Donate Archives

The Diocesan Archives will accept donated items and, in consultation with donors, evaluate and select material worthy of permanent preservation. Material normally accepted will have at least some of the following attributes:

  • it documents the origin, history, spirit and growth of the Diocese, its parishes, missions, institutions etc.
  • it documents activities and events within the Diocese
  • it has legal, financial or operational use to the Diocese

Contact the Archivist ( to discuss.


Outreach and Conservation Fundraising

Our vision for the future is to transform the Diocesan history and memory by ensuring items are appropriately conserved and protected, and by bringing our unique collection to a wider audience – through exhibitions, online resources, and digitization projects. 

Your generosity is helps make this vision a reality.

Thank you for supporting the Archives of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch.