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

  • Telephone

    Office 2144 2614

    Church 2144 8333

  • 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