The role of records and archives management is to support the ongoing operations of the Synod of NSW and the ACT through the implementation and management of a records and archives management program that observes best practice requirements, the regulatory environment in which the Synod and its entities operate, and by providing an archive that maintains records identified for permanent retention. Records are essential to the operations of the Synod, its entities and church members as they provide evidence of our activities, events, transactions and history.

All workers (including paid staff, contractors, consultants, graduates, volunteers, committee members, church members and ministry agents) must create and manage records that adequately and properly document the activities in which they take part. All records and associated content should be captured in locations and systems approved by the Synod.

Records and archives management functions across the Synod are provided by the Records and Archives Management team as part of the Synod Operations area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing, implementing and managing the records and archives management program;
  • Developing and promoting records and archives management policy, procedure, standards and guidelines;
  • Managing the operation of the Synod recordkeeping system in conjunction with the Information Technology and Systems area;
  • Provision of records and archives management services and advice, including the coordination of an education and training program;
  • Archival management and storage of secondary records, including records appraisal and preservation; and
  • Providing research reference services relating to historical records.

Key Resource Documents

The activity areas below contain key resource documents to assist employees, volunteers and Church members in meeting their records and archives management responsibilities.



Records Disposal

Archives Management

Church Entities

 For More Information

For more information contact the records and archives management team.



Enquiries relating to the handling documents in your possession or the management of digital records.



Barry Kirk, Records Manager – 02 9054 7084

Thomas Roper, Records Officer – 02 9159 9712


Enquiries relating to historical information concerning the Synod of NSW and the ACT, its entities or its predecessor organisations (Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian churches).



Sarah O’Neill, Synod Archivist – 0439 726 224

Deanna Moore, Archives Officer – 02 8838 8974