St. Peter Parish History

St. Peter Church has stood on its present location in Mount Clemens, MI since 1843.   Prior to this, there were Catholic churches located on the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair which served as the forerunners to the present St. Peter Parish.  As the mother church for Macomb County, St. Peter Parish has served the Catholics of the county seat for almost 200 years. For more information about the history of St. Peter Parish or the art and architecture of the present St. Peter Church, please see the links below.

The History

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The Art & Architecture

Check out more about the art & architecture of our parish  below! 
Exterior view of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church at 86 New St., and St. Mary's School. The frame church building was built in 1843, and the school was built in 1870. The frame church was razed in 1882 when construction on the new brick church began. MCPL Archives
St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Mary Catholic School
Postcard view of the exterior of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church at 86 New St. The church building was dedicated in November, 1883, and was destroyed by fire on September 11, 1957. MCPL Archives
The steeple of St. Peter collapses on September 11, 1957.