Finishing with gold leaf in the Library's Conservation Studio

9 February: Lecture by Dr Mark Byford -“Meretricious musick and tossing of tennis balles”: why did the Puritans find it so hard to argue their case at the Hampton Court conference in 1604?

Mon: Closed
Tues, Wed, Fri: 10am-5pm
Thurs: 10am-7.30pm

Queen Anne's Bounty First Charter (1704)

The Church of England Record Centre holds the archive of the central bodies of the Church of England.


English Book of Hours c.1280-1290 (MS 3599 f.64v)

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Interior of Newton in Clifton church, Staffs

The ChurchCare Library at Church House, Westminster houses books and other material relating to ecclesiastical architecture and related topics.


The manuscripts, pre-1850 printed books and pamphlets of Sion College Library which were transferred to Lambeth Palace Library in 1996.

The Martyrdom of St Stephen

Timeline showing a selection of the books and manuscripts that the Friends have helped the Library to acquire.

Archbishop Frederick Temple (Print XVI-17A)

Downloadable guides to primary and secondary sources held at Lambeth Palace Library and the Church of England Record Centre, relating to popular research topics such as Anglican clergy and family history.

The Church
of England
Lambeth Palace Library has been designated
as an outstanding collection by the
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council