Welcome to St Peter's Loxton!

We are a Christian Community in the Riverland region of South Australia. We may be seen as the Lutherans with the large building on the hill in Loxton, but we also want to be seen as the people who are serving our community and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. 

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to be a caring Christian community that is living and sharing Jesus' gift of love and hope with all people. 

 

Our Community

We are a community made up of people of different ages and life experiences who meet together to share in the joy of Jesus' death and resurrection. 

A Brief History

The origins of St Peter’s goes back to 1897 when the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Loxton was first organised by E.J.P. Kaesler before the town of Loxton was formally planned.  St Petri (St Peter's) originally began as a ‘House Church’ meeting for worship in the houses of John Drabsch of Loxton and A Stanitzki of Bookpurnong. 

In 1904, the congregation resolved to build a stone church measuring 12.2m x 6.1m x 4.27m at a cost of 180 pounds ($360), having a seating capacity of 150.

As early as 1911 the St Petri Congregation had talked about the possibility of erecting a more spacious church.  At the half yearly meeting, 22nd July, 1923 it was resolved to begin building a new church.  The size and scale of this new church building was certainly remarkable and showed the vision of the people at that time.

On November 24th 1924 work began on the new Church and on Sunday, March 7th, 1926, fifteen and a half months after the building was first started, some 2000 people came from near and far for the opening of the new church.