Wodonga, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1875

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: John

Address: 14 Havelock Street, Wodonga, Victoria, 3690

Architect: Unknown

Last Updated: 19/04/2024

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History and Architecture:

The first Lutheran Church built in Wodonga was dedicated in 1875. This building was used for approximately 90 years until it was demolished and replaced by a temporary building and then the current church which was dedicated in 1978.

The Ovens and Murray Advertiser on 4th August 1874 reported "The Rev. Goessling pastor of the German Lutheran Church, Gerogery has laid the foundation stone of the new church for the members of his denomination residing at Wodonga, in accordance with the rights of the church.

The building was to be 30 feet by 20 feet and 14 feet high, of brick with white facings and Gothic windows. There was to be a porch and vestry one at either end, measuring 8 feet by 10 feet and the accommodation will present and amply meet the requirements of the locality, as there are but nine families and 27 members of the congregation residing in the township.


These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1868 - 1875 Pastor J F.R. Goessling
1876 - 1900 Pastor H Weise
1900 - 1906 Pastor G. P. Backen
1906 - 1915 Pastor G Blaess
1916 - 1921 Pastor W Juers
1922 - 1927 Pastor E O.F. Eckert
1927 - 1955 Pastor P F Rudolph
1955 - 1965 Pastor C. W. Appelt 2001
1966 - 1972 Pastor L. P. Altus LCA
1973 - 1976 Pastor G N Zweck LCA
1977 - 1988 Pastor R L Schultz LCA
1988 - 1992 Pastor R M Hupfeld LCA
1993 - 2000 Pastor K D Kuchel LCA
2001 - 2005 Pastor M C Hansen LCA
2005 - 2012 Pastor J Kummerow LCA
2011 - Pastor T. J. Jarick LCA
2014 - 2014 Pastor A. Dockerill LCA
2015 - 2020 Pastor J Kukatlapalli LCA


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Historical photo and short history submitted by Rev Tim Jarick


1. List of Clergy contributed by Rev Tim Jarick 2015