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 Pihopatanga 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 NZ 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 8.30am – 5.00pm

Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 2.00pm

Closed – Public Holidays, Easter Tuesday and 1st Friday of September for Synod

Research facilities are available by appointment only.


Ph. 09 302-7284

Physical Address: Cathedral Precinct

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Postal Address: PO Box 37 242 Parnell Auckland 1151
Delivery Address: 12 St Stephens 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

Schedule of Fees and Charges May 2016 Research: in person by appointment only
Monday-Friday & 3rd Saturday of the monthThe Archive’s core mission is to maintain records for the Anglican Diocese of Auckland with services provided to the Diocesan Administration Support, contributing parishes and church organisations.
In addition, we welcome genealogical and historical research, and endeavour to respond to research enquiries within 5 working days. Timeframe for delivery is depends on the complexity of the request.
9am-3.45pm $30.00 per visit/day

Closed: all other Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays, Easter Tuesday & 1st Friday of September for Synod

Christmas Closing: 23rd December 2015 -4th  January 2016

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

Copying: Per page or image (jpeg or pdf, A4 or A3) $1.00/page or image
- please note there are restrictions regarding which records and documents can be photocopied or scanned. Write Charge: transfer images to CD/DVD or USB stick $8.00 one off charge per order (media included) Postage/Courier Costs: charged as applicable

Official Register Certificates: Baptisms, Confirmations & Marriage $30.00 each

Urgency fee for official certified copies (required within 48 hrs.) $30.00 per item/request

Register Images $15.00 per entry
- uncertified images provided for research purposes only. Please note registers cannot be photocopied or scanned.

Images - digital photography $15.00 per entry
– from other bound volumes that cannot be scanned or photocopied.

Reproduction Fees

commercial use $100.00 per image
e.g. marketing calendars, postcards, book jackets, CD covers etc. 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: Fee on application (generally an annual research fee). Plus additional costs as above

Modes of Payment:

Automatic payment: ANZ Bank Diocese of Auckland 010236-0001122-00 Ref: Archives and name of customer

Cheque: payable to Diocese of Auckland (On verso of cheque please note ‘ARCHIVE’ and
Customer’s name)

Cash: Payments can be made at the Archive. We do not have eftpos or credit card facilities.