The archives hold records from the following Parishes or Former parishes. Where boundaries have changed, information may be found in an adjoining Parish. Parish registers can be downloaded as PDF files at the bottom of the page.
Akaroa: see Akaroa- Banks Peninsula
Akaroa-Banks Peninsula: Previously two separate districts. Various boundary changes - see also Mt Herbert and Governor's Bay
Amuri Co-operating: Transferred from the Diocese of Nelson in 1990. Some records still held in Nelson.
Avonhead: Divided from Upper Riccarton- Yaldhurst
Banks Peninsula: see Akaroa-Banks Peninsula
Barrington Street: combined with Hoon Hay see South West Christchurch
Belfast –Redwood: previously known as Belfast with Marshland
Bishopdale: Previously attached to Papanui
Burwood: Previously known as New Brighton and originally part of Avonside
Cashmere: Part of Sydenham until
Chatham Islands: attached to Kumara and Lyttelton at various times
Cheviot: Transferred from the Diocese of Nelson in 1990. Some Records are still held in Nelson.
Christchurch- St Luke: also known as St Luke the Evangelist, the first city parish to be divided from Christchurch- St Michael
Christchurch - St Michael: also known as St Michael and All Angels This parish was the original Parish of Christchurch.
Cust: see Oxford-Cust
Ellesmere: previously two districts Ellesmere/Leeston and Southbridge
Fairlie: see MacKenzie Co-operating
Glenmark: see Glenmark- Waikari
Glenmark-Waikari: previously two separate districts, Glenmark and Waikari
Governor's Bay: see Lyttelton and West Lyttelton
Halswell: see Halswell- Prebbleton, has been attached to other parishes for brief periods at various times
Halswell- Prebbleton: previously two separate districts, Halswell and Prebbleton
Hanmer Springs: transferred form the Diocese of Nelson in 1990. Some records are still held in Nelson.
Heathcote- Mt Pleasant: The Heathcote portion of this parish was previously part of a larger one which included Woolston and Opawa.
Highfield: previously part of St Mary's Timaru
Hoon Hay: see South West Christchurch
Hornby: includes Templeton and was previously part of Prebbleton
Kumara: transferred to the Diocese of Nelson in 2000. Records are still held in Diocese of Christchurch.
Linwood: previously part of Avonside
Little River: previously a parish and also at various times part of Banks Peninsula and Governor's Bay. Now in Mt Herbert.
Lyttelton: previously Lyttelton and West Lyttelton. West Lyttelton divided between Lyttelton and Governor's Bay. The latter is now part of Mt Herbert
MacKenzie Co-operating: previously Fairlie, originally part of an area which also included Geraldine and Te Ngawai
Mayfield- Mt Somers
Mt Herbert: includes parts of Little River, Governor's Bay and West Lyttelton
New Brighton: Burwood previously known as New Brighton, North New Brighton previously part of this parish
North New Brighton: previously part of New Brighton
Opawa: Heathcote, Woolston and Opawa were originally one parish
Otaio-Bluecliffs: see St Andrews Co-operating
Oxford: see Oxford-Cust
Oxford-Cust: previously two separate districts, Oxford and Cust
Papanui: previously included Bishopdale
Phillipstown: Transferred to Te Pihopatanga o e Aotearoa ki Te Waipounamu, records retained.
Prebbleton: see Halswell Prebbleton
Rangiora: includes some Woodend records
Riccarton- St James
Riccarton- St Peter: see Upper Riccarton –Yaldhurst
Ross and South Westland
St Andrews Co-operating: previously Otaio-Bluecliffs
Southbridge: see Ellesmere
South West Christchurch: previously two parishes, Hoon Hay and Barrington Street
Sumner- Redcliffs: Sumner previously part of Heathcote Parish
Sydenham- Beckenham: included Cashmere until (?)
Temuka: originally part of a larger area which included Te Ngawai, Geraldine and Fairlie
Te Ngawai: originally part of a larger area which included Temuka, Geraldine and Fairlie
Timaru: previously included Highfield and Marchwei
Tuahiwi: has at various times been part of Kaiapoi, Woodend and Rangiora
Upper Riccarton- Yaldhurst: also known as St Peter's Upper Riccarton
Woodend: some records are held with Rangiora
Woolston: originally part of a larger area which included Heathcote and Opawa.
Parish Records which are not held in the Christchurch Anglican Diocesan Archives
Christchurch- St John
Pukaki Co operating
Parish Records usually, but not always include: