Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre

There are primary source writings, documents and books in our Archives which hold the distilled wisdom and history of our Community. The artefacts we have are a vital legacy and hold precious memories of those who have gone before us.

Relocation of our Archive

The Community has made the momentous decision to move the bulk of our Archives to Durham University where they will be cared for professionally and made accessible to students, researchers and anyone else interested in our history.   The collection was packed and moved by specialists in early December and includes books, manuscripts and letters dating back to the 17th Century.  The collection is recognised as being of great significance to social and church history and thanks must be given to the scores of archivists over the centuries who have kept the material so well.      

The archive is currently in the process of being catalogued by Durham University. For access and general enquiries, please email