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!
LISTING OF HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN ORLEANS PARISH EAST BANK
(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
|Sojourn Church NO LONGER IN OPERATION
|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
|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
HOUSES OF WORSHIP LOCATED IN EAST BANK JEFFERSON PARISH
|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
ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON PARISH WEST BANK HOUSES OF WORSHIP
|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)
HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN SAINT BERNARD PARISH
|Our Lady Of Prompt Succor, Chalmette, LA.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN ST. TAMMANY PARISH
|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.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN TANGIPAHOA PARISH
|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
HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN THE RIVER PARISHES
|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
HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN LAFOURCHE, TERREBONNE AND NAPOLEONVILLE
(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
HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN WASHINGTON PARISH
|Annunciation Catholic Church, Bogalusa, LA
|Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Methodist Church, Bogalusa, LA.
|First Pentecostal Church, Bogalusa, LA.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN NEARBY CITIES
|Alexandria, Louisiana area churches
|BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
|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.
|CADDO PARISH, LOUISIANA
|Belcher-Dixie Presbyterian Church
|THE FELICIANA PARISHES OF LOUISIANA
|Churches in East Feliciana Parish
|Grace Episcopal Church, St. Francisville, LA.
|LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA AREA
|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.
|MONROE AREA CHURCHES
|Composite of churches in the Monroe, La. area
|Natchitoches Churches page
|Shreveport, Louisiana area churches
|CHURCHES IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
|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.
|OTHER CHURCHES OF INTEREST THAT WE HAVE VISITED
|Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tampa Florida
OTHER CHURCH LINKS
|Website with information on churches in New York City http://www.faithstreet.com/
|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
|OAK PARK BAPTIST CHURCH in Algiers, has now become CONNECT CHURCH.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SITE
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) demajo.net to coordinate those requests.
THE STORY OF THE STEEPLECHASERS AND NEW ORLEANS CHURCHES.COM
NewOrleansChurches.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.
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 NewOrleansChurches.com 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 NewOrleansChurches.com and our sister site www.churchesofvirginia.org, 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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