Tags: Barbara Putnam, crosses, Jerry Dougherty
I’m writing to share with you a bit of information that I think is interesting and would like to share, just in case you find it interesting too.
I knew that the St. Michael’s cross, which we see in our bulletin and elsewhere, including on this blog site and our main website, is based on the real St. Michael’s cross on the roof of the church’s central tower. What I just found out is that it was drawn by parishioner Barbara Putnam. Barbara explained to me that she did the cross for the leaflet of the service in which we installed Jenni as our rector. Jenni told Barbara she that liked the cross on the roof, and asked her to draw it.
Jenni said to me that she remembers Barbara standing outside with binoculars staring at the cross, then looking down to draw, then up with the binoculars, and down the draw…
Barbara is an architectural designer who has contributed to a number of projects at the church in the past many years, as well as additional wonderful drawings. More on all that another time.
The picture below shows the original cross on the top of the central tower, taken by Jerry Dougherty from the front of the church.