Springton, SA - St John's Lutheran (30167)

Year Built: 1859

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: John

Address: Hamilton's Road, Springton, South Australia, 5235

Last Updated: 03/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

Originally called Black Springs, Springton requested its first pastor in 1859 after the first arrivals came to the area in 1855. Pastor Hensel from the Blumberg parish was to conduct the first services for the community at a cost of £20.00 and 15 bushels of wheat per year.

George Fife Angus donated four acres of land for a church building and construction of a stone building commenced in 1861.

In 1886 the wooden shingle roof needed replacing.

By 1897 a new church was needed and a site was decided upon on Carl Herbig's property. The successful tender was submitted by the stone mason Gustav Zander and Rohrlach carpenter and painter. The Bell tower was a later addition costing £20.

The foundation stone was laid in 1898 and the church was dedicated on 19 March 1899.

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
1859 - 1882 Pastor C. A. Hensel ELSA
1882 - 1883 Pastor H Weise ELSA
1883 - 1919 Pastor J H.C. Harms ELSA
1920 - 1951 Pastor E A.H. Graebner ELSA
1951 - 1955 Pastor E. V. Kempe ELSA
1955 - 1971 Pastor R C Schumacher LCA
1971 - 1976 Pastor R. F. Alder LCA
1976 - 1986 Pastor R.J. Kotzur LCA
1986 - 1991 Pastor P A. Zweck LCA
1992 - 1997 Pastor G J. Simmonds LCA
1999 - Pastor C. W. Scherer LCA

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Contributions:

Luthern Church Histroical Society SA