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: 27/04/2024

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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 UELCA
1950 - 1960 Pastor Laurence. H. Leske UELCA
1960 - 1966 Pastor A. H. Schmidt UELCA
1966 - 1968 Pastor A. H. Schmidt LCA
1969 - 1973 Pastor P. A. Scherer LCA
1974 - 1976 Pastor S. M. Kuchel LCA
1977 - 1982 Pastor W. P. Borgas LCA
1983 - 1990 Pastor M. C. Freund LCA
1991 - 1996 Pastor T. Klein LCA
1998 - 2001 Pastor M. D. Dutschke LCA
2002 - 2008 Pastor N. J. Rosenberg LCA
2015 - 2018 Pastor J. N. Leach LCA
2020 - Pastor G. E. Vangsness LCA


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Lutheran Archives with permission.