Started in 1926, then inaugurated on July 4, 1930,
the church, in the Art-New style, is the work of
architect Charles-Henri Besnard. He used
techniques that he had patented a few years
earlier as elements of moulded armed cement. It is
the first church built with this method. The church,
classified as a Historic Monument, has beautiful
frescoes and stained glass windows due to the
Alsatian master glassmaker Greber.
St Christophe de Javel is also known for its Master's
degree, created in 1955 by organist Claude
Sommer. It was successively conducted by many
well-known choirmasters (Henri Chalet, Gérald de
Messes avec orgue
Saturday 6:30 PM, Sunday 9 and 11 AM
Originally, the church was equipped with a small
Cavaillé-Mutin organ that was the former salon organ of
Jean Huré. Its construction dates back to 1915-1920.
In 1970, it was rebuilt by the Schwenkdel House in
Strasbourg- Koenigshoffen. The wind-chests of the
Grand-Orgue and the Swell were replaced, the
mechanics rebuilt and the piping was re-tuned. The
harmony was performed by the Steinmetz brothers.