Blanchtown, SA - Advent Lutheran

Year Built: 1903

Denomination: Lutheran

Address: Paisley Road, Blanchtown, South Australia, 5357

Architect: Unknown

Last Updated: 31/01/2023

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History and Architecture:

The first Lutheran pastor was Pastor Peter Bonifacuis Hoefner, who lived on the East side of the Paisley river and conducted services at his home from 1896 to 1901. In 1901 Pastor Hoefner moved from the Blanchetown district to Queensland. The congregation then joined the Stonefield Parish whose pastor was Pastor J. P. Lohe. On February 20th 1901 the congregation purchased sec 512 Hundred of Paisley, on which to build a church. There was sufficient land for a cemetery.

The church was built by Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Lehmann using quarried cliff stone, lime (burnt fron local limestone) and sand. The timber, doors, windows, frames and roofing iron were purchased and arrived by paddle steamer from Murray Bridge. The total cost of the building was £160. The dedication of the church took place on 29th November 1903, the first Sunday in Advent.

Johanna Caroline Pahl carried the key for the of openning, which was conducted by Pastor Johann Christian Auricht.


These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1896 - 1901 Pastor P. B. Hoefner
1901 - 1902 Pastor J. P. Lohe From Stonefield
1902 - 1922 Pastor A. Sabel From Greenock
1922 - 1933 Pastor L Kuss From Lowbank
1934 - 1941 Pastor G. Fehlberg From Lowbank
1942 - 1952 Pastor T. J. Fuhlbohm
1953 - 1966 Pastor E. H. Proeve
1966 - 1978 Pastor F. W. Noake From Swan Reach
1979 - 1985 Pastor N. A. Hampel From Swan Reach
1986 - Pastor A. C. Bettison


1. Lutheran Archives SA