Stawell, VIC - St Peter's Lutheran (20530)
Year Built: 1874
Previous Denomination: Congregational
Last Updated: 09/01/2021
History and Architecture:
This Church was built as the Congregational Church in 1874 to the design of the Reverend J.G. Wilson. Two groups of Congregational Church were in Stawell in the 1860's the English and the Welsh Independents. They came together a few years after, and on 13 September 1874 this substantial Church was opened.
It accommodated 250 people and cost 800.00. It was the first church in Stawell to have gas lighting.
The Church is a painted brick building incorporating fittings from two redundant Lutheran churches in the area, including a carved altar and pulpit from Murtoa, possibly that designed and made by Robert Prenzel, and a 17th century lectern obtained in England.
The newly formed Lutheran congregation of Stawell in August 1957 purchased the building. After extensive renovations the building was dedicated on 28 September 1958 as St Peter's Lutheran.
There are currently no clergy recorded for this church. Submissions are welcomed.
The organ now in St Peter's was built in 1858 by Hill & Son, London.