• 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

  • Archpriest

    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

  • Telephone

    Office: 21454634

  • 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, 7.30 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.

  • Rector

    Fr Louis Grech SDB

  • Telephone

    2145 6251

  • Adoration Chapels

    Dar Don Bosco Chapel


    Main Street (near Police Station), Ħad-Dingli

    Opening hours

    7.30 am – 9.00 pm