York Diocesan Archive: Papers relating to the Church of England

Scope and Content

The records consist of the following:

  • Church of England Men's Society, York Diocesan Union
  • Clergy Records Project
  • Miscellaneous Deposits

Administrative / Biographical History

This sub fond contains various miscellaneous records of the Church of England.


The system of arrangement is reflected in the scope and content.

Access Information

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation and the wishes of the donors/owners.

Acquisition Information

The Diocesan Registrar has deposited records relating to the Diocese of York at the Borthwick Institute since 1953.

Other Finding Aids

Where indicated, hard-copy finding aids are available at the Borthwick Institute.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Loose papers, bundles of correspondence, maps, programmes, slides and photographs.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Martyn Lawrence, Archives Hub project archivist, June 2005, with reference to the following:

  • David M. Smith, A Guide to the Archive Collections in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research (York, 1973)
  • David M. Smith, A Supplementary Guide to the Archive Collections in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research (York, 1980)
  • Alexandrina Buchanan, A Guide to Archival Accessions at the Borthwick Institute 1981-1996 (York, 1997)

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute, University of York terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Appraisal Information

These records have been appraised in accordance with Borthwick Institute policy.

Custodial History

See J.S. Purvis, Towards a University (York, 1968), for information regarding the history of the York Diocesan Archive and its deposit at the Borthwick Institute.


Accruals are expected.

Related Material

York Diocesan Archive.