Pipe Organs in Newfoundland and Labrador 

...a Personal Odyssey by David Peters 



Listing of Organs by Religious Denominations


St. John the Evangelist, Coley's Point
St. Andrew's, Bay Roberts
Holy Redeemer, Spaniard's Bay
St. Paul, Harbour Grace
St. James, Carbonear
St. Paul's, Trinity
St. Andrews, Fogo
St. Peter's, Twillingate
St. Martin's Cathedral, Gander
Holy Trinity, Grand Falls-Windsor
St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, Corner Brook
St. James, Port aux Basques
St. John the Evangelist, Burgeo
St. Stephen, Greenspond
St. Thomas, St. John's
St. John the Baptist Cathedral, St. John's
St. Mary the Virgin, St. John's
Christ Church Cathedral, Falkland Islands

Roman Catholic

Basilica Cathedral, Labrador City
Basilica Cathedral (Gallery), St. John's
Basilica Cathedral (Sanctuary), St. John's
St. Pius X, St. John's
St. Patrick's, St. John's
Corpus Christi, St. John's
Sts. Peter and Paul, Bay Bulls
St. Pierre Cathedral

United Church

Brigus United Church
Cupids United Church
Clarke's Beach United Church
Central United, Bay Roberts
Trinity United, Winterton
Memorial United, Grand Falls-Windsor
St. Anthony United Church
First United, Collins Cove, Burin
St. James, St. John's
Cochrane Street, St. John's
Gower Street, St. John's
George Street, St. John's
Wesley United, St. John's


St. Andrew's, St. John's
St. David's, St. John's


Hopedale, Labrador

Non-church Locations

North East Museum, Twillingate
Memorial University D.F. Cook Recital Hall
Memorial University, Studio
Masonic Temple, St. John's

Listing of Organs by Size/Number of Manuals

Four Manuals

Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cochrane Street United Church

Three Manuals

Wesley United Church
Gower Street United Church
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
D.F. Cook Recital Hall, MUN
Saint Mary the Virgin Anglican Church
First United Church

Two Manuals

St. Martin's Cathedral
Memorial United CHurch
St. Anthony United Church
Central United Church
St. James United Church
Studio Organ, MUN
St. Pius X Church
St. David's Presbyterian Church
St. Thomas Anglican Church
Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Masonic Temple
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

One Manual

Brigus United Church
Cupids United Church
Clarke's Beach United Church
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
St. Matthew's Anglican Church
Holy Redeemer Anglican Church
St. Paul's Anglican Church
St. James Anglican Church
Trinity United Church
St. Paul's Anglican Church
St. Andrew's Anglican Church
St. Peter's Anglican Church
North East Museum
Holy Trinity Church
Hopedale Moravian Church
Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
St. James Anglican Church
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
Zion United Church
Corpus Christi Catholic Church


1. The four organs which are not pupe organs or not located in Newfoundland and Labrador are not included on this list.

2. Counting the estimated 40,000 pipes in these organs has not been possible, but it is interesting to observe that, of the total of pipes, the four groups listed above would have approximately 10,000 pipes each.

Builders of Newfoundland Organs

One each was built by Chappell Company, Bell Organ & Piano Company, Norman brothers and Beard. M. P. Möller, Estey Organ Company, August Gern, Orgues Létourneau, Rogers Instrumental Corporation, Telford & Telford and an unknown German builder. Casavant Frères Limitée built 24, Forster and Andrews built 6, Bevington and Sons built 5, and Positive Organ Company built 2.


  1.  Over half the organs were built by Casavant.
  2. Seventeen were built in the British Isles.
  3. Two organs were built by other Canadian companies.
  4. Three were built in the United States.
  5. The name of one builder is unknown.
  6. All of the English organs were built before 1930.
  7. All of the Casavant organs were built after 1920.
  8. Sixteen of the English organs are more than 100 years old, most built in the twenty years before 1912.
  9. Almost fifteen organs have been built since 1959.
  10. Six organs were built between 1927 and 1931.
  11. The organs mentioned in items 8, 9 and 10 were all built in times of relative prosperity in Newfoundland.