Wangaratta, VIC - St John's Lutheran (20111)
Year Built: 1953
Traditional Owners: Taungurung people
Last Updated: 06/06/2022
History and Architecture:
The beginnings of the church were under the auspices of the (ELCA) and the UELCA).
The first divine service was held of the U.L.C.A. was conducted on Monday 7 August 1933 in the home of Mr and Mrs K.J. Lieschke and the service was conducted by Pastor J.T.P. Stolz.
Services continued to be held in private homes and the Masonic Lodge hall until 1936 when the Presbyterian church became the palce of worship.
In 1948 two blocks of land were purchased and brother T Wettern and brother W Semmler were donating land as well. Early in 1950 bricks were made and the foundations were laid in mid 1952. The Fondation stone was laid on 15 February 1953 and was dedicated by Pastor Th Harms with 350 people attending. The bell of the church was cast by Michael Gottschling in Jindera NSW.
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1933 - 1936||Pastor J T.P Stolz||U.E.L.C.A.|
|1936 - 1939||Pastor H Linke||U.E.L.C.A.|
|1939 - 1944||Pastor Bruno Eberhard Muetzelfeldt||U.E.L.C.A.||1918||2002|
|1944 - 1949||Pastor C. E Scheer||U.E.L.C.A.|
|1949 - 1950||Pastor H Strauss||U.E.L.C.A.|
|1950 - 1952||Pastor M Winkler||U.E.L.C.A.|
|1953 - 1960||Pastor W Wandel||U.E.L.C.A.|
|1960 - 1964||Pastor J. E. Materne||U.E.L.C.A.|
|1964 - 1966||Pastor L Musinskis||U.E.L.C.A.||1922||2008|
|1933 - 1957||Pastor Theo Harms||E.L.C.A.|
|1957 - 1959||Pastor C. W. Appelt||E.L.C.A.||2001|
|1960 - 1962||Pastor J. G. Strelan||E.L.C.A.|
|1962 - 1963||Pastor Theo Harms||E.L.C.A.|
|1963 - 1966||Pastor E. I Harms||E.L.C.A.|
|1967 -||Pastor E. Harms||LCA|
|1967 - 1973||Pastor Scholz||LCA|
|1973 - 1978||Pastor D J. Wundersitz||LCA|
|1979 -||Pastor J M.B. Renner||LCA||1930||2017|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. The History of the Luterhan Church Wangaratta SLT 284.19455 H62
2. History of the Lutheran Church Wangaratta Victoria. NE 284. 19455 HIS