Clare, SA - St Paul's Lutheran

Year Built: 1947

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: Paul

Address: 5 Sabine Street, Clare, South Australia, 5453

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Ngadjuri and Kaurna people

Last Updated: 24/01/2023

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History and Architecture:

On January 1, 1947 members of the UECLA living in the Clare district met in the home of Mr W.B. Wundke to discuss the formation of a Lutheran Church in Clare A building committee was formed in 1948 and plans for the church were already prepared by August of that year. The first sod was turned on 31 May 1951 with the Foundation stone being laid on 25 November 1951 by Pastor H Stiller. However it was another two years before the church was completed and dedicated. This was in part due to shortages of labour and materials after the Second World War.

The Architect was Mr Dean Berry and the cost of the church was recorded as around 6,000 although some materials were used from the Hoyleton Church.

The ELCA Congregation worshiped in a building in Burton Street which is now a church hall, until the union of the UELCA and ELSV.


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
1946 - 1950 Pastor H. Stiller U
1950 - 1960 Pastor Laurence. H. Leske U
1960 - 1966 Pastor A. H. Schmidt U
1966 - 1968 Pastor A. H. Schmidt L
1969 - 1973 Pastor P. A. Scherer L
1974 - 1976 Pastor S. M. Kuchel L
1977 - 1982 Pastor W. P. Borgas L
1983 - 1990 Pastor M. C. Freund L


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Lutheran Archives SA.