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Office of Planning and Operations records

Identifier: A-01-1058

Scope and Contents

This collection contains annual parish reports, event ephemera, and administrative records created by the Diocese of Charleston Office of Planning and Operations. The annual parish reports are created by parishes of the diocese and submitted to the office of planning and operations yearly. They include details of parish operations such as missions served, personnel, assigned religious, parish profiles and statistics, ethnic diversity, sacramental statistics, and other services and programs provided by the parishes. The event records include invitations and ephemera created by the Office of the Planning and Operations for the Diocese of Charleston. The administrative records includes maps of the diocese with diocesan deanery divisions, parish boundaries, and parish, mission, and school locations. Also included are pastoral reports with a final report created by the Office of Planning and Operations and submitted to the chancellor for the annual report to Rome. Details of the report include diocesan priest information, ethnic diversity, sacramental statistics, and growth of the diocese.


  • Created: 1989-2016, undated
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1991-2016
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/02/2015


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Diocese of Charleston Office of Planning and Operations is responsible for compiling and analyzing information for special studies and projects, South Carolina Catholic population studies, South Carolina demographic studies, parish boundaries, and annual parish reports. Bishop David Thompson created the office in 1992 as the Office of the Synod to prepare for the 1995 Synod convention. From 1995-1996, it was the Office of Synod Implementation with a mission to execute the plans from the Synod. The office has since evolved to the Office of Planning and Synod Implementation (1997-1998), Office of Planning (1999-2007), and Office of Research and Planning (2008-2014). Its current form, Office of Planning and Operations, began in 2015. It focuses on strategic and long range planning for the Diocese of Charleston, its administrative offices, parishes, schools, and affiliated organizations.

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10.20 Linear Feet (8 records cartons, 1 document box, 2 slim boxes)

Language of Materials



Administrative records, annual parish reports, and records of events for the Diocese of Charleston Office of Planning and Operations.

Arrangement Note

1. Annual Parish Reports, 1989-2013 2. Events, 2015 3. Administrative records, 2009-2016

Source of Acquisition

Received from the Office of Planning and Operations in 2015 and 2017.

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

Annual accruals expected.

Separated Materials

External hardrive 1 and 2: Annual parish pastoral final reports, 2012-2016

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Mabry, July 2017.

Inventory of the Office of Planning and Operations records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US