Laura, SA - Redeemer Lutheran

Year Built: 1880

Denomination: Lutheran

Address: Main Street, Laura, South Australia, 5480

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Nukunu people

Last Updated: 24/01/2023

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History and Architecture:

The Lutheran's of Laura first attended church at Appila. By the early 1880's several more Lutheran families had moved into Laura and this prompted Pastor Kaibel of Appila to conduct services there. By 1891 there were 19 communicant members at Laura and by 1903 the Laura families severed their ties with the Appila congregation. Services were held in the Primitive Methodist Church.

When the Wesleyan's and Primitive Methodists joined forces the Lutheran's purchased the Primitive Methodist building. However the building was in a bad state of repair so the congregation decided to pull it down and built a new church. The dedication of the church took place on 1 August 1909.


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
1888 - 1890 Pastor L. C. Kaibel IS
1891 - 1922 Pastor J. L.A. Ortenberger IS
1922 - 1925 Pastor M. Kuss U
1925 - 1926 Pastor J. Schaber U
1926 - 1939 Pastor C. A. Weckert U
1940 - 1953 Pastor W. F. Roehrs U 2000
1953 - Pastor E. O. Riedel U 2018
1953 - 1960 Pastor A. H. Schmidt U
1961 - 1967 Pastor J. P.T. Sabel U
1967 - 1970 Pastor W. K. Harms LCA
1970 - 1974 Pastor Leonard O. Gerschwitz LCA
1975 - 1992 Pastor C. E. Schmidt LCA
1992 - 1994 Pastor M. C. Parker LCA
1995 - 1997 Pastor T. Boehmert LCA
1998 - 2003 Pastor M. A. Kleemann LCA
2003 - Pastor R. D. Witmiz LCA


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Lutheran Archives SA.