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German Lutheran Trinity Church

Architect: Architect Charles Blachmann 1874

City of Melbourne | C24

Building Description

The ceiling is wood panelled throughout and resembles the hull of a ship turned upside down. The nave is flanked by columns with flower capitals. The timber used for the interior joinery and fittings is cedar and blackwood. The church hall was part of the first church building from 1854. The magnificent stained glass windows, all made in Melbourne, date from 1874 until modern times, such as the Jubilee window created in 2003. The large centre window in the sanctuary with its highly visible middle section and the Star of David symbolises the Covenant of the Old and New Testaments. The altar stands in the middle of the chancel/sanctuary, forming half a decagon (a ten-sided shape), which represents a very early Christian tradition. The pulpit on the left is made of cedar wood. Its panels are decorated with floral emblems. The church hall was part of the first 1854 church building.

What's On

The church and church hall will be open for visitors and a self-guided tours. Our archives team and members of our congregation will provide additional information and support if requested. Hand crafted material as well as food and beverage will be available for sale in the church hall.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 July 10am–4pm & Sunday 28 July 1pm–4pm

  • Tour Type: Open Entry, Self-guided

  • Access: Pram accessible, limited mobility, all ages

  • Building Type: Place of Worship

  • Architecture Era: Victorian (1851-1901)

  • Transport: Tram stop 11: Macarthur St/Albert St on routes 11, 12 and 109. Train stop: Parliament Station

  • Photo Credit: Courtesy of German Lutheran Trinity Church

Location

22 Parliament Place, East Melbourne 3002, East Melbourne VIC

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