|Church of Panay|
|Sta. Monica Parish Panay, Capiz|
Santa Monica Parish Church
|Location||Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Panay, Capiz|
|Heritage designation||National Cultural Treasure|
|Designated||July 31, 2011|
|Architectural type||Filipino Colonial Neo-Classical Baroque|
|Tenor bell weight||10.4 metric ton (largest bell)|
|Parish||Santa Monica Parish Church|
|Archdiocese||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Capiz|
The Santa Monica Parish Church, also called Panay Church, Spanish: 'Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Mónica', is a historic church in Panay, near Roxas City in the province of Capiz, on Panay island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. It was built in 1884 on the site of an earlier church, built in 1774 by Miguel Murguia, which was gravely damaged by the typhoon of 17 January 1875.:423 The church is built of coral blocks and is approximately 70 metres long, 25 m in width and 18 m in height; the walls are about 3 metres thick.:423
The church has an unusually large bell, the largest in the country. This was cast by Juan Reina in about 1884, using sacks of coin given by the people of the town; it weighs more than 10 tonnes.:423
- Pedro G. Galende (1987), Angels in stone: architecture of Augustinian churches in the Philippines. Metro Manila, Philippines: G.A. Formoso Publishing. ISBN 9789718575000.
- Tom Le Bas (editor) (2013). [ Insight Guides: Philippines]. Singapore: APA. ISBN 9781780051222.
- [s.n.] (1997). Cast iron plaque on Panay Church. National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Photograph accessed April 2016.