In it's day, the isolated community of Farina was beset by daily trials and tribulations, and was loosely knitted together by various religious groups.
In this small community, both Catholic and Church of England followers built local churches, and the Afghans also built a mosque in their settlement in an area East of the main Farina township - called Afghan Hill. Some reports indicate that Afghan Hill was as large as the Farina township itself, being populated mainly by men, accompanied by only a few women.
In the main, the two communities lived apart, with only limited mixing. Possibly the only deviation from this rule was that Gool Mahomet and Adrienne Lesire, who had previously been married in the Coolgardie mosque lived together in Afghan Hill, where Adrienne ran a seamstress business which was covertly used by the main township.
It's a pity that virtually all of these places of worship have disappeared from Farina, so it was quite a significant event this year, when on June 18th, the Reverend Trevor Briggs conducted the first communion service in the grounds of what was the Church of England since 1967!