The sanctuary organ, by Paul Fritts and Company of Tacoma, WA, was installed and dedicated in 2010. Modeled after Northern European examples from the “golden age” of organ building, this mechanical-action instrument comprises 48 registers or “stops” across three keyboards and pedal. The instrument, Fritts’ Opus 29, is this highly respected builder’s first instrument in Texas.

A specification of the organ can be veiwed > here
The following link is a photo gallery, from the Fritts Organ website.


Built in the style of Albert Delin, an 18th century Flemish builder, by John Phillips of Berkeley, CA, this harpsichord was completed and dedicated in 2012. The Delin is a single-keyboard instrument with two 8’ (unison) sets of strings.



The church owns two five-octave sets of Schulmerich handbells, as well as two sets of choir chimes—a result of the 2010 merger of Central and St. Philip Presbyterian Churches. The two sets of bells allow for increased flexibility of programming, set-up, and literature which is not possible with a single set.



The sanctuary includes two grand pianos, a Steinway in the chancel area, and a Kawai in the choir loft. Other grand, upright, and studio pianos are located throughout the campus in choir rehearsal rooms, class rooms, and community rooms, making it possible to have live accompaniment not only for choir rehearsals, but also for various classes, Session meetings, and meals.


St. Philip is a member of the Presbyterian Church - USA
4807 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77056 - Ph. (713) 622-4807