Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces, Singleton

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Sacred Spaces
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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The Singleton Sisters of Mercy Convent has become known as a beautiful and unique living heritage site open for guided tours, concerts, weddings, workshops, room hire and other activities, under the name of Sacred Spaces. The Convent is set in spacious gardens with buildings dating from the 1870s, including the magnificent Sisters' Chapel which is particularly suited to weddings and concerts.
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Kevin R
Mitcham, South Australia, Australia16 contributions
Day trip to Singleton
Aug. 2019
We visited the Sacred Spaces whilst on a group / familiy holiday to The Hunter Valley. One member of the party had an interest in visiting Sacred Spaces. I can't recall our guide's name but she was very knowledgable and explained the history of this placeand the town / region. Great insight into bygone times and life of nuns and outreach folk. Well worth a look.
Written 6 September 2019
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nottagen
Singleton, Australia455 contributions
Lovely Setting
May 2018 • Friends
Events are held here throughout the year. Beautiful setting with attractive gardens and a lovely chapel. Well worth the visit.
Written 28 April 2019
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Thank you for your feedback. We think the place is beautiful as well.
Written 29 April 2019
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Leley
7 contributions
FibreFest venue
Oct. 2018 • Friends
Enjoyed two days for a Yarn Festival in these beautiful grounds. The property has a serene but productive atmosphere with beautiful roses and a stunning building for this old nunnery.
Written 30 October 2018
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PollyAustralia
Sydney, Australia35 contributions
Interesting and insightful
Jul. 2018 • Friends
I booked a tour for myself and two friends ($11 each) as we were staying in Singleton. The manager spent two hours with us, she was entertaining and very well informed - and it was all extremely interesting - the history of the Sisters of Mercy, the work they did and still do and many insights into the lives of those dedicated women. The inclusiveness of the organisation in the present day was emphasised which was nice to hear, even if the Pope still does not allow same sex marriages in the chapel. The Sisters Chapel is breathtaking and a fitting finale to the tour. It’s good to hear how the space is being used in a variety of ways - I’d love to hear a concert or sing in the chapel, the acoustics are great apparently. I was happy to buy some jam in the gift shop -it’s delicious. One tip - the internal spaces are very cold on a winters day so rug up. Thank you for a very interesting morning.
Written 19 July 2018
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Travelisation
Cronulla, Australia34 contributions
God has left the building.
Jul. 2017 • Couples
It is a beautiful building with lovely gardens. What we saw of the living quarters of the convent was interesting, although we only saw a small part of it. The chapel was also nice with a lovely Italian tabernacle and some alfrescos. The part I'm grappling with is the fact that it is quite transactional. Unless you mention God He is not mentioned. The Sisters of Mercy are referred to like rock stars and the word feminists was even used. You would think that it would be a mini pilgrimage visiting this wonderful place but in fact it was the opposite. Very sad to see. God has left the building.
Written 11 July 2017
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helensocialsupport
Rockdale, Australia5 contributions
Coach group did tour of the premises
May 2017 • Friends
Enjoyed by all our aged and frail clients, this activity was very interesting, the chapel is stunning, and loads of history to learn
Written 1 June 2017
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Thank you for your kind words. We love having sharing our Convent with enthusiastic visitors.
Written 4 June 2017
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Jena S
Yeppoon, Australia37 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Feb. 2017 • Solo
Recommend for weddings or photos. Beautiful.stunning gardens well looked after and the building was a real charm. Takes you back in time and the caretaker was friendly and welcoming.
Written 9 February 2017
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Tina M
Hobart, Australia990 contributions
Great Irish baroque concert
Jul. 2016 • Couples
An interesting space to have a concert but it was a lovely choice. The four piece Sydney Consort was accompanied by a talented vocal artist and the concert spanned a range of folk songs, traditional jigs and longer compositions.
A bit chilly inside but we were advised this was the case and to rug up.
Nice afternoon tea provided too
Written 20 July 2016
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