Murtoa, VIC - St John's Lutheran (20234)

Year Built: 1965

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: John

Address: Corner Duncan & Degenhardt Streets, Murtoa, Victoria, 3390

Last Updated: 15/02/2022

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History and Architecture:

The Murtoa congregation was organized by Pastor Schoknecht in 1874, on Pentecost Monday. The first services were held in the house of Bro. E. Habel. Soon, however, the building of a church was taken in hand. "The Kirchenbote" of 1875, contains a correspondence, dated June 3, 1875, in which the dedication is reported. The church was built of weatherboard, with vestry, and was capable of accommodating about 250 people. This church was, by fiendish hands, on April 6, 1916, burnt to the ground. For a number of years the congregation then held its services in the old school.

The new church, built of reinforced concrete, was begun on April 6, 1923, and on September 9 of the same year dedicated to the service of God and the current church was built in 1965.

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
1874 - Pastor Schoknecht

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Jubilee of the Lutheran Church in the Wimmera District of Victoria 1874 - 1924. P 284.19458 N66J