The Ashmont Skinner is nearing completion. This project, primarily undertaken by Joe Sloane and Jonathan Ortloff, with guidance and management from Jonathan Ambrosino, began in the fall of 2013. The team expects the organ will make its first sounds in early May

The work you see in these photographs is primarily that of Joe Sloane, who has taken charge of leathering work and component restoration, and Jonathan Ortloff, who has mostly tackled the wind system and console; each man has helped the other in various tasks, and together they have re-engineered the instrument, originally in two chambers, into Ashmont's single chamber. Jonathan Ambrosino has been handling flue pipe restoration, and general project management.

Many colleagues have provided support, including:
Amory Atkins, Joshua Wood, Dean Conry (hefty helping; facade pipe restoration)
A. Thompson-Allen Co. (component restoration)
Blackstone Valley Piano (manual keyboard restoration)
Broome & Co. LLC (reed pipe restoration)
Spencer Organ Company (releathering, pipe restoration assistance)
Not only are we grateful to all who have helped us realize this project, but also we are especially appreciative of all those who have given funds to cover the project costs.

Commentary and photography: Jonathan Ambrosino

01 Chest Setup 02 Chest setup 03 Console on bench 04 Keyboards 05 Key Contacts 05 Keyslips 06 Striker plates 07 Bass Jamb 08 Treble Jamb 09 Stop contacts 09 Tablet Rail 10 Console partway 11 Piston Testing 12 Switchstack 13 Switch detail 14 Switch contacts 14 Switch Plates 15 Indicator Lamps 16 Pedal Naturals 17 Regulator 18 Gr 4 Prin CC 19 Gr 4 Princ FF 20 Gr 8 Clarabella 21 H Borden 21 Clarabella G44 22 Rohr Flute bass 23 Rohr Flute cleaned 24 Rohr Flute machine 25 Voix Celeste C13 26 Voix Celeste unclean 27 Voix Celeste drying 28 Snowbound 29 Sw III A-7 marks 30 BH and tape 31 Bathtub 32 Sw Mixture 2 33 Sw III sleeve marks 34 Martin sleeving mixtures 35 Sw Mixture trayed 36 Geigen Mixture comparison 37 Sw 8 Geigen zincs 38 Martin repairing Geigen 39 Cor de nuit Marks 1 40 Cor de Nuit Marks 2 41 Finished trebles 1 42 Paper 43 Finished trebles 2 44 Contrebasse in place



 

Service Times

Sundays

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

Weekdays

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

* followed by coffee hour

 

Location and Parking

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

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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.)

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The five principal levels of our buildings are handicap accessible, served by a five-stop elevator. Handicap access into both buildings is by a walkway and ADA-compliant ramp from the parking lot to the Ashmont Street door of the church.  There are handicap accessible bathrooms on four levels of the church and parish house.

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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.

Four of these spaces are reserved for Zipcars.

Parish of All Saints, Ashmont

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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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