Nuriootpa, SA - St Petri Lutheran

Year Built: 1961

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: Petri

Address: Corner First & Second Street, Nuriootpa, South Australia, 5355

Architect: Eric Von Schramek

Traditional Owners: Peramangk people

Last Updated: 26/04/2024

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History and Architecture:

The first St Petri church (which has since been demolished and replaced by the current church building) was dedicated on the 10th November, 1867. In 1877 a German pipe organ was purchased, followed by the construction and installation of a bell and bell tower in 1927. A new church replaced the first church in 1961.

A building consortium, consisting of three firms all members of the local Congregation undertook construction. The firms were: CO Juncken Pty Ltd, Burley & Mader and VA Liebich. Architects were Eric von Shramek and Dawes of Melbourne Street, North Adelaide.

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
1849 - 1854 Pastor August Ludwig Christian Kavel I 1798 1860
1854 - 1862 Pastor Dr Carl Wilhelm Ludwig Muecke I 1815 1898
1863 - 1865 Pastor Gottlieb Wilhelm Staudenmayer TL 1876
1865 - 1869 Pastor Johann Peter Niquet TL 1811 1903
1869 - 1897 Pastor Johannes Reusch Iaag 1843 1897
1899 - 1908 Pastor Paul Gustav Kaestner Iaag 1873 1908
1909 - 1911 Pastor Anton Hiller Iaag 1879 1959
1912 - 1949 Pastor Johannes Adolf Richard Held Iaag & UELCA 1884 1923
1949 - 1950 Pastor Siegfried Helmuth Held UELCA 1916 1992
1950 - 1960 Pastor Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Proeve UELCA 1918 2014
1960 - 1973 Pastor Ernst Gottfried Stolz UELCA & LCA 1906 1982
1973 - 1980 Pastor Siegfried Helmuth Held LCA 1916 1992
1975 - 1979 Pastor Kenneth Phillip Pfitzner LCA
1980 - 1990 Pastor Dennis Graham Obst LCA
1991 - 2008 Pastor Andrew John Kowald LCA
1995 - 2008 Pastor A. Immanuel T. Renner LCA
1998 - 2003 Pastor Rodney David Witmitz LCA
2012010 - 2011 Pastor Robert Leslie Voigt LCA
2012 - Pastor Adrian D. Kitson LCA
2024 - Pastor Adrian LCA

Organ:

The first organ was built in 1877 by Gebruder Walter and installed around 1888. The current Organ was built in 1968 by Laurie Pipe Organs. It had 2m, 28spst, 3c, el.pn. It was completed in 1990 by George Stephens. It has 2m, 30spst, 3c, el.pn. Gt: 8.8.4.4.2.1-1/3.1.III 4.2. Sw: 16.8.8.4.4.2.II.16.8.4.
Ped: 16.16.8.8.5-1/3.4.2.16.8.4.

Source:

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