NEW ORLEANS CHURCHES, an historical photo album of historic places of worship in the New Orleans area.
Photography and site design by John DeMajo and Kathleen DeMajo Adams
The resources of this web site are available, without charge, to all Gulf Coast area churches and congregations!
Please also visit our CHURCHES OF VIRGINIA website featuring photos and organ specifications.
(also see surrounding cities and parishes listed below)
Academy Of The Sacred Heart Chapel
Annunciation Catholic Church
Annunciation Episcopal Church (see Church of the Annunciation, Episcopal)
Baptist Theological Seminary Chapel
Berean Presbyterian Church
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Blessed Seelos Catholic Church (formerly called St. Vincent dePaul)
Broad Street Mission Church
Cabrini High School and Chapel
Canal Street Presbyterian Church
Carrollton Avenue Church Of Christ
Carrollton Presbyterian Church
Carrollton United Methodist Church
Center Of Jesus The Lord (formerly Carmelite Convent)
Chapel Of The Holy Comforter-Anglican/Episcopal
Christ Church Cathedral
Christian Bible Fellowship (Building was formerly Redeemer Lutheran Church)
Church Of Christ in Eastern New Orleans
Church Of The Annunciation (Episcopal)
Coliseum Place Baptist Church
Congregation Agudath Achim Anshe Sfard
Congregation Beth Israel
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Edgewater Baptist Church
Epiphany, Church Of The (Catholic)
Felicity United Methodist Church
Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
First African Baptist Church
First African Baptist Church-Sixth District
First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA.
First Church Of Christ Scientist
First Emanuel Baptist Church
First English Lutheran Church
First United Methodist Church (merged with Grace United Methodist Church 2008)
First Presbyterian Church
First Street United Methodist Church
First Universalist Unitarian Church
Fourth Church Of Christ Scientist
Gentilly Baptist Church
Gentilly Presbyterian Church
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Lutheran Church (present location)
Grace Lutheran Church (original building now Christian's Restaurant)
Grace United Methodist Church (merged with First United Methodist Church effective 2008)
Greater Saint Stephen Full Gospel Church
Greek Orthodox Cathedral Of The Holy Trinity
Harbor Church (Congregation meets at 6100 Canal Boulevard in former Lakeview Baptist Building)
Holy Angels Academy Chapel (Now converted to senior housing center)
Holy Ghost Catholic Church, New Orleans Also see St. Katherine Drexel Church
Holy Name Of Jesus Catholic Church
Holy Rosary (Our Lady of the Holy Rosary) Catholic Church
Holy Trinity Catholic Church (closed)
Immaculate Conception (known locally as 'Jesuits' on Baronne')
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (building now owned by Victory Fellowship
Incarnate Word Catholic Church
Jackson Avenue Evangelical Congregation
Jah Center for Positive Change (see Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church below)
Korean Presbyterian Church of New Orleans
LaHarpe Community United Methodist Church
Lakeview Baptist Church NO LONGER IN OPERATION
Lakeview Presbyterian Church
Lake Vista United Methodist Church
Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Milne Boys Home Chapel
Mount Calvary Fellowship
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (see Jah Center For Positive Change)
Mount Tabor Baptist Church
Mount Zion United Methodist Church
Napoleon Avenue Methodist Church
New Orleans Community Church
Norwegian Seamen's Church
Notre Dame De Bon Secours (destroyed in 1915 hurricane)
Notre Dame Catholic Seminary
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
Our Lady of Guadeloupe Catholic Church
Our Lady of Lavang Catholic Church
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church CLOSED SINCE KATRINA AND FOR SALE
Our Lady Of Prompt Succor
Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart /St. Boniface
Our Lady Star Of The Sea Catholic Church This church scheduled for merger 2024
Original Saint Ann's Church and Shrine
Original Saint Joseph Academy and Convent
Parker Memorial Methodist Church
Payne Memorial AME Church
Peace Church (Presbyterian)
Pilgrim Progress Missionary Baptist Church
Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church
Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church
Redeemer Presbyterian Church (sharing space with St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church)
Resurrection Of Our Lord Catholic Church
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Saint Alphonsus Community Center
Saint Andrew Episcopal Church
Saint Anna's Episcopal Church
Saint. Anthony Of Padua Catholic Church
Saint. Augustine Catholic Church
Saint Cecilia Church (Now closed)
Saint Charles Avenue Baptist Church
Saint Charles Avenue Church Of Christ
Saint Charles Presbyterian Church
Saint Clare's Monastery
Saint David Catholic Church
Saint. Dominic Catholic Church
Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church
Saint. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church
Saint Gabriel The Archangel Catholic Church This church scheduled for merger 2024
Saint George's Episcopal Church
Saint Henry's Catholic Church
Saint James African Methodist Church
Saint James Major Catholic Church This church scheduled for merger 2024
Saint Joan Of Arc Catholic Church
Saint John Lutheran Church
Saint John The Baptist Catholic Church
Saint. Joseph's Catholic Church (Tulane Avenue)
St. Katherine Church (was original St. Joseph Church) See St. Joseph Church
Saint Katherine Drexel Church (formerly Holy Ghost Church)
Saint. Leo The Great Catholic Church
Saint Louis Cathedral, New Orleans
Saint Luke Anglican Episcopal Church (Original Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church)
Saint Luke United Methodist Church
Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church
Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
Saint Mark's Methodist Church of the Vieux Carre
Saint Mary Of The Angels Catholic Church This church scheduled for merger 2024
Saint Mary's Assumption Catholic Church
Saint Mary's Catholic Chapel
Saint Mary's Italian Church (Old Ursuline Chapel)
Saint Mathew Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saint Matthew United Church Of Christ
Saint Matthias Catholic Church
Saint Maurice Catholic Church
Saint Monica Catholic Church
Saint. Patrick Catholic Church
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church
Saint Paul Lutheran Church
Saint Paul The Apostle Catholic Church
Saint Peter A.M.E.
Saint Peter Baptist Church
Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church (Closed 2001)
Saint Peter Claver Catholic Church
Saint Pius X Catholic Church,
Saint Raphael The Archangel Catholic Church (see also Transfiguration Catholic Church below)
Chapel and Hermitage of Saint Raymond and Our Lady of Good Help (no longer exists)
Saint Rita of Cascia Catholic Church
Saint. Roch Cemetery Chapel
Saint. Rose Of Lima Catholic Church
Saint. Stephen Catholic Church
Saint Theresa Of Avila Catholic Church This church scheduled for merger 2024
Saint Theresa Little Flower of the Child Jesus Catholic Church
Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church (Renamed St. Francis Seelos Church)
Salem United Church Of Christ
Second Baptist Church Sixth District
Second Free Mission Baptist Church
Second Mount Olive Baptist Church
Sixth Baptist Church
Suburban Baptist Church
Temple Sinai Jewish Reform Congregation
TheWay Christian Church
Third Presbyterian Church, New Orleans (closed August 1, 2004)
Transfiguration Catholic Church, New Orleans (this parish replaces St. Raphael the Archangel and also St. Francis Xavier Cabrini) This church scheduled for merger 2024
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity United Methodist Church
Touro Synagogue
Union Bethel AME Church
Unitarian Universalist Church and Community Center
Valence Street Baptist Church
Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries (building was Napoleon Ave Presbyterian Church)
Zion Lutheran Church
All Saints Episcopal Church, River Ridge, LA.
Atonement Lutheran Church, Metairie, LA
Chinese Presbyterian Church, Kenner, LA
Christ Church Anglican Catholic, Metairie, LA
Christ The King Lutheran Church, Kenner, LA
Congregation Gates Of Prayer, Metairie, LA
Faith Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Metairie, LA.
Faithful Word Assembly Kenner, :LA
First Baptist Church, Kenner, LA
First English Lutheran Church, Metairie, LA
First Trinity Evangelical United Church Of Christ, Metairie, LA.
Grace Presbyterian Church, Metiairie, LA.
Jefferson Presbyterian Church, Jefferson, LA.
John Calvin Presbyterian Church, Metairie, LA
Kenner Church of the Nazarene, Kenner, LA
Kenner Presbyterian Church, Kenner, LA.
Masjid AbuBakr Mosque
Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church, Metairie, LA
Munholland United Methodist Church, Metairie, LA.
Our Lady Of Divine Providence Catholic Church This church scheduled for merger 2024
Parkway Presbyterian Church, Metairie, LA.
Saint Angela Merici Catholic Church
Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Jefferson, LA
Saint Ann Church and Shrine, Metairie, LA
Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church, Metairie, LA
Saint Benilde Catholic Church, Metairie, LA
Saint Catherine Of Siena Catholic Church, Metairie, LA
Saint Christopher Catholic Church
Saint Clement of Rome Catholic Church
Saint Edward The Confessor Catholic Church, Metairie, LA
Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Saint Lawrence The Martyr, Metairie, LA
Saint Louis King of France Catholic Church, Metairie, LA
Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saint Martin's Episcopal Church, Metairie, La.
Saint Mary Magdalin Catholic Church
St. Matthew The Apostle, Jefferson, LA.
Saint Matthew United Methodist Church
Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church, Metairie, La.
Saint Rita of Cascia, Harahan, LA.
Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, Metairie, LA
Note: An excellent article on the history of the Catholic Church in Algiers, LA, as prepared by Lynn E. Parker, Jr. is available here.
Algiers Church Of Christ (This church is now called DeGaulle Drive Church Of Christ)
Algiers United Methodist Church (Algiers)
All Saints Catholic Church (Algiers)
Aurora United Methodist Church (Algiers)
Belle Chasse Community United Methodist Church
Connect Church (Algiers)
DeGaulle Drive Church Of Christ (Algiers)
Faith Presbyterian Church, (Harvey, LA)
First Baptist Church of Belle Chasse, LA.
First Pentecostal Church, (Marrero, LA)
Gretna United Methodist Church
Holy Name Of Mary Catholic Church (Algiers)
Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Algiers)
Love Lutheran Church (Algiers)
Metropolitan Tabernacle (Algiers) (Conversion of theatre to church)
Mount Olivet Episcopal Church (Algiers)
Navigators Christian Fellowship (Algiers)
Oak Park Baptist Church ( see Connect Church)
Our Lady Of Perpetual HelpChurch, (Belle Chasse)
Our Lady Of Wisdom Nursing Facility Chapel, (Algiers)
Our Lady Of Prompt Succor, (Westwego, La)
Saint Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church, (Algiers)
Saint Anthony Catholic Church, (Gretna)
Saint John Bosco Chapel at Hope Haven (Marrero) This church scheduled for merger 2024
Saint. Joseph's Catholic Church (Gretna)
Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, (Marrero, LA)
Saint Julian Eymard Catholic Church, (Algiers) (Church closed 2005 and property recently sold)
Saint Mark's Catholic Church, Ama, LA.
Saint Martha Catholic Church, (Harvey, LA)
Saint Philip Episcopal Church, (Algiers)
Saint Rosalie Catholic Church, (Harvey, LA) This church scheduled for merger 2024
Trinity Lutheran Church, (Algiers)
Visitation of Our Lady, (Marrero, LA)
Woodland Presbyterian Church, (Algiers)
Our Lady Of Prompt Succor, Chalmette, LA.
Bethany Lutheran Church, Slidell, LA
Calvary Baptist Church, Slidell, LA.
Christ Episcopal Church, Covington, LA.
Covington Presbyterian Church
Faith Presbyterian Church, Covington, LA
First United Methodist Church, Covington, LA
First United Methodist Church, Slidell, LA
Madisonville Presbyterian Church, Madisonville, LA
Mary Queen Of Peace Catholic Church, Mandeville, LA.
Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, Slidell, LA.
New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Mandeville, LA
Our Lady Of The Lake Catholic Church , Mandeville, LA.
Pearl River United Methodist Church, Pearl River, LA
Penn Chapel, Mandeville, LA.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lacombe, LA
Saint Anselm Catholic Church, Madisonville, LA.
Saint Jane De Chantal Catholic Church, Abita Springs, LA.
Saint John Of The Cross Catholic Church, Lacombe, LA
Saint John The Baptist Catholic Church, Folsom, LA
Saint. Joseph's Seminary College St. Benedict, La.
Saint Luke The Evangelist, Slidell, LA.
Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Slidell, LA..
Saint Peter Catholic Church, Covington, LA
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Pearl River, LA (Original building now a private residence)
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Pearl River, LA (present church)
Saint Timothy United Methodist Church, Mandeville, LA
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Abita Springs, LA
United Methodist Church of the Servant, Mandeville, LA.
Waldheim Settlemet Church, Covington, LA.
All Saints Episcopal Church, Ponchatoula, LA
Three Catholic chapels in Independence, LA.
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Amite, LA
First Baptist Church, Amite, LA
First Baptist Church, Independence, LA
First United Methodist Church, Hammond, LA.
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, Hammond, LA
Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Hammond, LA.
Mater Dolorosa, Independence, La.
New Life Full Gospel Church, Amite, LA.
Our Lady Of Pompeii, Tickfaw, LA.
Queen Of The Most Holy Rosary Chapel, Ponchatoula, LA
Rosaryville Retreat House, Ponchatoula, LA.
Saint. Joseph's Catholic Church Ponchatoula, LA.
Saint Helena Catholic Church, Amite, LA.
United Methodist Church- Ponchatoula, LA
Ascension Catholic Church, Donaldsonville, LA.
Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, Convent, LA.
Meadows Chapel, Prairieville, LA.
Saint Anne Catholic Church, Sorrento, LA
Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Destrahan, LA
Saint Gabriel Catholic Church, St. Gabriel, LA.
Saint. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, LA.
Saint John The Baptist Church, Edgard, LA
Saint John The Evangelist Catholic Church, Plaquemine, LA.
Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, Paulina, LA
Saint Luke Baptist Church, St. James Parish, LA.
Saint Mary's Chapel, Convent, LA.
Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, Convent, LA.
Saint Peter Catholic Church, Reserve, LA This church scheduled for merger 2024
Saint Philip Catholic Church, Vacherie, LA.
Saint Stephen The Martyr Catholic Church, Maurepas, LA.
Saint Theresa of Avila, Gonzales, LA
Saint Thomas Catholic Church, Springfield, LA
(View MAP of this area)
Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Catholic Church, Plattenville, LA.
Christ Episcopal Church, Napoleonville, LA.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Morgan City, LA.
Saint Anne Catholc Church in Napoleonville, LA.
Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church, Paincourtville, LA
The Cathedral Of St. Francis De Sales, Houma, LA.
Saint Joseph Co-Cathedral, Thibodaux, LA.
Saint John's Episcopal Church, Thibodaux, LA.
Saint John The Evangelist Catholic Church, Thibodaux, LA
Saint Mary's Nativity Catholic Church, Raceland, LA.
Saint Matthew Episcopal Church, Houma, LA
Saint Philomene Catholic Church, Labadieville, LA
Annunciation Catholic Church, Bogalusa, LA
Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Methodist Church, Bogalusa, LA.
First Pentecostal Church, Bogalusa, LA.
Alexandria, Louisiana area churches
First Baptist Church. Baton Rouge, LA.
First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, LA
First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, LA
Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Baton Rouge, LA.
St. James Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge, LA.
St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, LA
St. Joseph's Catholic Cathedral, Baton Rouge, LA
Saint Mary Of False River, New Roads, LA.
St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, LA.
Belcher-Dixie Presbyterian Church
Churches in East Feliciana Parish
Grace Episcopal Church, St. Francisville, LA.
Cathedral of Saint John The Evangelist, Lafayette, LA.
Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Lafayette, LA.
Saint Peter's Catholic Church, Carencro, LA.
Saint Martin DE Tours Catholic Church, St. Martinville, LA.
Composite of churches in the Monroe, La. area
Natchitoches Churches page
Shreveport, Louisiana area churches
Cathedral of St. Peter The Apostle, Jackson, MS
Christ Episcopal Church, Bay St. Louis, MS.
Our Lady Of The Gulf Catholic Church, Bay St. Louis, MS
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, Jackson, MS.
St. Paul Episcopal Church, Woodville, MS.
Saint Rose De Lima Catholic Church, Bay St. Louis, MS.
Rose Hill Baptist Church, Natchez, MS.
Saint Clare Catholic Church, Waveland, MS.
St. Mary's Basilica, Natchez, MS.
Temple B'Nai Israel, Natchez, MS.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Natchez, MS.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tampa Florida
Website with information on churches in New York City
Churches of Central Virginia
News of church closings and mergers from local media.
November of 2023, the Archdiocese in New Orleans announced the intended closing or merger of several churches. As churches are closed or merged, we will update this site to reflect those changes.
December 2014 Archbishop of New Orleans announces sale of several former Catholic Church properties includimg Our Lady Of Lourdesand and Sts. Peter and Paul in New Orleans.
8/20/2012 New report released regarding closed Catholic Church dispositions. Individual church pages have been updated with the new information.
12/11/2011 - An article in the New Orleans Times Picayune has announced the closing of Grace Episcopal Church on Canal Street on January 5th. The closing was announced by Bishop Morris Thompson.
12/10/2011 - The Archdiocese announced today that the Center Of Jesus The Lord, presently housed in the old Carmelite Convent on North Rampart Street, will be moving to the facilities of the presently closed Our Lady Of Good Counsel Church.
New Orleans Archdiocese to sell or lease thirteen properties including seven closed churches 2/1/2011
SPECIAL NOTICE: Catholic Archdiocese announces church closings and mergers. 4-9-2008 (See Report Here)
Christine Shannon has provided a report on the founding dates of several Louisiana and Mississippi churches. For a PDF copy, click here

NOTE: If we have missed any historical churches, or if the information contained herein is inaccurate, we will be happy to add to or update the site upon request. Effective 2009, the managers of this site have relocated outside of the New Orelans area. Churches wishing to add or update information should contact the Steeplechasers at jdemajo (at) to coordinate those requests.

THE STORY OF THE STEEPLECHASERS AND NEW ORLEANS CHURCHES.COM was begun in 2001 by Kathleen DeMajo at the time that she was a freshman at a Cabrini High School in New Orleans. Ms. DeMajo was given an assignment to document the history, and provide photographs of several parish churches in her immediate neighborhood in New Orleans. Her father, Engineer and programmer John DeMajo, placed her report on-line on a web server that he operated in conjunction with his engineering and construction company. Through log records from that site, her family soon realized that Kathleen's photos and data were being viewed by a multitude of users including visitors to the New Orleans area, cruise lines based in New Orleans, and by the congregations of the featured churches.

When it became apparent that the site was providing a needed service to the community, Mr. DeMajo and his daughter became known as the "Steeplechasers" and they set out to improve and upgrade the site in order to provide information on as many churches as possible in Southern Louisiana and Mississippi. As musicians and members of the American Guild of Organists, John and Kathleen also decided to extend the site's resources to include information on the pipe organs that were housed in many of the churches that they featured. With efforts extending over several years, they were able to photograph most major churches in the Gulf South. Later, friends Jonathan Fox and Ellyn Orth-Meier teamed up with John and Kathleen, providing additional coverage for the site.

Following Hurricane Katrina, and the loss of our New Orleans facilities, the DeMajo family relocated outside of the Gulf South area. We have pledged, however, to keep operating as a continuing service to our friends and viewers. We wish to acknowledge the dedication of Ms. Ellyn Orth-Meier who has worked closely with us in gathering updated information and photographs, as well as Mr. Eric Ordoyne, and others who have helped to keep the organ information on the site updated.

Both and our sister site, are privately owned and managed, non-commerical sites that operate strictly as a free service to the cities and the various congregations that are featured. The operations are funded entirely by the DeMajo Family, and listings on the site are provided, free-of-charge and upon request, to any legitimate church or institution of worship in the coverage area.

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