Anglican Diocese of Huron Archives

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Anglican Diocese of Huron Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

  • The Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Huron
  • Verschoyle Phillip Cronyn Memorial Archives

Other form(s) of name

  • V.P. Cronyn Memorial Archives


  • Religious Organization

Contact area

Dez Nacario



Street address

1349 Western Road





Country name


Postal code

N6G 1H3






Description area


The Verschoyle Phillip Memorial Archives were established to create a safe and secure central repository of records created by the churches, clergy, parishioners, and general Synod activities of the Huron Diocese.

Geographical and cultural context

The Anglican Diocese of Huron encompasses a large section of Southwestern Ontario; it spans from Pelee Island to Tobermory (south to north) and from Brantford/Six Nations to Lake Huron (east to west). This area historically includes over 340 churches, of which roughly 130 are still active today.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Canon Law compels the churches in the Diocese of Huron to transfer their historical records to the Archives for safekeeping and to make them accessible to interested researchers.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies



Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Access conditions and requirements


Please note that visitor parking is controlled by the Western University and the parking lot is a bit of a walk from the Archives. Please see here for instructions on finding the V.P. Cronyn Archives on the Huron University College Campus:

Visitors with mobility concerns should enter the building near the security office as there are ramps and automatic doors available. Please note that entering the building from next to the Chapel does not allow for easy access to the Archives to those with mobility concerns as there is no public elevator.

Services area

Research services

Reading room for patron research available at a daily rate of $15 or an annual membership for $30. Appointments are strongly encouraged.
If you are unable to visit London to research in person, the Archivist can conduct research on your behalf for a rate of $25 per hour.

Reproduction services

Photocopying: 10¢ per page (black and white) or 50¢ per page (colour)
Scanning: 25¢ per page

Patrons are welcome to take photographs of materials without flash and with the permission of the Archivist. Use of personal scanners is not permitted.

Reproduction of any archival material for use in a publication or any non-personal use must be granted written permission from the Archivist and the V.P. Cronyn Memorial Archives must be credited.

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




      Maintenance notes

      Access points

      Access Points

      • Religion (Thematic area)
      • Ontario (Geographic subregion)