Lightning Ridge

Diocese of Armidale



Lightning Ridge is a town in northern New South Wales near the southern border of Queensland, about 740 kilometres south-west of Brisbane. A sign on the way into Lightning Ridge reads ‘Population ?’ as many people in Lightning Ridge don’t answer census forms. The population estimates range from 1500 to 7000 people and locals are very multicultural. Opal mining and tourism are the main industries that support the economy. Lightning Ridge Community Church has a weekly service with a kids program and a service is held at Cumborah on the second Sunday of the month.


October Prayer Points for Lightning Ridge
Keep praying that we will continue to put the welcome offered by the local schools to good gospel purpose in our SRE lessons.

Kurt & Rebecca Langmead

The Langmead family will begin their term in Lightning Ridge in early 2020.

Kurt currently serves at St Peter’s Armidale as the Assistant Minister for Youth, where he identifies, equips and supports current and future leaders as well as oversees the teaching program.

Children: June, Arthur, Lydia, Jeremiah