Rikkyo University was founded in 1874 by Bishop Channing Moore Williams, a missionary from the United States. In 1896 he founded a secondary school which would become "Rikkyo Niiza High School". Rikkyo University maintains close ties with the Episcopal Church, the Church of England, and the worldwide Anglican communion. St. Paul's Chapel on the Niiza campus was designed by Czech architect Antonin Raymond, who was strongly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright for the use of concrete in the structure and the interior design of buildings. The Chapel was constructed in 1963. In addition to worship services, it is open to civic concerts.
The organ is placed in a newly-built balcony above the main entrance of the chapel and is a two manual and pedal instrument of 24 stops and 1,786 pipes. The tonal design is based on the 18th through 20th century French style. The organ effectively plays the wide range of French organ music composed by the great composers such as François Couperin, César Franck, and Louis Vierne. It is also an excellent instrument for leading hymn singing and for accompanying choral repertoire in the daily services held at St. Paul's Chapel.