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St Peter's Lutheran Church
St Peter's Lutheran Church 11-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Peter's Lutheran Church - Original Church 11-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Peter's Lutheran Church

Loxton, SA 5333

Church Information

Church Name: St Peter's Lutheran Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Lutheran
Street Address: 64 Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton SA 5333, Australia
Suburb: Loxton
State: SA
Postcode: 5333
Foundation Stone Laid: 18-01-1925
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone in German records: To the Glory of God - 1 Cor 3:11 - This stone was laid on the 18th Jan 1925.

An historic plaque records: The congregation of the Loxton Evangelic Lutheran Church began their worship in the home of John Drabsch in 1897 and Pastor L E Kuss made the Two-day horse-and-buggy trip from Mannum every 3 months to conduct services. In 1904 the first St Peter's Church was built and is still used as a hall. - The manse was bult in 1910 at a cost of 800 pounds and Pastor M Kuss, son of Pastor L E Kuss, became the first resident minister. Eventuallly the growing parish required a larger church and construction of the existing church began in 1925 using local limestone quarried by the congregation.

A plaque on the original church today records: St Petri - Hall - 1904.

Date Opened: 07-03-1926
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Peter's Lutheran Church began in 1897, and built its first church in 1904. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 13/2/2020.
Last Updated: Thursday 13th February, 2020