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St. John's Episcopal Church
Bay and King Streets
Taunton, Massachusetts 02780

OHS Database ID 7183.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 335, 2005-07-16.

Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 23, 2019.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 14 stops. 16 registers. 16 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.


  • Status Note: There 1974 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated by William Dunklin, listing this website as a source of information:

    In 2014 this congregation merged with St. Mark's Episcopal, Easton MA and St. John the Evangelist, Mansfield MA. The merged congregation took the name Bristol Trinity Episcopal and began meeting at Trinity Lutheran, 143 Lincoln Street, North Easton, MA. St. John's E and G. G. Hook and Hastings organ listed for sale: must be removed by June 30 2018. (Steven E. Lawson. June 18, 2018)
  • According to a posting by John Bishop on the Organ Clearing House's Facebook page on January 18, 2019, "Last weekend, the Organ Clearing House dismantled E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings Opus 764 (1874) from a former Episcopal Church in Taunton, Massachusetts. The organ will be restored by the Andover Organ Company, and installed at Christ Episcopal Church, Seattle, Washington." (James Stettner. July 23, 2019)

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  • Typed specification. Source: from Boston Organ Club Newsletter (May 1968)
    Taunton, Massachusetts
    St. John's Episcopal Church
    E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings   Opus 764   1874
    2 manuals, 16 registers, 14 stops, 16 ranks
           GREAT ORGAN                        SWELL ORGAN
        8' Open Diapason         58        8' Viola                 58
        8' Dulciana              58        8' St'd Diapason         58
        8' Melodia               58        4' Violina               58
        4' Octave                58        4' Flute Harmonique      58
        2' Fifteenth             58        8' Oboe (TC)             46
           Mixture 3 ranks      174        8' Bassoon               12
        8' Trumpet Treble (TC)   46           Tremulo
        8' Trumpet Bass          12
           PEDAL ORGAN
       16' Bourdon               27
        8' Flöte                 27
           Swell to Great Coupler             2 Great combination pedals
           Great to Pedal Coupler             Bellows Signal
           Swell to Pedal Coupler             Swell Pedal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-11-30]
  • Click Here Typed specification. Source: from Boston Organ Club Newsletter (May 1968) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.