Renmark Paringa is located 254km northeast of Adelaide. Prior to European settlement the Renmark area was inhabited by the Naralte Aborigines. Renmark was established on 14th February 1887 and is Australia’s oldest irrigation settlement. It once played a major role as a port for paddle steamers, until the introduction of the railway signalled the end of the river trade era. The railway was, in turn, made redundant with the advent of prime movers to transport freight. Today, the Paddle Steamer Industry itself, is now in fully restored working condition, keeping alive some of Renmark’s History. The township of Paringa, is only 4km from Renmark. The Paringa Suspension Bridge, originally built to connect the rail line to Renmark, is one of only 4 still spanning the Murray River today. The combined population of Renmark and Paringa.

Pray for: 

  • Unity amongst churches, that the progress as regards unity in other parts of the riverlands will carry through to Renmark.
  • Pray for a deepening of passion for Jesus and fresh encounters with Him.
  • A strengthening of the church to stand against compromise.

Angaston is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley. It has a population of approximately 2000 people and is considered one of South Australia’s oldest towns; as it was established in 1842.

Glenelg is a beach-side suburb of the South Australian capital of Adelaide with a population of approximately 21,200 people. Established in 1836, it is the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia. The first British settlers set sail for South Australia in 1836.

Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia, with an estimated population of 1.56 million people. The city was founded in December 1836 as the planned capital for a freely-settled British province in Australia. Adelaide is home to more than 75 percent of the South Australian population, making it the most centralised population of any state in Australia. It has been known as the “City of Churches” since the mid-19th century. Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide’s founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens, in the area originally inhabited by the Kaurna people. Light’s design set out Adelaide in a grid layout. Adelaide is one of the few Australian cities to not have convict history.