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News from Paris | Fire @ Saint Suplice

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Serious news from Paris is that firefighters were called to Saint Sulpice this afternoon, 17th March, at around 1:20pm after a fire broke out. Some damage to a door and probably some smoke damage to the church interior. An update on the "Organs of Paris" group on Facebook says that " the fire was super fast put out - the fire deparmtent came immediately. It was very limited to what you see. It was likely NOT arson NOT - it might have been an electrical fire. People were in the church when it happened. The organ is likely FINE!"

One person has posted on another Facebook group - the "Warrington Cavaillé-Coll Organ" one - that "It seems only the Transept door has been severely damaged......but the smoke inside will certainly affect the Organ.....especially the reeds." Either way we can be glad that it was the transept door, not the main entrance doors, that burnt out or we could possibly be talking rather more damage to the organ.

Article from the "Le Parisien" website which includes some YouTube footage: http://www.leparisien.fr/paris-75/paris-l-eglise-saint-sulpice-evacuee-apres-un-incendie-17-03-2019-8033700.php

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On 17/03/2019 at 18:05, DaveHarries said:

One person has posted on another Facebook group - the "Warrington Cavaillé-Coll Organ" one - that "It seems only the Transept door has been severely damaged......but the smoke inside will certainly affect the Organ.....especially the reeds." Either way we can be glad that it was the transept door, not the main entrance doors, that burnt out or we could possibly be talking rather more damage to the organ.

Won't the organ be used to smoke in S Sulpice? Has there official word about the organ yet from anyone?

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1 hour ago, Martin Cooke said:

Won't the organ be used to smoke in S Sulpice? Has there official word about the organ yet from anyone?

 

LOL. Nice thought there Martin. You, clearly, don't know the French church very well though - or, perhaps, the Diocese of Angouleme is particularly 'low church'! And, anyway, if 'smoke' is used, the place is so vast that it will be the orgue de choeur that is used to it!!

 

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Earlier in the week there was an incident in St Patrick's cathedral, New York when a man was arrested in possession of petrol, lighter fuel and lighters.

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, DouglasCorr said:

I am pleased to find out that the Easter Vigil is being broadcast live from St Sulpice (to-night) at 8:30 pm UK time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9b7Bfy0jE

What a gloriously moving and engaging service this is. I can't stop watching... I wish that I were there.

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On ‎20‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 20:51, handsoff said:

What a gloriously moving and engaging service this is. I can't stop watching... I wish that I were there.

 

The Easter morning Mass was transferred to Eglise St Eustache.

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