PHOTOS: Removal of weather-beaten cross from St. Peter Church in Jefferson City

Nov. 19, 2020


Fifth-graders of St. Peter Interparish School in Jefferson City, their teachers and Father Jeremy Secrist, pastor, watch employees of the Renaissance Roofing Co. use a crane to lift the 1883-vintage copper cross from the top of the steeple of St. Peter Church near the State Capitol the afternoon on Nov. 19, 2020. The weather-worncross will be kept as a historical artifact. A new cross is being made of similar design and dimensions as part of major repairs to the roofs of the church and other parish buildings. Hailstones as large as grapefruits caused extensive roof damage to the Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Peter Church in Jefferson City, Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois, St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Mokane, Church of the Risen Savior in Rhineland, the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows and the St. Martin Church Museum in Starkenburg, and the Alphonse J. Schwartze Memorial Catholic Center in Jefferson City the afternoon of March 27. Most of the repair costs are covered by insurance. (65 photos)