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The monument outside the western end of the Church was built over the grave of Father Murphy who died unexpectedly at the age of 35 years. It stands about five metres high and is built of Ravensfield stone.

The monument contains inscriptions to Reverend Bernard Murphy who died in 1863, the Very Reverend Patrick McCormack who died in 1951 and the Very Reverend Michael Foran who died in 1893.

The monument is surrounded by a wrought iron fence which also contains the grave of the Reverend Father Thomas Purcell. 


Address:Queen Street, St Patrick`s Church, Singleton, 2330
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.559273
Long: 151.178704
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Front Inscription

Rev. Bernard Murphy

Died 28th September 1863
Aged 35 years

Requiescat In Pace


Left Side Inscription

Of your charity pray for the repose of the soul of Very Rev Patrick C. McCormack

P. P. Singleton

Died 6th Jany 1951
Aged 83 years

Requiescat In Pace

Right Side Inscription

Very Rev. Michael Foran, P. P.

Died Sept. 24th. 1893
Aged 47 years.


This tablet has been erected by the A. H. C. Guild as a token of love and respect


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au