Our Archivist

We are pleased to welcome Our Provincial Archivist, Sheila Mercieca to Barat House. Sheila is a professional archivist, and records manager with a Master’s degree in Archives and Information Records Management from University College London, is an alumni of the University of Roehampton with an undergraduate degree in English Literature.

With a wide range of experience working in science archives, religious archives, and in information records management, Sheila is enthusiastic about all areas of her work. She has  strong interests in oral history, and in the design of interactive archive exhibitions.

Accessing the Provincial Archives

The archives hold records relating to the work, schools, and communities of the Society, primarily in England and Wales, also from earlier periods of the Society in other Provinces, including Ireland, Scotland, Malta,Uganda, Kenya, the USA and Australia.

The collections include:

  • papers relating to the administration of the England/Wales Province by the Provincial team as well as personal papers and correspondence of deceased     members of the Province, including Superiors Provincial and General.
  • records of Society communities, of Province works, and material relating to the overseas work of the Province.
  • records of students, staff, and governance of current and historic Society primary and secondary schools in Roehampton, Hammersmith, Tunbridge Wells,     Brighton, and Fenham (Newcastle), and tertiary teacher training colleges at Roehampton and Fenham.
  • a collection of books and journals including biographies of several sisters, as well as those works defined as being important for the post-Reformation history of Catholicism in Britain and/or the history and spirituality of the Society.

The archives are part of the Network of Archives &Libraries of the Catholic Church (NALCC) and as the material is catalogued it will be made available online through the Catholic Heritage project.


Please contact Sheila to arrange a visit.

Visiting hours: Monday to Wednesday 10.30-16.30


T: 0208 876 9880

A: Barat House,
    University of Roehampton

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