Westminster Diocesean Archives

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The Westminster Diocesan Archives contain material relating to the history of the Diocese and also to the history of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. The Archives also hold a small number of sacramental registers, mainly dating from the nineteenth century. However, the majority of sacramental registers are kept by individual parishes.





16a Abingdon Road Kensington, England




+44 0207 938 3580




Hours of Operation

Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00-17:00, by appointment only It is also closed for a month in the summer and during Holy week, the Christmas and Easter Octaves and other holydays.

Working language(s)

English, Latin, French, Italian

Directions to the archive

The Diocsean Archives are situated at 16a Abingdon Road, just off Kensington High Street.

Go through the archway next to 16 Abingdon Rd and ring the bell to the left of the garage door. Parking is limited and so researchers are advised to use public transport.

The nearest stations are High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines and Kensington Olympia (District Line and Silverlink). Many buses pass down Kensington High Street.


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