The Diocesan Archive holds the episcopal and administrative records of the Archdiocese of Southwark from its foundation in 1850 to the present day.
Clergy are of great importance to Southwark, from the beginning of their ecclesiastical formation and ordination to their retirement and ministry beyond active parish life.
Charitable Incorporated Organisation
The Archdiocese of Southwark is a charitable incorporated organisation, or CIO.
The Trustees of the Archdiocese share responsibility for governing Southwark, thereby directing how it is managed and run as a charity.
The effective administration of the Archdiocese of Southwark is key to underpinning all pastoral activity, ensuring parishes and schools are run within a legal and safe framework.