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Tas-Sliema (Our Lady Star of the Sea)

  • Tas-Sliema became the summer resort for Valletta people in the middle of the 19th century; at first the small church of Our Lady of Divine Grace was sufficient for the needs of the people resident there, but when the population increased a new church was built in 1854 and dedicated to Our Lady Star of the Sea. Later on the church was enlarged and in 1878 Sliema became a parish. During the last century, other parishes were established in Sliema: Sacro Cuor parish, St. Gregory’s and Jesus of Nazareth.
    Parish Population: 3,000
    Families: 1,350
  • Parish Church dedicated to Our Lady Star of the Sea

    Dedication date: 28 November 1899
  • Archpriest

    Mgr Anton Portelli
  • Parish Office

    41, Annunciation Street
    Sliema SLM 1461
  • Office Hours

    Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:
    10.00 am – 12.00 noon
    4.30 pm – 6.00pm
  • Telephone

    2133 4941
  • Parish Clergy

    Mgr Anton Portelli, Archpriest
    Rev Mario Delmar, Viċi
    Mgr Arthur Said Pullicino
  • Priests residing in the Parish

    Rev Michael Bugeja

    Parish Pastoral Council

    Moderator:Mr Joe Huber

    Secretary: Ms Phyllis Bajada Abram

    Parish Economic Council

    President: Mgr Anton Portelli, Archpriest

    Secretry: Mr Joe Pace Ross
  • Holy Masses

    Sundays And Feast Days: 7.00, 9.00, 10.30am; 12.00 noon; 6.30 pm (in English)
    Saturday Evenings: 5.30, 7.00 pm
    Weekdays: 7.30, 9.30 am; 6.30 pm
  • Other Churches

  • Church Of Our Lady Of Divine Grace

    The church was built in the first years of the 19th century and in it are buried the remains of two priests and a layman brought from the church which once existed at Tignè point. The church served the spiritual needs of the few people then residents in the area.
  • Priest in charge

    Parish Priest
  • Adoration Chapel

    Church of Our Lady of Divine Grace


    High Street, Sliema

    Opening hours

    From Monday to Saturday: 10.00am-5.30pm