Anglican Diocese of New Westminster Archives

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Authorized form of name

Anglican Diocese of New Westminster Archives

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  • Religious Organization

Contact area


Melanie Delva, Archivist



Street address

c/o Diocese of New Westminster
580-401 West Georgia St.




British Columbia

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Description area


The Archives of the Diocese of New Westminster was established in 1980.

Geographical and cultural context

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Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Mandate is to arrange and describe the official records of the Diocese of New Westminster, its Officers and Committees, and such other records deemed of historical value. Holdings include constitution and canons, Synod Journals, clergy documents and registers, subject cut files, diocesan officers and deaconess files, financial records, general correspondence files, legal records, parish files, personnel records, procedures manuals, records of the Bishops and diocesan officers, including the Legal Assessor, Registrar and Treasurer, records of program officers, including the Christian Education Coordinator, Communications Officer and Youth Ministry Coordinator, and records of Diocesan Council and various boards, committees and task forces. Also included are some personal collections and records of related organizations such as Anglican Church Women, Missions to Seamen, and Camp Artaban.



Total Volume: 180 m of text, approximately 1500 images, and approximately 250 sets of architectural plans<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1859-2009<br /> Predominant Dates: 20th century

Finding aids, guides and publications

<a target=newpage href="">Archives section of Website</a> provides general information about the Archives of the Diocese of New Westminster (Anglican) in Vancouver.

Access area

Opening times

Until construction of a new building is completed and opened, no records are accessible.

Access conditions and requirements

Records are subject to the British Columbia Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA)


The archives are fully accessible to those with mobility issues.

Services area

Research services

Photocopier, microfilm reader/printer are available for use for a small fee.

Reproduction services

Please consult the archivist.

Public areas

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Rules and/or conventions used


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised October 2009.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov. 7, 2010; July 7, 2014; Mar. 3, 2015.




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

c/o Diocese of New Westminster 580-401 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, British Columbia