Mortlake, VIC - St Stephen's Lutheran (Former)

Year Built: 1867

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: Stephen

Address: Corner Shaw & Church Streets, Mortlake, Victoria, 3272

Previous Denomination: Methodist

Architect: J.A. Doane

Traditional Owners: Eastern Maar people

Last Updated: 27/04/2024

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History and Architecture:

The church was constructed by builder Bothrell and Ballarat architect JA Doane, for the incredible price of £953. It was purchased by the Lutherans  in 1981. It was closed for services from 1954 to 1980. Now a private residence.

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
1916 - 1917 Rev Arthur D. Lelean M
1929 - 1933 Rev S. Clifford Blainey M
1933 - 1937 Rev Stuart G. Rea M
1937 - 1940 Rev Edmund A. Hinson M
1940 - 1944 Rev Keith A. Bennett M
1944 - 1947 Rev Ira J. Mann M
1947 - 1957 Rev Robert J. Chadwick M
1955 - 1956 Rev H. Morrisby Watson M
1956 - 1960 Rev Murrray T. Coombe M
1960 - Rev Leslie G. Mill M
1941 - 1946 Pastor C. H. Minke UELCA
1947 - 1953 Pastor J. M. Larsen UELCA
1980 - 1986 Pastor A. N. Schirmer LCA
1986 - 1991 Pastor R. E.W. Hosken LCA
1991 - 2004 Pastor W. J. Fry LCA
2004 - 2007 Pastor G. J. Noll LCA
2009 - 2010 Pastor S. M. mattner LCA
2013 - 2015 Pastor S. D. Modra LCA

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Contributions:

1. Photo 2 Rosie Leslie 2023.

Source:

1. Methodist Church of Australasia Ministerial Index
2. Lutheran Archives with permission.