Shark Bay is steeped in history from the tip of Dirk Hartog Island to the boundary of Hamelin Pool where the old telegraph station still stands. Discovered by the Dutch; named by the French; surveyed and settled by the English, the area has both astounded and fascinated visitors for centuries. In 1699 William Dampier named the area Shark’s Bay.
The Shark Bay parish is based in the beautiful coastal township of Denham. Nearby is the well-known resort of Monkey Mia. Denham is about a 41/4 hour drive north from Geraldton. The official name of the church building is St Andrew by the Sea and is built out of coquina shell block quarried at nearby Hamlin. It is a significant building in the town’s landscape. Funding for the construction came from the ‘League of Help’ – an English organisation committed to building churches overseas. St Andrews was opened in 1954.
WHEN DOES OUR CONGREGATION MEET?
9.00am: We seek to meet each week at St Andrew’s but at the moment it is subject to availability of a locum. Hopefully a new minister will be appointed in the new year. As a church we are committed to the Bible and so our times of meeting together have teaching the Bible at their centre. After the service we meet in the downstairs area of the rectory for fellowship and morning tea.
WHO IS OUR MINISTER?
Archdeacon Bill Ross
HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US?
By post: PO Box 30, Denham, WA 6537
phone: (08) 9948 1067
email: enquiries can be made through the diocesan office by contacting email@example.com
WHERE WILL YOU FIND US?
St Andrew by the Sea is located at 35 Hughes Street, Denham. Parking is available in the church grounds.