Welcome to the home of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch History and Archives.

We are located at Unit 2/9 Washington Way, Sydenham, CHRISTCHURCH 8011

Email: archives@chch.catholic.org.nz   Phone: 03 366 9869


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 Archives Open Day 10 March 2018

Over the years the Diocesan Archives has held open days to give visitors a behind the scenes tour of the Archives storage and research area. The last open day was held in August 2010. A lot has changed since then, so we welcome you to come to our Open Day on Saturday 10 March 2018.   [Please note the change in date due to the ordination of Bishop-Elect Paul Martin SM to the Christchurch episcopy on 3 March 2018]

There will be 3 sessions held at 11am; 12pm and 1pm.

The 11am session is now fully booked , however the 12pm and 1pm sessions still have places available.

Book your preferred time by emailing the Diocesan Archives. Please note that due to the size of the Archives area, there will be a limit on the number of bookings per hour we can take.  We will have a selection of records on show and each session will begin with a history of the Archives, the breadth of its holdings and future developments. We look forward to seeing some of you there!


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