The Archives of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land collects, arranges, describes and preserves the permanent records and related papers of the Diocese.

The Archivist and volunteers respond to requests from committees and groups of the Diocese, Synod office staff, clergy and parish staff and researchers. Information is available to the public to the extent that the records have been processed for research.  Parish histories and a list of holdings (parish records that are held at the archives) are now available online at and

The Archives collects:

  • Records created by Synod, its Council, Officers, committees and groups
  • Records and papers of the Bishops of Rupert’s Land
  • Manuscripts, private papers, audio-visual materials, electronic records and other material related to the history of the Diocese
  • Non-current parochial, congregational and mission records including the registers of baptism, confirmation, marriage and burial

The Diocesan Archives does not purchase records, books or collections.

The Diocesan Archives does not usually collect the following items: artifacts and printed material including Bibles, Prayer Books, Hymn Books, Altar Books, Communion Vessels, Vestments or other furnishings.

Such items may be collected at the discretion of the Archivist if:

  • they have connection with historically significant figures in the life of the Diocese, or
  • they have histories that associate them with important events, persons or parishes in the life of the Diocese, or
  • they are in themselves rare, unique or unusual items.


All requests for archival searches (including Sacramental records searches for Baptism, Marriage and Burial) should be sent to:

Archivist:  Mary Horodyski

Office Hours – Monday through Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm

(Research visits are available by appointment only)

Telephone 204-992-4203


Fax      204-992-4219

Toll free in Manitoba – 1-866-693-4418

Click here for the Archival Search Request Form

The research required to answer your question will be conducted by a member of the Diocesan staff or a volunteer member of the Archives Committee, as their availability permits (please allow up to six weeks for a response). 


  • Certificates of verification of Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial: $30.00 each

Please send your request to the Archivist and wait for confirmation that the search is feasible before sending payment.

Fees may be paid by e-transfer, cash, cheque or credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Details on payment will be provided with confirmation that the search can proceed. 

Payment must be received before search begins and all fees are non-refundable.

Diocesan Resources Available

Parish Histories

Pamphlet Collection

Rare Book Collections

Library Collections

Links to Additional Resourses

Manitoba Archives

Association for Manitoba Archives

Archives Canada

Canadian Council of Archives

Library and Archives Canada