the Scottish Catholic Archives predominantly relate to the Catholic Church prior to the restoration of the Scottish Catholic Hierarchy in 1878. The collection contains material of regional, national and international significance and provides evidence of the survival of Catholicism both in Scotland and abroad through the archives of its missions, seminaries and colleges. There are also extensive collections relating to prominent Catholic families, complementing the important family and estate papers held by the Special Collections Centre

GLASGOW

 

Irish Diocesan Archives

DUBLIN

CORK AND ROSS

  • Postal Enquiries Only: Diocesan Offices, Bishop’s House, Redemption Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland

DOWN AND CONNOR

GALWAY

KILMORE