On the occasion of the renovation of the choir roofs, upon studying historic photographic images, the cathedral master builder became aware that originally a cross stood on the eastern end of the roof ridge. After extensive discussions, the decision was made to once again give the Wiesenkirche a cross at this spot, with a suitable new design. Thanks to the generous donation of a local entrepreneur and another member of the Cathedral Construction Association, financing could be secured. Metal worker, Walter Schneider, from Schmallenberg, was commissioned to produce a bronze cross. The cross was erected as part of the Thanksgiving service on 1 October 2006.