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St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, Massachusetts 01748

OHS Database ID 4296.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 5, 2016.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 21 stops. 19 registers. 25 ranks. 1335 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear 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. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- 3-sectional facade containing 27 ornately stencilled pipes arranged: 7-13-7. The organ was dedicated an Pontifical Vespers on September 2, 1889. Original cost was $3,500.00. The organ was refurbished by Andover in 1971 as their R-153. Sources: Andover opus list; extant organ documented August 11, 1989. (Database Manager. September 8, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Brendan Kenney. (Database Manager. June 5, 2016)

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  • Stoplist copied from the keydesk April 11, 1989
    Hopkinton, Massachusetts
    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
    WOODBERRY & HARRIS, Opus 243, 1889 - Original Specifications
    Andover Organ Co., R-153, 1971 - Mechanical Renovation
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS (Drawknob)
       16    Open Diapason              61          Swell to Pedal Coup.
       8     Open Diapason              61          Great to Pedal Coup.
       8     Melodia                    61
       8     Dulciana                   61          Swell to Great Coup.
       4     Octave                     61          Swell to Great 8ͮͣ  Coup.
       2-2/3 Octave Quinte              61
       2     Super Octave               61
       III   Mixture    [  -  -  ]     183       FOOT LEVERS (Labeled; l - r)
       8     Trumpet                    61          Piano Great – 8' Mel., 8' Dul.
                                                    Reversible Gr. to Ped.
    SWELL (Expressive) 
       16    Bourdon Treble       (tc)  49          Forte Great – 16,8,8,8,4,2-2/3,2,III 
       16    Bourdon Bass               12
       8     Violin Diapason            61
       8     Stopped Diapason           61       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       8     Salicional                 61          Swell Expression              (bal.)
       4     Flute Harmonique           61
       4     Violina                    61
       III   Cornet     [  -  -  ]     183       ACTION: Mechanical Key & Stop
       8     Oboe                 (tc)  49
       8     Bassoon                    12       VOICES: 19
                                                 STOPS: 21
    PEDAL                                        RANKS: 23
       16    Open Diapason              27
       16    Bourdon                    27       PIPES: 1,335
    The original cost of the organ was $3,500.00. The organ is free-standing and encased
    in the rear gallery. The 3-sectional façade contains 27 stenciled pipes arranged:
    7 – 13 - 7. The keydesk is attached and projecting. It has a lid which can be lifted
    to form a music rack. Stops are as drawknobs in terraced jambs on either side of the
    manuals. The organ was formally dedicated at the Pontifical Vesper Service on September
    2, 1889.
    Sources: W&H opus list; Parish records; notes in the files at the Andover Organ
             Co.; JRS; extant organ.
     [Received from James R. Stettner 2014-06-07.]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the keydesk April 11, 1989 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.