Under Canon 16 and its regulations, the Bishop appoints the Archivist. In turn, the Archivist is responsible for the appraisal, acquisition, arrangement and description and making available the archival holdings of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle to bona fide researchers. In addition, the Archivist advises on access to archival records and implements regulations as may be deemed appropriate.
For the most part the archives of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle cover the period from the creation of the Diocese in 1884 to the present day.
Under a written agreement between the Synod of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle and Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, the Synod retains ownership of its records. Its holdings are housed in a secure and environmentally-controlled vault at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, 2440 Broad Street, Regina.
Access to Records
Researchers must consult records on the premises of the Provincial Archives during reading room hours. Since the diocesan and parish records contain personal information or have not been completely arranged and described for research purposes, access to many records is restricted. In order to avoid disappointment, it is strongly recommended that you consult the Archivist and make arrangements ahead of time for a personal visit. The position of the Archivist is voluntary, so extensive research is not possible, but limited searches of the records will be undertaken. To assist you with your research please complete and submit one of the accompanying forms on the website directly to the Archivist, Trevor Powell. He may also be reached by regular post:
St. Cuthbert’s House
1501 College Avenue
S4P 1B8 Canada
or by e-mail: [email protected].
About the Archivist
Prior to taking early retirement, Trevor was Provincial Archivist of Saskatchewan. Besides Archivist and Registrar of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle Archives, he is also Archivist of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land. He has written several publication and articles relating to Anglican Church and Saskatchewan history. In 2021, he co-authored a book with Bishop Eric Bays, Emmanuel and St. Chad: A History of Training Anglican Clergy in Saskatchewan.