Snowtown, SA - St Luke's Lutheran (30230)

Year Built: 1966

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: Luke

Address: Tenth Street, Snowtown, South Australia, 5520

Traditional Owners: Ngadjuri, Kaurna people

Last Updated: 28/05/2022

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History and Architecture:

The first Lutheran settler in the Snowtown area was Gottlieb Ferdinand Welke who settled there in 1873. More families arrived in later years and formed the Condowie congregation.

However the first Lutheran services in Snowtown were conducted in 1951 by Pastor R.F. Blaess of Balaclava under the ELCA banner. Numbers were small and services transferred to Lochiel by 1961.

Around the same time St John's Condowie were holding talks about forming a congregation in Snowtown itself and on 3 July 1960 the first service was held in the Snowtown Methodist Hall. By July 1961 two blocks of land had been purchased.

The Foundation stone of the current church was laid on 9 October 1966. The Architect was Drogemuller and Pudney. The church was to seat 114 persons. The builder was C and R Ouwerkerk of Snowtown. The dedication service was held on 18 December 1966.

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
1960 - 1966 Pastor A. H Schmidt ULCA
1967 - Pastor E. P.G. Kriewaldt LCA
1967 - 1971 Pastor F. W. Stolz LCA
1972 - 1978 Pastor Leslie Willam Auricht LCA 2018
1979 - 1981 Pastor Walter John Hoopmann LCA 1918 2009
1982 - 1988 Pastor J D Keller LCA
1988 - 1994 Pastor J. W. Prenzler LCA
1995 - 1999 Pastor J R.M. Bayha LCA
2000 - Pastor David J Eckermann LCA
2011 - Pastor Tristan Klein LCA

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Contributions:

Lutheran Church Historical Society.