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Rowland Flat, SA - Trinity Lutheran


State: South Australia
Denomination: Lutheran
Address: Barossa Valley Way Rowland Flat
GPS: -34.58404, 138.927097

History and Architecture:

Trinity Lutheran established itself after the disastrous flooding of the Hoffnungsthal settlement in 1853.

In I855 the congregations of Holtnunesthal and Rosedale separated from Bethany. Around the same time the Hoffnungsthal members in the Rowland Flat area decided to form their own congregation.

J.G. Schulz a member of the congregation offered as a donation the piece of land where the church stands today. The foundation stone was laid on 14th May 1867. The dedication service took place on 25 August 1867. A porch and vestry were added later and a Saturday School was established in 1899.

A new Church was built in 1955 from a design by Mr S Chinney of Adelaide and the builder was Burley and Mader of Nuriootpa. The foundation stone was laid on 10 July 1955 by Pastor Georg. The cost was £15,000.00. A bell was donated by Messrs C and F Zerk and Mr and Mrs Liebich in 1937. A Wurlitzer reed electronic type organ was donated by Mr R.A. Gramp and his sister Miss O.R. Gramp in September 1960.


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* The list may not contain all serving Clergy.
1867 - 1897 Pastor P.J. OSTER E
1898 -   Vacant
1899 - 1904 Pastor J.M.R EY E
1905 - 1956 Pastor J.W. GEORG E
1957 - 1962 Pastor S.P. SCHWARZ E
1963 - 1979 Pastor E.C.V. MACKENZIE L
1980 - 1988 Pastor M.J. SCHULTZ L
1988 - 2001 Pastor W.L. SCHILLER L
2001 - Pastor Jim OVERDUIN L
Contributions: Lutheran Church Historical Society
Rowland Flat, SA - Trinity Lutheran