The visual design for Opus 103 was developed to harmonize with the architecture of this the first church designed by Ralph Adams Cram. The design was created within a scale model, which allowed the designers to view the case from all angles, including the tower entrance. The organ speaks down the length of the nave from a new gallery designed by architect William Buckingham, a member of the parish. The sculptural quality and decoration of the quarter-sawn white oak organ reflects, but does not compete with, the lavish carvings in the chancel and in the exquisite Lady Chapel.

A singular feature is the rear façade rank, facing the great tower window. The Tower Diapason supports the singing of those seated in the tower and provides an echo effect for the listeners in the nave. Instruments facing two sides are not uncommon in England, Italy and Spain; the unique architectural setting at All Saints' provides the ideal opportunity to achieve this arrangement in America.

103 portrait

Courtesy C.B. Fisk, Gloucester, MA

Download this file (CB Fisk Op. 103 specification, All Saints, Ashmont.pdf)Opus 103 Stoplist[ ]65 kB

Service Times


7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Low Mass
9:00 a.m. Adult Christian Education*
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass
11:30 a.m. Coffee Hour

* during the academic year


Low Mass
Wednesday 10 a.m. *
Friday 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.

* followed by coffee hour





Location and Parking

209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester MA 02124
(617) 436-6370


All Saints is located in the south Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, just off Peabody Square, at 209 Ashmont St. and is a very short walk from the Ashmont T station on the Red Line. (Click icon for map.)



For the duration of the building restoration (thru mid-December 2014), the church proper and only the first floor of the parish house are accessible.  The parish house is accessible from the drop-off area in the newly paved parking lot on Ashmont Street.  From the same drop-off area, there is a walkway and and an ADA-compliant ramp to the Ashmont Street door of the church. Port-o-Johns are available in the parking lot—for men, women, and an accessible Port-o-John.

Once the restoration project is complete (by mid-December 2014), entry to the church and parish house will be by either of two accessible entrances at the drop-off area in the parish's parking lot. There will be a third accessible entrance on Lombard Street. An elevator will service each of the five principal levels of the church and parish house. Accessible bathrooms will be adjacent to the church and Peabody Hall and next to the classrooms in the basement level of the parish house.


There is a private parking lot for 47 cars and on-street parking on both Ashmont Street and on the other streets surrounding the church. Through mid-December 2014, construction machinery will occupy portions of the parking lot.

Four of these spaces are reserved for Zipcars.

Parish of All Saints, Ashmont


Our emphasis at the Parish of All Saints is on sacramental worship (the Mass or Holy Eucharist) celebrated in a traditional Anglo-Catholic style, with strong orthodox teaching and preaching, supportive pastoral care, a caring parish family, and responsibility to our community and the greater world.

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