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 the Saskatchewan Archives Board, the Synod retains ownership of its records. Its holdings are housed in a secure and environmentally-controlled vault at the Regina office of the Saskatchewan Archives, 3303 Hillsdale Street.
Access to Records
Researchers must consult the records on the premises of the Saskatchewan Archives during regular office hours. Since the diocesan and parish records contain personal information or have not been completely arranged and described, access to many records is restricted. In order to avoid disappointment, it is strongly recommended that you consult the Archivist and make arrangements for a personal visit. The position of the Archivist is voluntary, so extensive research is not possible, but he will carry out limited searches of the records. To assist you with your research, please complete and submit one of the accompanying forms directly to the Archivist, Trevor Powell. He may also be reached by regular mail or FAX at the following address, or number:
St. Cuthbert’s House
1501 College Avenue
S4P 1B8 Canada
Fax: (306) 352-6808
About the Archivist
Prior to taking early retirement in 2006, Trevor Powell M.A. was Provincial Archivist of Saskatchewan. He currently is Chair of the Saskatchewan Archives Board. He is also Archivist of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land and author of several publications and articles relating to Anglican Church and Saskatchewan history. In 2013, he was appointed Lay Canon responsible for History and Archives.