Diocesan Archives

The Anglican Diocese of Auckland Archives is a gateway to some of New Zealand's oldest colonial treasures, some of which predate the Treaty of Waitangi. 

The Archive/Te Whare Kahurangi is a collaborative venture resulting from a partnership of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland and Te PÄ«hopatanga 
o te Tai Tokerau.  The Archive preserves and manages Anglican documents, collateral and mulitmedia covering the period 1815 to present day.  A research facility is available by appointment to the general public.  

Expect to find archival treasures such as original baptism registers brought to New Zealand by the first missionaries, a ledger from 1835 penned by Bishop George Augustus Selwyn, marriage/burial registers; bishops and clergy files; even records from early orphanages, schools and institutions such as the Auckland City Mission.

Archive hours – by appointment only

Monday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday to Thursday 8.00am to 1.00pm
Closed – Friday, public holidays, Easter Tuesday and the first Friday of September for Synod.

Research facilities are available by appointment only.

Christmas 2019 hours
Please note the archives will be closed to researchers from 19 December 2019 to 1 February 2020.


Ph. 09 302-7284

Physical address: Cathedral precinct

Please click here to see the location of the Diocesan Archives

Postal Address: PO Box 37 242 Parnell Auckland 1151
Delivery Address: 12 St Stephen's Avenue Parnell Auckland 1152

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John Kinder Theological Library & Archives

For more information on Local Shared Ministry contact the Rev’d Chris Harris, Co-ordinating Enabler for LSM.
An archive and library for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.  As well as resources for Biblical study, theology, ministry, Anglicanism. church history, missions and pastoral care it has an extensive print, archive and manuscript collection in church history for New Zealand and parts of the Pacific.
It is within the grounds of St John's Theological College
202 St John's Road, Meadowbank, Auckland
Phone: 09 5283950
Email: library@kinderlibrary.ac.nz

Diocesan Archives Fees and Charges

The Archive’s core mission is to maintain records for the Anglican Diocese of Auckland with services provided to the Diocesan Administration Support, contributing parishes, diocesan and church organisations.

In addition, we welcome genealogical and historical research, and endeavour to respond to research enquiries within 5-15 working days. Timeframe for delivery depends on the complexity and size of the request.

Schedule of Fees and Charges

Research: in person by appointment only

Monday & Friday - 8am-5pm, Wednesday-Thursday 8am-2pm
$30.00 per visit/day
Research: by the Archives Staff - all requests must be in writing or via email including full contact details
First 30 mins                                                                           
No Charge
Further Research
$30.00 per hour or part thereof 

Postage/Courier Costs:
charged as applicable

Copying: (jpeg or pdf, A4 or A3) excludes photographs                                         
- please note there are restrictions regarding which records and documents can be photocopied or scanned. 
$1.00/page or image

Image Reproduction (digital photography)                                                              
– from bound volumes & other records that can’t be scanned or copied due to fragility or size. 
$20.00 per image

Photograph Reproduction high resolution scans jpeg or tiff of photographs       
$20.00 per image

Register Certificates: certified copies baptisms, confirmations & marriage entries
$30.00 each
Urgency fee (if required within 24 hrs.)                                                                     
$30.00 per item/request

Register Images                                                                                                            
- uncertified images provided for historical research purposes only. - Please note registers cannot be photocopied or scanned. 
$20.00 per entry

Publishing Fees
Commercial Use e.g. marketing calendars, postcards, book jackets, CD covers etc.         
$100.00 per image
Book/Periodical/Magazine author/researchers asked to donate copy in lieu of fees           
No charge
Public Displays acknowledgement to Archive required                                                         
No charge

Academic/Historical Research Projects: Research and Use of Archives Fee on application (generally an annual research fee). Additional costs as above may apply.


Preferred method of payment – via Internet Banking following issue of invoice
Cheque: Payable to Diocese of Auckland (on reverse of cheque please note ‘ARCHIVE’ and Research Number)
Cash: Made in person at the Archive.

We do not have eftpos or credit card facilities.

For overseas payments ONLY
The swift code ANZBNZ22
Account number (as one whole number, no dashes or spaces necessary): 01023600001122000
Account name PP the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Auckland
Account Address ANZ Bank, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.