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Newark – Saint Peter (Queen of Angels)

 

St. Peter’s Church, founded as a German parish, was suppressed in the late 1950s. The church was constructed with red brick with sandstone accents.The church became the home of Queen of Angels Parish, an African American congregation, until 2011 when the church was closed and the congregants moved to St. Augustine’s Church.

In 1862, shortly after construction was completed, a storm damaged the church, knocking down part of the steeple and pinnacles.

In 1931, the tower was struck by lightning and the upper portion, containing the clock, fell to the ground. The foundation of the church was destabilized as well.

In the 1960s (?), the church was coated with Brickote.

About The Building

Architectural Style

  • Gothic Revival

Fabricator(s) of Windows

  • Tyrolean Art Glass - 1905

Bells

  • 4 Bells

Notable Works of Art

  • Stations of the Cross - Hand carved monumental wood stations made in Tyrol, Austria

Current Status: Closed

Interior Pictures

Exterior Pictures

Year Opened: 1862

Year Closed: 2011

4 Comments

  1. Donna Jones
    Donna Jones September 27, 2021

    Hello,
    Does anyone know if there was a painting of St. Anthony in the church? If so, do you know anything about its history? Thank you.

  2. Mary Ann Uschak
    Mary Ann Uschak May 17, 2021

    Glad the altar is being used again. It was a magnificent church. We use to clean the confessionals on Saturdays. Was so much fun.

  3. Mary Ann Uschak
    Mary Ann Uschak July 5, 2019

    So sad to see St. Peter’s gone.

  4. Suzanne
    Suzanne May 17, 2018

    The reredos (High Altar), with all the statues that used to be in the Queen of Angels Catholic church (formerly St Peter’s) in Newark, has been bought, refurbished and installed in a newly built Catholic Church in Marysville, Kansas. They are to have their dedication on May 26, 2018. Check out their website: http://www.stgregorychurch.org/new-church

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