Witta Lutheran Church


Good Shepherd exists because Jesus died and rose again. He died in our place so that we might be saved and we want to share this really good news with everyone!

We are a small and very friendly group of Christian people, a part of the Nambour Lutheran Parish and the Lutheran Church of Australia families. We come together every Sunday for worship and fellowship. Over the year, we have regular bible studies, a prayer group and social activities.

Whether you live in Witta, our neighbouring districts, have recently moved here or are just visiting, we warmly welcome you to Good Shepherd. And if you’re interested, you can read about our Church History.

“Nothing can separate us from the love of God” – Romans 8:38,39


Witta is a rural area in Jinibara Country on the Blackall Range, close to the Maleny township. When the first Germans from Brisbane’s Logan district selected agricultural farms in 1887, the land was dense vine scrub in ancient forest crossed by Aboriginal pathways. More Germans followed, as did selectors from England, Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia. Not all succeeded, with farms often lost through surrender or forfeiture. Settlers opened a Provisional School in 1892, the same year Lutherans gathered for a Christmas service. The school served its community until 1974, Lutherans still gather today.

Lutherans on the “Cow End” of the Blackall Range focuses on the church and Its predominantly-German congregation between 1892 and 1929. It also tells of early European settlement and the opening of the Maleny Butter Factory in 1904. This event lifted the district from subsistence farming to modest prosperity. As dairying increased, Witta and Maleny became known as the “cow end” of the Blackall Range.

Unfortunately all copies of the book have been sold. The book is available for loan form the Sunshine Coast library Service.


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Service Times
9am Good Friday (join us for a cuppa and hot cross buns after the service)
5am Easter Sunday Dawn Service Howells Knob Lookout, Reesville
4pm Easter Sunday
4pm on 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays (join us for a cuppa from approx 3:15pm)
8am on 2nd and 4th Sundays (join us for a cuppa after the service)


Other Service Options

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sundays 11am (Qld time) Click Here!

St Michael’s Lutheran Church, Hahndorf: Sundays 9:30am (Aust CST) Click Here!
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Toowoomba, Sundays, 9am (Qld time) Click Here!
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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
295 Witta Road, Witta, 4552
Postal address: PO Box 994, Maleny Qld 4552
Ph: 0435 062 851

Pastor Matt Thiele
Parish Office: Tues and Thurs 9am – 1pm
Ph: 0493 250 073 (out of hours, please leave a message)

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