Diocese of North West Australia
Wickham is a small town located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, about 50 kilometres east of Karratha in the Diocese of North West Australia. The town of Wickham services Cape Lambert – Rio Tinto’s largest port facility for the export of iron ore. Mining is therefore the main industry among the town’s 2500 residents and the over 2000 fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers. There is a high level of disposable income among many of the population, but such wealth has given rise to many problems; notably binge drinking among young people. The seaside hamlet of Port Sampson, men’s and women’s prisons and the Aboriginal town of Roebourne – the capital city for Indigenous tribes in the north west – are all located nearby.
November Prayer Points for Wickham
Please continue to pray for the Chaplaincy work of the Warth family. Wickham is now part of the Parish of West Pilbara under the guidance of Frank Nicol.