Brisbane, QLD - St Andrew's Lutheran

Year Built: 1976

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: Andrew

Address: 25 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000

Architect: Barry Walduck

Architectural Style: Modern

Traditional Owners: Turrbal people

Last Updated: 26/04/2024

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History and Architecture:

In 1857, the first Lutheran service was held in the city, and this led to the formation of the congregation in 1858. An application in 1859 secured a Crown Grant of land from the colony of New South Wales, prior to the separation of Queensland later in that year.

The foundation stone of the second church was laid on the Feast Day of St Andrew, 30 November 1881, by Mathew Blagden Hale (Anglican) Bishop of Brisbane.

A Foundation stone on the current church reads, " St Andrew's Lutheran Church This stone was laid on 7.9.1975 Previous Churches were built on this site in 1861 and 1882. To God alone all Glory".


This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1858 - 1897 Pastor Carl F. Schirmeister I 1814 1887
1888 - 1905 Pastor E. O. Maier ELSQ
1905 - 1906 Pastor E. Hiller ELSQ
1906 - 1916 Pastor C. E. Treuz ELSQ & EL
1916 - 1920 Pastor J. F. Frank ELSQ
1920 - 1945 Pastor R. C. Monz ELSQ
1945 - 1972 Pastor J. Monz ELSA & LCA
1973 - 1981 Pastor N. C. Schultz LCA
1981 - 1986 Pastor H. P.V. Renner LCA
1986 - 1990 Pastor N. J. Nuske LCA
1991 - 1995 Pastor W. R. Muschamp LCA
1998 - 2014 Pastor S. G. Nuske LCA
2011 - 2012 Pastor R. A. Erickson Interim
2014 - 2017 Pastor M. Vainikka LCA
2019 - Pastor Tommi J. Vuorinen LCA


The first Organ was built by E.F. Walcker & Co of Ludwigsburg-Württ, Germany. In 1911 removed and in 1990 to Melbourne, and installed 1999-2002 in a private residence, Ballarat, Victoria. Present Organ built by Knud Smenge, Melbourne in 1990. Dedicated on 19 August 1990 by Pastor HVP Renner. It has 2 manuals, 17 speaking stops, mechanical action.  
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1. 2024 Simon Saunders for details on Architect.


1. Church website.
2. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.
3. Lutheran Archives with permission.