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OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

The Chancellor is the principal notary of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. The Chancellor establishes the authenticity and validity of certain acts, the manner in which they are documented, and the manner in which the documentation that is produced will be maintained, protected, and secured. As such, the Chancellor is also the primary archivist of the Diocese. The Chancellor, as the Bishop’s delegate, also serves the Diocese through the administration of requests for dispensation regarding the Sacrament of Matrimony, and ensures that the norms for marriage preparation in the Diocese are followed. Lastly, the Chancellory handles property tax exemptions and land purchases and sales for the Diocese.

Contact us via email or by phone at (719) 636-2345.

CHANCELLOR AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Deacon Doug Flinn, Esq.
(719) 636-2345

VICE CHANCELLOR/ARCHIVIST
Donna Hessel
(719) 636-2345

DIOCESAN ARCHIVES
DIOCESAN ARCHIVES

The Archives of the Diocese of Colorado Springs are a depository of church records and historical resources available to qualified researchers, historians, and students. The Archives are located in the Chancery Office, 228 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903 (719-636-2345).

GENERAL INFORMATION
  • The Archives are open for approved research and examination at the discretion of the Archivist, from whom an appointment should be requested in advance by telephone or mail.
     
  • No general permission for unsupervised examination or copy of archival materials will be given. Only the Archivist may search the original records for the particular manuscript or information requested.
     
  • Duplication or copy of archival materials in any form is not permitted without written permission from the Chancellor.
     
  • In conformity with accepted practice, ink may not be used for personal notes while in the Archives.
SACREMENTAL AND PARISH RESEARCH

The Archivists will accept requests, by telephone or by mail, for sacramental information required for celebration or convalidation of marriage, determination of Social Security/Welfare benefits, or application for citizenship and United States Passports. However, the sacramental records in the Archives for the Diocese of Colorado Springs begin in 1984. Previous indexes are sporadic at best. All parishes have sacramental records for their parish and are able to produce new certificates of the listing.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORICAL RESEARCH

Requests to conduct historical research by authors and students must be in writing.