Freshwater Creek, VIC - St David's Lutheran

Year Built: 1866

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: David

Address: 905 Anglesea Road, Freshwater Creek, Victoria, 3217

Architect: R.S. Tutt

Last Updated: 30/04/2024

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History and Architecture:

Designed by R.S. Tutt the church measured 40ft by 20ft in addition to a vestry and porch. Mr W. Crabb was the builder. On 2nd September 1866 the building was dedicated by Pastor Schurmann. The church and grounds have both been classified by the National Trust.

A plaque on the church reads, " 1866 St David's Lutheran Church". A plaque on the stone entrance reads, " To the Glory of God Presented by Mr and Mrs C Baensch in memorial of their darling daughter Margaret Rhoda (RITA) who met with a fatal accident 23rd April 1913 Aged 21 years Till we meet again".

Clergy:

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
1853 - 1862 Pastor C. W. Schurmann ELSA
1862 - 1877 Pastor P. G. Jacobson ELSA
1877 - 1882 Pastor J. E.G. Bode ELSA
1883 - 1893 Pastor E C.C. Darsow ELSA
1893 - 1913 Pastor Louis G. Schulze ELSA
1913 - 1914 Pastor R. M. Graebner ELSA
1915 - 1924 Pastor C. H.T. Harms ELSA
1926 - 1943 Pastor H. Hoffmann ELSA
1943 - 1950 Pastor F. H. Schulze ELSA
1950 - 1962 Pastor J. A. Paech ELSA
1963 - 1966 Pastor E. W.M. Wiebusch ELSA
1967 - 1969 Pastor S. M. Simpfendorfer LCA
1969 - 1979 Pastor T. R. Jaensch LCA
1980 - 1991 Pastor R. K. Fechner LCA
1991 - 2002 Pastor W. B. Boehm LCA
2002 - 2009 Pastor R. H.K. Lungwitz LCA
2011 - 2014 Pastor T. D. Pietsch LCA
2016 - 2022 Pastor Colin Simpkin LCA

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Churches of Geelong and District Vol 2 Pre 1900 Margaret Frewin & Lorraine Phelan
2. Lutheran Archives with permission.