We hold information about:

Relations between the congregation and the Holy See  

eg. important historical documents regarding the foundation of the order

The Mother Foundress, Mother St. Basil

  • Correspondence,
  • Artefacts,
  • Portraits

Books of Rule and Constitutions of the Order
General Government and Administration

  • Material relating to General Chapters
  • Superiors General since 1878
  • General Council Minute Books
  • Sisters' Registers

Regional Government and Administration  

eg. Minutes and other material related to regions of the Congregation

Local Communities and Apostolates

  • Documents regarding the foundation of individual houses
  • Contemporary histories of houses
  • Children's registers for houses in England, Scotland and Wales (excluding Manchester)
  • Residents' registers for closed houses


biographical information and employment details


of buildings, sisters and others


The archive is not open to the public and does not have facilities for personal searchers, although exceptions can be made for Sisters and for academic researchers.
However, we do welcome enquiries by post only for privacy and confidentiality reasons.
We reply by letter and there is no fee for this service, although donations to the Sisters are much appreciated.

Please contact Christine Hughes Archivist for more information at:

Sisters of Nazareth Archive
Nazareth House
169-175 Hammersmith Road
W6 8DB