The Diocesan Archives reside in the NB Provincial Archives building, 23 Dineen Drive on the Fredericton Campus of the University of New Brunswick.

Because of its large and varied collection, the Diocesan Archives can be of service to the occasional researcher as well as the specialist. The Provincial Archives are open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday.

Diocesan Archives: Joanna Aiton Kerr | 506.453.8431


Some of the common, pre-determined headings under which Anglican Church records are organized at the Provincial Archives:

  • Vestry Records
  • Financial Records
  • Legal Documents (
including deeds of land, deeds of consecration and deconsecration)
  • Correspondence
 (described item by item)
  • Service Registers
 (a record of Sunday services often including comments on weather conditions and local events)
  • Parish Registers
 (containing records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths)
  • Organizations and Committees (
including some organizations no longer in existence)
  • Books and Magazines (
several parishes have printed their own magazines over the years)
  • Sunday School Records (
these are very rare records at the Diocesan Archives)
  • Architectural Plans (
for churches, halls and rectories)
  • Histories
 (mostly of parishes, but there are a few of deaneries and the Diocese)
  • Photographs
  • Programs of Special Services (
records of church consecrations, anniversaries and celebrations)
  • 
Clippings and Scrapbooks
  • Camps