Port Hedland

Diocese of North West Australia



Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara in the Diocese of North West Australia. It is located on the remote West Australian coast and is about 1646 kilometres from Perth. It has a population of around 12,000, is home to the highest tonnage port in Australia - the largest exporter of iron ore in the world. Many people move to Port Hedland for a few years, chasing high wages and financial security, before moving back to ‘civilisation’. These wages foster a culture that focuses on work and money.

Philip & Elke Knight

Philip and Elke Knight moved to Port Hedland in 2006 to assist Bill and Jocelyn Ross at St Matthew’s Port Hedland. In 2009, Philip became Senior Minister and he conducts the weekly service and oversees the various bible study groups that meet throughout the week. Philip and Elke faithfully proclaim the gospel to the ever-transient population who come chasing dreams of financial security and equip Christians to serve the Kingdom wherever they go.

Children: Annabella (2001), Lilly (2005)


The Knights' January Prayer Points
Pray for us during the hottest time of the year with very high temperatures and humidity. Give thanks for the opportunity we have for holidays. Pray that we will be refreshed and encouraged by our time away.