Diocesan Archive

The Archive/Te Whare Kahurangi is a gateway to some of New Zealand’s oldest colonial treasures, some of which predate the Treaty of Waitangi. 
The collection is a collaborative venture of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland and Te Pīhopatanga o te Tai Tokerau which preserves and manages Anglican documents, collateral and multimedia from 1815 to the present day. A research facility is available to the public by appointment.
Some of our treasures are:
  • original baptism registers brought to New Zealand by the first missionaries
  • a ledger from 1835 penned by Bishop George Augustus Selwyn
  • marriage/burial registers
  • liturgical garments
  • records from early orphanages, schools and institutions such as the Auckland City Mission
… and much more!
Archive hours: by appointment only.
Monday to Thursday – 8.00am to 1.00pm
Closed – Fridays, public holidays, Easter Tuesday.
Email: archive@aucklandanglican.org.nz
Phone: 09 302 7284
Physical address: Holy Trinity Cathedral precinct. Please click here to see a map of the location.
Postal address: PO Box 37 242, Parnell, Auckland 1151
Delivery address: 12 St Stephen’s Avenue, Parnell, Auckland 1052


Diocesan Archive Fees and Charges

Our mission is to maintain records for the Anglican Diocese of Auckland and to provide services to the diocesan Administrative Services team, contributing parishes, and church organisations.
We also welcome genealogical and historical research and try to respond to research enquiries within 5 to 15 working days. Timeframe for delivery depends on the complexity and size of the request.
Schedule of fees and charges

John Kinder Theological Library & Archive

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, the library has an extensive print, archive and manuscript collection of church history for New Zealand and parts of the Pacific. The John Kinder Library is located in the grounds of St John’s Theological College.
Hours: 8.30am-5.00pm
Address: 202 St John’s Road, Meadowbank, Auckland
Phone: 09 528 3950
Email: library@kinderlibrary.ac.nz
Website: http://www.kinderlibrary.ac.nz/