Letter from the Most Reverend Julian Porteus

It was 120 years ago that William Nugent Bull and Mary Bull established their undertaker’s business in King Street, Newtown.

To its immense credit the name of WN Bull is still with us today, continuing to provide the skills and service that has made the business a trusted household name in Sydney and beyond.

Bereavement is a difficult time, and it is reassuring to know that someone like WN Bull Funerals is on hand to guide, advise and carry out its services with expertise, dignity and sensitivity.

Apart from its commitment to the wider community, the company has had a distinguished association of service to the Catholic Church in Sydney, overseeing the obsequies of both lay and clerical figures. It also has a proud tradition of supporting charitable causes.

The role WN Bull played in the re-interment of St Mary MacKillop to her chapel in Mount Street, North Sydney, in 1993 was a significant moment in that long association.

I am pleased to congratulate WN Bull on the celebration of yet another milestone in their history and thank them for their service and commitment to Catholics and their Church.

+Most Rev Julian Porteus


Archdiocese of Sydney

This letter was first published in The Catholic Weekly, 8 July 2012.

Most Rev Julian Porteus, 2012.