Open Day at St Publius church in Flo­ri­ana

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

The church of St Publius will be or­gan­is­ing an open day on Sun­day, 9 Oc­to­ber to co­in­cide with the an­nual ac­tiv­ity or­gan­ised by the Flo­ri­ana Lo­cal Coun­cil en­ti­tled Flo­ri­ana – A heaven of gar­dens and much more.

With­out any doubt this church is an ar­chi­tec­tural mas­ter­piece. Its sheer size and its struc­tural lin­ea­ments that adorn it makes it one of the most out­stand­ing build­ings in our coun­try. It is re­ally an ex­cep­tional her­itage left to us by our fore­fa­thers.

One of the high­lights of this open day is the op­por­tu­nity for all those in­ter­ested to visit the north steeple of the church from where one can ad­mire the church’s ar­chi­tec­ture from above but also a once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity to see breath-tak­ing panoramic views of Malta. It is also a-not-tobe-missed oc­ca­sion to cap­ture those scenes pho­to­graph­i­cally! Vis­i­tors will also be able to see from close range the set of bells this church pos­sesses, par­tic­u­larly the largest one.

To make the visit to St Publius church a truly mem­o­rable one, vis­i­tors will also be given ac­cess onto the work­ing plat­form on the right hand side of the high al­tar ded­i­cated to Our Lady of Rosaries where works con­nected with the dec­o­ra­tion, which later on will also in­clude the af­fix­ing of paint­ings to the bar­rel-vaulted ceil­ing, are in progress. Dur­ing the day fes­ti­val, St Publius church will be adorned with a vast num­ber of nat­u­ral plants and spe­cial light­ing.

To com­ple­ment all th­ese fea­tures in­side the church, the large ad­ja­cent parvis on the north side (run­ning par­al­lel to Sar­ria Street) will be trans­formed into a “gar­den” where lunch will be served for all those in­ter­ested in book­ing.

En­trance to any part of the church will be free but those who will at­tend the lunch are be­ing asked for a do­na­tion of €18 for adults and €10 for chil­dren.

For book­ing or fur­ther in­for­ma­tion one can phone the parish of­fice on 2124 7106 or Stephen Tonna on 7033 0649.

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