No. 503 - Burnie - Martin Luther Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church of Australia is the major Lutheran denomination in Australia and New Zealand. It has 450 congregations and 70,000 members according to official statistics as of 2013. The first Lutherans to come to Australia in significant numbers were the immigrants from Prussia, who arrived in 1838 following the persecution of "Old Lutherans" who refused to join the Prussian Union, under King Frederick Wilhelm. Some 20,000 German Lutherans migrated to South Australia between 1838 and 1860. Tasmanian Lutheran communities were established from the late 1940’s following migration to the State after the Second World War.

There are four Lutheran congregations in Tasmania. Three churches are a part of the North Tasmania Lutheran Parish which included congregations at Burnie, Devonport and Launceston.

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2019

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2019


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