Churches in Sliema

Discover the Traditional Religious Element through the Various Churches in Sliema


Our island is known for sticking to its religious roots and this is evident especially in Sliema, Malta. Although Sliema can be looked at as an urban chic town, various churches and chapels are present. Many churches in Malta have a skyline as their key feature. The domes and steeples can usually be seen from across the island.


By following the parish church, one can usually find the centre of a town or village. However, many villages and town have two or more churches, Sliema in particular.


Parish Church of Jesus of Nazareth


The Church of Jesus of Nazareth was built by Marchese Ermolao Zimmermann Barbaro Di San Giorgio and it was inaugurated in 1895. It was given to the Dominican friars in 1908 and it became a parish church in 1973.


Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 7.00, 8.30, 10.00, 11.30 am (in English), 7.00 pm

Saturday Evenings: 6.30 pm winter; 7.00 pm summer

Weekdays: 7.00, 8.30; 6.30 pm winter, 7.00 pm summer

Public Holidays: 7.00, 8.30, 10.00 am, 11.30am (in English); 6.30 pm winter; 7.00 pm summer

Parish Church of Jesus of Nazareth

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish Church


Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish Church in Sliema was founded in 1877 and it has been a parish church since 1918. The church was built on the initiative of Fr. Paul Vella, between 1877–1881. Six months after its completion in November 1881, it was handed over to the Maltese Province of the Friars Minor.


Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 06:30, 08:00, 09:30 (Children Mass), 11:00; 18:30

Saturday Evenings: 17:00 in Winter and 18:30, 19:30 in Summer

Weekdays: 06:30, 07:30, 08:15, 09:00; 18:30

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Parish Church of St Gregory the Great


Mgr Maurus Caruana O.S.B., long cherished the idea of building a church in Sliema dedicated to St Gregory the Great and he laid the stone for this church on the 20th August 1923. The church became a parish on the 22nd December 1943.


Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 7.30, 9.00, 10.30, 11.30 am; 5.30 pm

Saturday Evenings: 6.30 pm

Weekdays: 6.45, 7.45, 8.45 am; 6.30 pm

St. Gregory the Great

Stella Maris Parish Church

The Stella Maris Parish Church is a Roman Catholic parish located in Sliema. It is the model of the other parish churches in Sliema and Gżira. It is also the oldest parish church dating from 1878. The church was embellished with various works of art throughout the years such as the painting by Giuseppe Cali and the Titular statue of Our Lady Stella Maris.


Holy Masses

Sundays And Feast Days: 7.00, 9.00, 10.30am; 12.00 noon; 6.30 pm

Saturday Evenings: 5.30, 7.00 pm

Weekdays: 7.30, 9.30 am; 6.30 pm

Stella Maris Sliema

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