The Archdeacon Francis Buckle Memorial Archive, founded in 1987, holds the records of the Diocese and many documents that date back to the establishment of the Diocese of Newfoundland in 1839. In fact it contains the history of the Diocese and the parishes. Archival work is very important as a reference point as we plot a course for the future .
The Archives Manual was put together by former Diocesan Archivist, Julia Mathieson, and is a necessary tool to help us record and tell the story of God’s love in our Diocese.
Our Archives Committee has been extremely helpful in asisting in the development of our work together. The Deaneries were represented on this Committee.
“Of all national assets archives are the most precious; they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization.”
– Arthur G. Doughty, Dominion Archivist 1904-1935 The Canadian Archives and its Activities. Ottawa, 1924.