St John's Lutheran Church
St John's Lutheran Church 24-11-2022 - Derek Flannery
St John's Lutheran Church 01-10-2007 - Rob Rurade

St John's Lutheran Church

Minyip, VIC 3392

Church Information

Church Name: St John's Lutheran Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Lutheran
Street Address: 36 Church St, Minyip VIC 3392, Australia
Suburb: Minyip
State: VIC
Postcode: 3392
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

Heritage plaque records: St John's Lutheran Church - In 1874 the first Lutheran services in Minyip were held in Mr A Price's home. In 1875 a wooden church was named St John's was erected on land donated by Mr C Petering at Kirchheim, (church home). In 1875 a day school of wattle and daub construction with a thatched roof and a teacher's residence was also built near the church. A violent storm on 1st September 1889 demolished the church and school. - In June 1889 a new school was bullt and in December 1887(?) the new Gothic style church to seat 200 was dedicated...In 1933 it was finally decided to move the church from Kirchheim to the position beside the hall [in Minyip]...In March 1935 was removed... with the help of a steam engine. The hall was also extended and moved closer to the north fence as well as improvements to the Church which was dedicated in August 1935 [at Minyip]...

Date Opened: 00-08-1935
Date Closed: unknown


The St John's Lutheran Church, Minyip is part of the Lutheran Church of Australia. Lutheran services have been held in Minyip since about 1875. The present church building was erected in 1889 in Kirchheim, and moved to its present site in Minyip, and dedicated in August 1935. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 2/1/2017 & 27/1/2023.
Last Updated: Friday 27th January, 2023