Roxby Downs

Diocese of Willochra

Roxby Downs is a mining town in South Australia, about 560 kilometres north-west of Adelaide. It has a permanent population of around 4500 who come from around 40 different nations. The population is very young – the average age of residents is 29 – and almost 1000 fly-in fly-out (FIFO) or drive-in drive-out workers can be in town depending on shifts at the mine. The town was purpose-built for Olympic Dam, a mine that produces copper, uranium, gold and silver, which is located 16 kilometres to the north of the town.

Glen & Beth McDonald

Children: Zac (2007), Lili (2010), Jaxon (2013), Jesse (2015), Asher (2017)

Serving with BCA since January 2019

Glen serves as the minister at Roxby Downs Christian Community Church, which incorporates Andamooka Christian Community Church, while Beth is a stay at home mum, supporting Glen’s ministry and looking to build meaningful connections within the community.

Prior to moving to Roxby Downs, Glen was the minister at Junee Anglican Church and chaplain at the Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre.

The McDonald's July Prayer Points
Pray for the Diocese as we consider the future following the retirement of our Bishop. Pray for the nominating committee as they seek potential candidates.