In 1927, the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada appointed an Archives Committee to assist the Registrar in locating, listing and collecting material of historical value.
In 1943, the Archives Committee recommended that each Diocesan and Provincial Synod send copies of Synod Journals and other valuable historical publications to the Archives Committee to be placed in the Church Historical Reference Library. This was the beginning of the diocesan and provincial synod collection held at the General Synod Archives.
The Anglican Church of Canada is divided up into thirty dioceses and four ecclesiastical provinces. Each diocese and ecclesiastical province are separately incorporated and has its own synod.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of diocesan and provincial synod journals, constitution and by-laws, printed reports, Church Society reports, documents, publications, audio-visual and graphic materials related to the activities of the dioceses.
Collection is arranged in series by diocese and province.
Series 501: Diocese of Algoma, 1876-2013
Series 502: Diocese of Arctic, 1961-2019
Series 503: Diocese of Athabasca, 1888-2008
Series 504: Diocese of Brandon, 1924-2018
Series 505: Diocese of British Columbia, 1886-2017
Series 506: Diocese of Caledonia, 1919-1998
Series 507: Diocese of Calgary, 1892-2004
Series 508: Diocese of Cariboo, 1914-2000
Series 509: Diocese of Edmonton, 1913-2008
Series 510: Diocese of Fredericton, 1845-2009
Series 511: Diocese of Huron, 1858-2006
Series 512: Diocese of Keewatin, 1905-1991
Series 513: Diocese of Kootenay, 1900-2009
Series 514: Diocese of Montreal, 1859-2002
Series 515: Diocese of Moosonee, 1919-2008
Series 516: Diocese of Newfoundland, 1873-1971
Series 517: Diocese of Central Newfoundland, 1975-2009
Series 518: Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, 1976-1992
Series 519: Diocese of Western Newfoundland, 1976-2001
Series 520: Diocese of New Westminster, 1886-2007
Series 521: Diocese of Niagara, 1875-2019
Series 522: Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 1787-2006
Series 523: Diocese of Ontario, 1862-2014
Series 524: Diocese of Ottawa, 1896-2009
Series 525: Diocese of Qu'Appelle, 1891-1993
Series 526: Diocese of Quebec, 1859-2007
Series 528: Diocese of Saskatchewan, 1882-2005
Series 529: Diocese of Saskatoon, 1933-2008
Series 530: Diocese of Toronto, 1851-2009
Series 531: Diocese of Yukon, 1900-2010
Series 532: Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon, 1914-2006
Series 533: Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, 1861-2012
Series 534: Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, 1893-2018
Series 535: Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land , 1875-2015