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Ħal-Tartarni was one of the ten parishes mentioned by Senator Mello in 1436, but the parish was later on suppressed when the village was abandoned by its inhabitants. A new village, Ħad-Dingli, arose in the vicinity of Hal-Tartarni, and this village became a parish in 1615. During a vacancy in the bishopric, the parish of Ħad-Dingli was suppressed illegally, but was re-established by the bishop in 1678. The present church was built in 1903 on the site of the 1678 church.

Parish Population: 4,000

Families: 1,100

Parish Church of the Assumption of Our Lady

Dedication date 26 March 1939


Rev Mark Mallia Pawley

Parish Office

30, Triq il-Knisja
Ħad-Dingli, DGL1010

Office Hours

Tuesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Office: 21454634, 21455738




Parroċċa Ħad Dingli

Parish Clergy

Mgr Louis Camilleri

Parish Pastoral Council

President: Mr Tony Saliba

Secretary: Ms Christine Scerri

Parish Economic Council

President: Mr Tony Saliba

Members: Mr Diego Attard, Mr Stephen Saliba, Ms Doris Tanti, Perit David Vassallo u Ms Marvic Vella

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 6:30, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am and 4:30 pm (winter), 5:00pm (summer)

Saturday: 6:00 am, 8:00 am, 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm (winter) ; 5:00 pm, 7:00pm (summer)

Weekdays: 6:00, 7:30am , 6:30pm (winter) ; 7:00pm (summer)

Other Churches

St Dominica Chapel

The Church was built in 1669. Rev John Azzopardi looks after it and celebrates once a year Mass in it.

Chapel of St Mary Magdalen

The chapel on Dingli cliffs was built about 1640; the parish priest is responsible for it and celebrates a Holy Mass every 22nd July, feast of St Mary Magdalen.

The Cemetery Chapel

The Cemetery was inaugurated in 1952 and Mass is celebrated in the chapel on the 2nd November and on the first Sunday of November.

Savio College

The College was founded in 1968 by the Salesians of Don Bosco to be a centre of Christian education and Salesian formation of young people. The College is a secondary school with 250 pupils, while the Salesian Oratory opens three times a week for young people from the area. It houses the post-novice students and it is also a centre for vocation animation welcoming young aspirants. Attached is a Retreat Centre animated by the Salesian Pastoral Youth Service which provides a variety of seminars and retreats for young people.


Fr Louis Grech SDB


2145 6251

Adoration Chapels

Dar Don Bosco Chapel


Main Street (near Police Station), Ħad-Dingli

Opening hours

7:30 am – 9:00 pm