St Paul's Pro-Cathedral

St Paul's Pro-Cathedral is an Anglican pro-cathedral situated in Independence Square, Valletta, Malta.

Origin and construction The cathedral was commissioned by the Dowager Queen Adelaide during a visit to Malta in the 19th Century when she found out that there was no place of Anglican worship on the island. Built on the site of the Auberge d’Allemagne (the conventual home of the German Knights Hospitaller), the cathedral was designed by William Scamp and was built between 1839 and 1844. Queen Adelaide laid the foundation stone on 20 March 1839 and her banner hangs above the choir stalls. A Valletta landmark due to its spire rising over 60 meters, it is constructed with Maltese limestone in a neo-classical style. The cathedral has columns with capitals of the Corinthian order while the capitals of the six columns of the portico are of the Ionic order. The internal dimensions of the building are 33.5 metres x 20.4 metres. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Lady chapel located to the left of the pulpit facing the altar. The organ Above the entrance to the cathedral is located the organ that originated in Chester Cathedral in northwest England. The one-manual instrument was built in 1684 by Bernard Smith and is said to have been played by George Frederick Handel while en route to Dublin for the first performance of the Messiah. Association with British military forces The oak panels around the High Altar are a memorial to the Allied units which took part in the defence of Malta between 1940 and 1943 and twelve flags hang in the aisles representing amongst others the Royal Air Force, the British Merchant Navy, and the Royal Navy.

Mission: St Paul's Pro-Cathedral in Valletta, Holy Trinity Church in Sliema and the congregation of Our Lady and St George in Victoria Gozo are Anglicanism's expression in the Maltese archipelago. We are part of the Diocese in Europe, which is the most recently created of the forty-four dioceses of the Church of England. So, as the Anglican Church in Malta and Gozo we exist primarily to serve members not only of the Church of England but also of the rest of the Anglican Communion, while welcoming English speaking Christians of other denominations, seeking to worship God in their language, who also find a spiritual home with us.

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Wayne Marshall improvising before the Good Friday service

The St Paul Choral Society was the invited choir during the Patronal Festival service this morning. After the service, Wayne Marshall gave an organ recital, which included an improvisation on two themes, Sine Nomine and Ellacombe.

Arti u Kultura

They were marvelous

Ara d-debutt spettakolari ta' Kor Malta - iż-żieda riċenti għall-ekosistema kulturali tagħna. Nagħtu lill-artisti lokali aktar opportunitajiet biex jesprimu t-talent tagħhom #culturematters

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AP’s Guillaume Dreyfuss presenting the poster 'Architecture is for the Faithful' at the ‘Future for Religious Heritage – Europe’s Legacy for the Future’ conference in Paris. His presentation will retrace the history of St John’s Co-Cathedral and St Paul’s Anglican pro-Cathedral, two of AP’s current most important projects as well as the two main religious sites of Valletta.

Read the abstract at >

Visiting St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral Malta

A warm welcome was provided to Bishop Robert this past weekend to update him on the restoration appeal at St Paul’s. See what he had to say about his visit on his blog. I visited Malta last year when I was leading a church delegation to meet Prime Minister Muscat and his colleagues as Malta took up the EU Council Presidency. But I had not been to St. Paul’s Pro-Ca…

Valletta 2018 - European Capital of Culture

The Ise Boys and Girls Choir and the School of Performing Arts Choir sang their hearts out at St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral for the International Youth in Concert performance. Ending the evening with a standing ovation!
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Lovely spring weather today

[05/05/18]   Thank you to all who supported the Spring Fayre today. We raised €1,100 for chaplaincy funds.

After this morning's Eucharist, the Kleuker three stop positive organ donated by Gita Furber de la Fuente was dedicated by Canon Simon Godfrey. For the occasion Hamish Dustagheer and Maltese mezzo-soprano Althea Troisi de Menville gave a short recital, with music by Bach, Faure', Handel and Vivaldi. This is also another feather in Maltese organ-builder Robert Buhagiar's cap.

Come and join in the festivities of Valletta 2018 - European Capital of Culture

St. Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral, set ot be restored next year, has opened its doors to the public all of this week until the 20 January, enabling all visitors to take in the history inscribed in its walls, as they walk through apses of the magical cathedral and the newly-restored undercroft.

Tours in Maltese at 11:00am and English tours at 2:00pm.

Valletta 2018 - European Capital of Culture

Explore St. Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral and the Undercroft before it closes its doors for 2018 for a year of restoration. This Neo-Classical building is a Valletta Landmark with its spire rising over 200 feet. Don't miss the chance to get in touch with history.

Tours in both English and Maltese will be given during the day.

Find out more soon!

Watch: Handel's masterpiece to ring out for a Valletta treasure

Thank you to all those that attended tonights sellout performance of Handel's Messiah in aid of the St Paul's Restoration Appeal. The notes of Handel’s glorious Messiah will reverberate around the Anglican cathedral in Valletta this Friday, as a fundraising concert to help St Paul’s raise funds for urgent renovations takes place. The pro-cathedral, which was built in the 19th century, must drum up €3 million to restore i...

The St Paul's Christmas Fayre is today with lovely Christmas gifts, cakes and the undercroft cafe is serving its full menu

Thanks to all those that entered the competition and thanks to Norbert and James in selecting our winners.

Our judges Norbert Attard and James Vella Clark choosing a winner and runner up for the art competition

Malta Anglican November 2017 Dear Friends, Sir James MacMillan CBE, a native of Scotland and one of the world’s leading composers of church music, has an unrivalled reputation in his field. He came to the attention of the Classical Music Establishment with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s Premiere of “The Confession of Iso...

Save the Valletta Skyline

The Save Valletta’s Skyline team loved meeting Prince Charles yesterday and thank him for his continued support

Malta Anglican October 2017 Dear Friends, Members of the congregation have asked me to reproduce a sermon I preached at the beginning of Creationtide this year. It is not my habit to print my sermons although over 36 years I have kept every single hand written “reporter’s” notebook containing all my sermons. I have thought the...

Stephen Cordina Aroma & Therapy

The ASPIRE Collection for Valletta's pro Cathedral. Proceeds to Save the Spire #charity #valletta2018 #malta #anglican #aromatherapy #scents

Billionaire donates €100,000 to Save the Valletta Skyline fund The man behind West End theatre hits Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Cats has pledged a €100,000 donation to help restore St Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Valletta. Billionaire producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who owns a Valletta property and whose mother was of Maltese descent, said he...

BBC News mention for Dmax supported campaign to preserve 'Queen's' Malta cathedral To imagine Valletta’s skyline without the tower of the Pro-Cathedral is just as inconceivable as imagining St Mark’s Square in Venice, another World H...

Prince Charles makes personal donation to St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral Restoration Appeal - The Malta Independent The Prince of Wales has signalled his support for the St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral Save Valletta’s Skyline Restoration Appeal by making a generous personal donation. Prince

Photos from St Paul's Pro-Cathedral's post

With thanks to the choir of All Saints Northampton for helping welcome our congregation and visitors to the newly refurbished undercroft and café

Fantastic film night in aid of the Restoration Appeal, thanks to all who helped and attended.

Wonderfully concert by St Catharine's College, Cambridge

The Undercroft Cafe

Often the phrases "afternoon tea" and "high tea" are used interchangeably as many mistakenly believe that there is no difference. Both tea traditions are steeped in British history and the differences, subtle as they may be, are a direct result of their origins.

Thanks to Jesus College Cambridge Choir for providing support to the Restoration Appeal this evening in the beautiful setting of Palazzo D'Aurel

Malta Anglican July August 2017 The magazine of the Anglican Church in Malta and Gozo July/August 2017 The Malta Anglican – July/August 2017 – Page 2

Fantastic concert by the Ealing Choral Society in aid of the Cathedral Restoration Appeal and Puttinu Cares. They raised €1,680 in total, thank you!

Timeline Photos

Restoration of the undercroft continues apace. Expected to open mid to end of July.

All set for the annual chaplaincy barbeque

The Church of England

A prayer following the #Londonattack

€1.2 million funding for restoration of Valletta's St Paul's Anglican Cathedral - TVM News Appeals by the Anglican community in Malta that St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Valletta needs extensive financial aid to carry out restoration works have been answered with a helping hand as a result of restoration funds to be provided from EU funds. The Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds Ian Bor...

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