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Name of Library: Church of England Record Centre

Address: 15 Galleywall Road, Bermondsey, London SE16 3PB

Town: London

Telephone: 020 7898 1030


E-mail: archivist@c-of-e.org.ok

Website: http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org

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Purpose and main user community of the library

Supports the current administration of National institutions of the Church of England. Users are primarily general public, family historians, academics.

Terms of access

Access via Lambeth Palace Library reading room, five working days notice needed for production of files to the reading room.

Opening hours

M-F 10.00-17.00, limited production 12.00-14.00, 10 days closure at Christmas and Easter

Disabled access
  Historic building; disabled access is possible, but please telephone in advance to discuss arrangements.

  No - none.


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The archival collection encompasses the central bodies of the Church of England.

Special Collections

The archives of the National church institutions - the Church Commissioners; The Archbishops’ Council; The National Society. Archives of the Church Assembly and General Synod


Research resource

The archives of the Church Assembly and General Synod are key sources for theological debates, discussions and decisions of the Church of England since 1919.

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URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Reprographics services available.

Full Time Staff 8

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Voluntary Staff

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