Saint Ignace

The Church

Saint Ignace was built by the Jesuits in 1855 in a neo-gothic style (St. Ignatius of Loyola is the founder of the order of the Jesuits). It has no apparent facade which can be seen from the street. The pastoral and liturgical services are provided by the Jesuits. Next to the chapel is their Centre Sèvres, which houses the Faculty of philosophy and theology of the Jesuits in France.

The organ

The organ case is built by Loret (1862, great organ) and Haerpfer-Ermann (197, positif). The organ of Loret was entirely renewed by Cavaillé-Coll in 1891 (31 stops). Maintenance was done by Mutin in 1924, without making changes to the instrument. In 1947, the salicional and the cornet were replaced by a nasard and a tierce. The salicional bass pipes in façade became silent, but were left in place.
In 1977, Haerpfer-Ermann conducted a full restoration and added a Positif of eleven stops. In 1998 maintenance works were carried out by Koenig in association with Philippe Emeriau. The organ was completely disassembled and cleaned, the worn parts replaced. Mechanics were reviewed. The keyboard, the salicional, the cornet and the Cavaillé-Coll parts of the organ were restored. On the positive, the Clairon was replaced by a Cromorne. In 2012, the same builders carried out new maintenance works, including the installation of a computer.

Main builder History Latest restauration
1891 - Aristide Cavaillé-Coll 1924 - Mutin
1998 - Yves Koenig et Philippe Emeriau
2012 - Yves Koenig et Philippe Emeriau
1977 - Haerpfer-Ermann

III/43 - Mechanical traction (stops electrical)

Pierre Queval, Pascal Marsault, Simon Cnockaert, Philippe Charru

Concerts: seldomly
Masses with organ: Saturday 6 PM, Sunday 9.30 AM and 11 AM