Our Mission

The Archives's mission is to honor the Episcopal community's diversity, educate Episcopalians for mission, and communicate an inspiring faith for future ministry.

Vision Statement

The Archives of the Episcopal Church seeks to unlock institutional memory to frame new reflections on our unfolding mission.  The Archives aspires to connect the Church’s history with today’s ministries by creating innovative information pathways.


The Archives of the Episcopal Church is a canonical agency of the General Convention and a wholly owned entity of the corporate parent body, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States.  The Archives’ mandate and the work entrusted to the Archives are defined by the Church’s Canon laws under Canon I.5.