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Ħal Balzan

Ħal Balzan became a parish on the 14th August 1655 and the old church of the Annunciation became the parish church. In December 1669 work started on the building of a new church and four years later part of the building was already in use, although the works continued till 1695.

Parish Population: 3,900

Families: 1,500

Parish Church of the Annunciation

Dedication date: 7 October 1781

Parish Priest

Mgr Karm Farrugia

Parish Office

216, Triq il-Kbira,

Ħal Balzan BZN 1252

Office Hours

Monday: 9.00 – 11.00 am

Wednesday and Friday: 4.00 – 6.00 pm


Office 2144 2614

Church 2144 8333



Parroċċa Balzan – Balzan Parish



Parish Clergy

Mgr Karm Farrugia, Parish Priest

Mgr Joe Galea Curmi

Kan Noel Borg

Other priests residing in the parish

Mgr Salvinu Micallef

Rev Blake Camilleri

Mons Prof. Vincent Borg

Fid-Dar tal-Kleru

Rev Pawl Gauci

Rev Ġuzepp Sultana

​Parish Pastoral Council

Moderator: Ms Angele Cassar

Secretary: Ms Josephine Felice Pace

Parish Economic Council

President: Mgr Karm Farrugia,  Parish Priest

Secretary: Mr Alfred Falzon

Members: Mr Paul Xuereb and Mr  Salvu Muscat

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Day: 7.30, 8.30, 9.30, 11.30 am, 5.30 pm

Saturday Evenings: 5.15, 6.30 pm

Weekdays: 7.15, 8.30 am and 6.30 pm

Other Churches

St Roche Church

The church was built in 1593 as a thanksgiving action after the liberation of the village from the plague.

The Old Church of the Annunciation

The church was built four hundred years ago and has remained practically unchanged till these days. It was the parish church from 1655 to 1693. Mass is celebrated in the church on the 25th March.

St Mary’s Church

Originally on the site of the church there were two churches, one built in the 14th century and the other was dedicated on the 10th March 1675; the present church was built in 1846. In front of the church there is a statue of Our Lady. The church was used to store some church furnishings. Today it is also used as the Chapel of Adoration

Daily Adoration: 6.00 am – 9.00 pm

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Sisters

The Good Shepherd Sisters arrived in Malta in 1860; the convent chapel is open to the public.

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 9.00 am

Weekdays: 7.45 am

Chapel of the Sisters of Charity

Villa M. Ssma. Annunzjata, Triq Birbal

Holy Mass

Daily: 6.35 am.

Chapel of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary

The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary came to Malta and opened their first convent at Balzan; the chapel is open to the public and marriages may be celebrated there.

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 8.30 am

Weekdays: 7.00 am

Adoration Chapels

St Mary’s Church


Main Road, Ħal-Balzan

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 6.00 am – 9.00 pm

Saturday: 6.00 am – 12.00 pm

Chapel of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary


55, Villa Maria Annunziata, Birbal Street, Ħal-Balzan

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday: 9.00 – 12.00 am, 5.00 – 6.00 pm

Sundays: 9.00 – 12.00 pm