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Faith Episcopal Church (formerly St. Charles Episcopal/Anglican)
20295 Little Valley Rd.
Poulsbo, Washington 98370

OHS Database ID 401.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 9, 2016.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 9 stops. 8 registers. 8 ranks. 421 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • OCH from Trinity Episcopal, Easton, MD 1978. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is free-standing and encased with an attached, projecting keydesk. The handsomely stencilled façade is 3-sectional containing 23 pipes arranged: 5-13-5, all of which are non-speaking dummies. The bottom ocatve of the Gr. 8' Open Diapason is of stopped wood. The organ was relocated to St. Charles Episcopal thru the Organ Clearing House, and was refurbished and re-installed by Randall J. McCarty of Seattle, who also opened the organ with a recital on Sunday, October 22, 1978. (Database Manager. October 16, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. November 25, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. November 5, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- In 2003, the parish chose to separate from the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia over doctrinal issues, and chose to affiliate with the Anglican communion. (Database Manager. January 15, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.
    The former St. Charles congregation which left the Episcopal Diocese and affiliated with the Anglican Communion has moved to a new location. The building that was originally St. Charles Episcopal Church is now Faith Episcopal Church. (Database Manager. November 9, 2016)

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Sanctuary interior with organ. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-11-03
Organ case. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-11-03
Keydesk. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1992-11-03

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  • Stoplist copied from the console November 3, 1992
    Poulsbo, Washington
    St. Charles Anglican (formerly Episcopal)
    HENRY NIEMANN, ca. 1896
    Randall J. McCarty, 1978 - Refurbishing & Installation
    GREAT (Expressive)                           COUPLERS (Drawknob)
       [8]  Gr. Open Diapason           58          Swell to Pedal Coupler
       [8]  Gr. Dulciana                58          Great to Pedal Coupler
       [4]  Gr. Octave                  58
                                                    Manual Coupler
    SWELL (Expressive)
       [8]  Sw. Viola             (tc)  46       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       [8]  Sw. Stopped Diapason  (tc)  46          Expression                   (bal.)
       [8]  Sw. Forte Bass              12
       [4]  Sw. Flute Harmonique        58
       [2]  Sw. Flautina                58
            Sw. Tremulo  [sic]
                                                 ACTION: Mechanical Key & Stop
       [16] Pedal Bourdon               27       VOICES: 8         STOPS: 9
            Bellows Signal                       RANKS: 8          PIPES: 421
    This instrument was originally built for Trinity Episcopal Church in Easton, Maryland.
    It served there until 1977 when it was replaced by a new M.P. Möller. It was dismantled
    by Amory Atkins, Alan Laufman, and William T. Van Pelt of the Organ Clearing House.
    It was purchased by St. Charles Parish through the OCH, and was set-up in the Poulsbo
    church by Randall J. McCarty of Seattle assisted by volunteers from the church. It was
    opened with a recital by Mr. McCarty on Sunday, October 22, 1978 – and replaced an
    electronic substitute.
    All of the façade pipes are dummies. The bottom octave of the Great 8' Open Diapason is
    stopped wood.
    Sources: 1980 OHS Convention Handbook; JRS; extant organ
     [Received from James R. Stettner 2014-01-14.]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the console November 3, 1992 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.