Due to weather events Elma Turner Library Pop-Up and Stoke Library are closing at 4:30pm Wednesday 17 August.

Anglican Centre - Diocese of Nelson


48 Halifax Street
Phone: +64 3 548 3124
Fax: +64 3 548 2125
Email contact

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm


Research of family histories, buildings, etc.


Yes, 10c per page. No marriage records can be photocopied


  • Research by correspondence and over the counter $25.00 first hour, $20.00 per hour thereafter. Minimum charge $10.00.
  • Copies of baptism certificates $10.00
  • Wedding certificates are not available through this office


Anglican Centre receptionist


Material relating to the history of the Diocese

Births, Deaths and Marriages

  • Nelson registers relating to the Cathedral (and in the early days, surrounding districts) dating from 1842
  • All Saints’ parish from 1868, Blenheim from 1870. Registers for all Anglican churches in the Diocese which includes Marlborough, Golden Bay, Nelson, Kaikoura and most of the West Coast


  • Baptismal, marriage and burial records of Māori. Marriage records prior to 1850 written in Māori.