Australia and New Zealand

Lutheran Church of Australia* (LCA)

Australian Lutheran roots go back to 1838, when Lutherans arrived fleeing the Prussian union. Post-World War II migration also brought a number of Lutherans from other European countries. In more recent years, many Asians have come to Australia.

A split in the church occurred in 1846. In subsequent years, pastors came from various sources, including different German missionary societies and a number of the Lutheran synods in the United States of America. A merger took place in 1966, in which the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Australia joined with the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Australia to form the Lutheran Church of Australia.

The Lutheran Church of New Zealand, while being a district of the Lutheran Church of Australia, is also a church in its own right.

* Denotes Associate Member

Contact Information: Profile:
Lutheran Church of Australia
197 Archer Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
Phone: 61-8-8267-7300
Congregations: 306
Baptized Members: 34,632
Communicant Members:  22,187
Active Pastors: 309
Bishop: Rev. Paul Smith

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  • Australian Lutheran College

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