Wangaratta, VIC - St John's Lutheran (20111)

Year Built: 1953

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: John

Address: 3 Orwell Street, Wangaratta, Victoria, 3677

Traditional Owners: Taungurung people

Last Updated: 06/06/2022

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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.

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
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

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Contributions:

1. The History of the Luterhan Church Wangaratta SLT 284.19455 H62
2. History of the Lutheran Church Wangaratta Victoria. NE 284. 19455 HIS