What is significant?
The Trinity Lutheran Church complex now comprises the 1909 church, a Sunday school, a hall and a manse, the last three being built after the Second World War. The site dates from the subdivision of the Warrayure estate (formerly Mount Sturgeon Plains) in the 1860s and the extension north of German migration from the Tabor and Tarrington area. A school, now demolished, was established late in the nineteenth century and also used for worship. Like the other Lutheran schools in the shire, it suffered serious prejudice and scrutiny during the First World War. The present red brick and render church, built in the Gothic revival style, was extensively renovated in the 1930s. After the Second World War a new Sunday school was built, a hall and the manse. All buildings are in excellent condition and retain an excellent degree of integrity.
How is it significant?
The Trinity Lutheran Church complex is of historical and architectural significance to the community of Warrayure and the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
The Trinity Lutheran Church complex is of historical significance as the focus of one of the five important Lutheran settlements in the Shire. It has further significance for its links with the congregations at Tarrington and Tabor especially with which it can be compared.
The complex is of architectural significance as a collection of landmark buildings, spanning several generations and representing the settlement and community of Warrayure. The church is also of individual significance as a confident and enduring expression of the Lutheran faith through its quality and scale.