Rowland Flat, SA - Trinity Lutheran (30181)

Year Built: 1853

Denomination: Lutheran

Address: Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat, South Australia, 5352

Last Updated: 03/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

Trinity Lutheran established itself after the disastrous flooding of the Hoffnungsthal settlement in 1853.

In I855 the congregations of Holtnunesthal and Rosedale separated from Bethany. Around the same time the Hoffnungsthal members in the Rowland Flat area decided to form their own congregation.

J.G. Schulz a member of the congregation offered as a donation the piece of land where the church stands today. The foundation stone was laid on 14th May 1867. The dedication service took place on 25 August 1867. A porch and vestry were added later and a Saturday School was established in 1899.

A new Church was built in 1955 from a design by Mr S Chinney of Adelaide and the builder was Burley and Mader of Nuriootpa. The foundation stone was laid on 10 July 1955 by Pastor Georg. The cost was 15,000.00. A bell was donated by Messrs C and F Zerk and Mr and Mrs Liebich in 1937. A Wurlitzer reed electronic type organ was donated by Mr R.A. Gramp and his sister Miss O.R. Gramp in September 1960.

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
1867 - 1897 Pastor P J. Oster ELSA
1899 - 1904 Pastor J M.R. Ey ELSA
1905 - 1956 Pastor J W. Georg ELSA
1957 - 1962 Pastor S P Schwarz ELSA
1963 - 1979 Pastor E C.V. Mackenzie LCA
1980 - 1988 Pastor M J. Schultz LCA
1988 - 2001 Pastor W. L Schiller LCA
2001 - Pastor Jim Overduin LCA

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Contributions:

Lutheran Church Historical Society SA