Karratha / Dampier

Karratha is the residential, education and service centre for the West Pilbara region, and Dampier is a major port for the export of iron ore, salt and natural gas. Located about 850 kilometres south-west of Broome, 25 per cent of the people in Karratha work in the resources sector. As a result, a culture of extreme materialism exists in the town. The local economy is supported by tourists, who visit during the cooler months.

Archdeacon Les & Mrs Jenny Gaulton

Les and Jenny Gaulton serve at Karratha Anglican Community Church. Their ministry responsibilities include conducting Bible studies, a Moore College PTC course and events such as men’s breakfasts, Introducing God courses and women’s dessert nights.

Although the church has around 60 members, a 48 per cent annual turnover rate in the parish means numbers fluctuate dramatically.

The Gaultons' September Prayer Points
Thank God for the start of a new street chaplaincy program in Karratha run by the combined churches. Pray for the Diocesan Fellow Workers’ Conference in Geraldton at the end of the month.