Ipswich, QLD - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1960

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: John

Address: Corner Nicholas & Roderwick Streets, Ipswich, Queensland, 4305

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Yagara / Yugara people

Last Updated: 27/04/2024

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History and Architecture:

The first public gathering of Lutherans in the District was held on Reformation day 1858 in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. The land on which the church currently stands was granted to the Lutherans on 17 November 1862. A small brick church was erected and dedicated 26 June 1864.

The current church was erected in 1960 and dedicated on 21 May 1961 by Reverend F.H. Schmidt.

Clergy:

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

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1860 - 1866 Pastor Carl Friedrick Alexander Franz Schirmeister I
1866 - 1885 Pastor Ernst Christian Heiner I
1869 - 1879 Pastor Christoffer Gaustadt I
1886 - 1889 Pastor Joachim Koehnke UGSLSQ
1890 - 1897 Pastor Johann Friedrich Holtermann UGSLSQ
1898 - 1900 Pastor Erwin Becker UGSLSQ
1902 - 1905 Pastor Friedrich W Christoph Fuhlbohm UELCA
1905 - 1907 Pastor Heinrich Wallatt UGSLSQ
1909 - 1910 Pastor Wilhelm Georg Friedrich Poland UGSLSQ
1910 - 1919 Pastor Theodore Immanuel Egen UGSLSQ
1923 - 1929 Pastor Ludwig Doehler UELCA
1929 - 1959 Pastor Gerhard Dohler UELCA
1960 - 1967 Pastor Ron Gerhardy UELCA
1965 - 1969 Pastor Albert Reuther LCA
1967 - 1986 Pastor Ivan Roennfeldt LCA
1971 - 1973 Pastor Gerald D Dahlenburg LCA 2006
1974 - 1978 Pastor Berthold Haebich LCA
1985 - 1987 Pastor Alwin Schirmer LCA
1989 - 1992 Pastor John Weier LCA
1992 - 1997 Pastor Gerald D Dahlenburg LCA 2006
1998 - 2004 Pastor Arthur Priebbenow LCA
2004 - 2013 Pastor John O'Keefe LCA
2005 - 2010 Pastor Tim Jarick LCA
2012 - 2017 Pastor M. A. Fritsch LCA
2013 - Pastor B. J. Hentschke LCA
2018 - 2022 Pastor R. A. Buitendag Associate
2022 - Pastor T. P. Spilsbury LCA

Organ:

Built by the British Pianoforte Depot Ltd in 1911 for St Andrew's Presbyterian (subsequently Uniting) Church, Tamworth, NSW. Installed in present location with additions in 1996 by H.W. Jarrott of Brisbane. It has 2 manuals, 11 speaking stops, mechanical & tubular-pneumatic action.
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Contributions:

1. Pastor Tim Jarick for the list of clergy.

Source:

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