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Bethlehem Church building appeal
Title : Bethlehem Church building appeal Bethlehem Church building appeal
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Source : South Australian chronicle and weekly mail, 19 October 1878, p. 2, col. a
Date of creation : 1878
Format : Newspaper
Dimensions : 110 x 60 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Soon after Adelaide was founded a small group of Lutherans under Pastor Klose and Pastor Teichelmann formed a congregation and in 1849 built a church. In 1860 members of Pastor Maschmedt's congregation (unhappy with him using the pulpit to preach about his theory that the earth was a four-cornered disc) re-formed a congregation under Pastor Meischel, calling their church Bethlehem Church. In 1871 the foundation stone for the present Bethlehem Lutheran Church was laid, and the church was opened the following year. The building, designed by James Cumming, cost 3,200 pounds. Like many early churches, the building of Bethlehem was assisted by donations from individuals outside the church congregation.

Related names :

Cumming, James

Klose, Samuel G.

Maschmedt, Johann Christian

Meischel, Johann F.

Teichelmann, C. G. (Christian Gottlieb), 1807-1888

Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1878
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.); Flinders Street (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
125 years, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Adelaide, Adelaide, S. Aust.: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1997
'Brief summary of the history of the Ev. Luth. Bethlehem congregation, Adelaide SA', Australian Lutheran, 20 December 1922, pp. 202-203
'Evangelical Lutheran Bethlehem Church', Advertiser, 21 July 1871, p. 3
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