Diocese of North Queensland

Cloncurry has a population of around 2900 and is located about 780 kilometres south-west of Townsville. It is a regional service centre and local industries include cattle-grazing and mining, as the area is home to some of Australia’s largest copper deposits. Cloncurry, Julia Creek and the Gulf area, (Normanton, Burketown, Karumba, Croydon, Georgetown) and other isolated cattle stations and mining communities have tiny groups of Christians and many who are yet to hear the gospel. Cloncurry is also famous as the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Simon & Angela Owen

Children: Grace (2016) Esther (2018)

Serving with BCA since April 2022

Simon & Angela Owen, together with their daughters Grace and Esther commenced their service in Cloncurry on Palm Sunday 2022.

Simon has served at Eagle Vale Anglican for the past 10 years. In God’s good grace Simon organised a short-term mission to their BCA link church of Cloncurry in 2016. “Without knowing at the time, we feel God used this short-term mission to help plant a seed and prepare us for ministry in Cloncurry five years later,” says Simon. “In addition to this, having a relationship with Rod and Chris Oldfield (Former BCA Field Staff) and other Cloncurry Anglican folk, has really helped us maintain strong personal and church connections with Cloncurry.”

The Owen's August Prayer Points
Pray that St Andrew’s Church Cloncurry continues to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge (Ephesians 3:18–19).