Anglican Church of Canada, Anglican Diocesan Centre - Western Newfoundland

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Anglican Church of Canada, Anglican Diocesan Centre - Western Newfoundland

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Anglican Diocese of Western Newfoundland Archives
  • Anglican Diocese of Western Newfoundland Archives


  • Religious

Contact area


John Edgar



Street address

25 Main Street


Corner Brook


Newfoundland and Labrador

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Description area


In 1976, the Synod of Newfoundland divided the single Diocese of Newfoundland into three separate dioceses (Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, Central Newfoundland and Western Newfoundland), each with its own synod. Each diocesan synod maintains an archives where synod, diocesan, and parish records are kept. In most cases, all sacramental records pertaining to this diocese have been transferred to this Archives. However, some records still remain with the Archives for the Eastern Diocese. The Archives for the Western Diocese was established during the May 1989 Synod of the Western Diocese.

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Records management and collecting policies



The Anglican Church’s Newfoundland records date from the early nineteenth century. The Diocesan Synod of Western Newfoundland Archives (DSWNA) contains records of the Western Diocese and the records of its parishes including baptismal, marriage, burial, and confirmation records. Synod records including parish service records, and minutes of general sessions of vestries and Synod are also available. Correspondence, records containing material of a sensitive nature may be available for use after consultation with the archivist. The Archives also contains a small number of church artifacts.

Finding aids, guides and publications

ANLA/NLCA Travelling Archivist and Billard, Gordon, A preliminary inventory of the holdings of the Diocesan Synod of Western Newfoundland Archives (1990). Revised 1999 to include results of more recent activity related to Control of Holdings, with added microfilm copy of sacramental parish records, photos and some cemetery plot marker transcriptions.
Guide to the Archives of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada (1995). Includes fonds and series-level descriptions of the holdings of DSWNA.

Access area

Opening times

The Archives is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, except for statutory and church holidays. Inquiries by mail or telephone are also accepted any time during the week.

Access conditions and requirements

Some records are restricted for reasons of privacy or because they contain information of a sensitive nature.


Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Photocopying services are available on site at a cost of $0.25 per page. Documents may be photocopied with the permission of the archivist.

Public areas

Control area

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created - April 4, 2013


  • English


2001 Directory of ANLA Member Institutions

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

25 Main Street
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador