The first church building from 1853 was replaced in 1874 by the magnificent building we marvel at today, designed, constructed and funded by migrants from Germany on land, donated by the Governor at that time LaTrobe. The buildings adjacent to Trinity Lutheran Church are the church hall from 1864 and the two-storey manse designed in matching Gothic Revival Style built in 1890.
As the church itself, also the organ was classified by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) in 1996, and the citation states: 'One of the few surviving instruments built by Robert Mackenzie who arrived in Melbourne in 1872 to erect the original Melbourne Town Hall organ. While rebuilt on tow occasions with new action and console the instrument retains its original pipe work and unique Tripartite Gothic case, probably designed by Charles Blackmann, the architect of the church.'
Music has always played a significant role in the life of the German Lutheran Trinity Congregation. Concerts for the wider community have been a regular feature since the early days. One highlight was the International Bachfest ‘Bach@Trinity 2012’ – a tribute to ‘Reformation and Music’. This event inspired the foundation of the Australian Bach Society.
German Lutheran Trinity Church
22 Parliament Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: 03 9654 5743