Open Day at St Publius church in Floriana
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.