It is important that records be properly and safely maintained. Each Church should have a:

These records should be kept, free from danger of fire, damp, or theft. It is preferable that they not be kept in the rectory or a private home. Where historic documents and registers are no longer used they may be placed in the Diocesan Archives.

Where visiting clergy officiate at a funeral, wedding or some other pastoral service, please ensure that the appropriate registers are available and that the clergy person is made aware of the need to fill them in.

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