St. Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Valletta

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St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, officially The Pro-Cathedral and Collegiate Church of Saint Paul, is an Anglican pro-cathedral of the Diocese in Europe situated in Independence Square, Valletta, Malta. A "pro-cathedral", is a church with cathedral status though not being the main cathedral. It is one of three cathedrals of the Anglican Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe.Origin and constructionThe cathedral was commissioned by the Dowager Queen Adelaide during a visit to Malta in the 19th Century when she found out that there was no place of Anglican worship on the island. Prior to this Anglican services were held in a room in the Grand Master’s Palace. Built on the site of the Auberge d'Allemagne (the conventual home of the German Knights Hospitaller), the cathedral was designed by William Scamp and was built between 1839 and 1844. Queen Adelaide laid the foundation stone on 20 March 1839 and her banner hangs above the choir stalls. The original plans were designed by Richard Lankasheer however the building proved unstable thus work had to resume on plans by Scamp in 1841. Scamp's designs located the altar on the west side of the church however the Bishop of Gibraltar had a more conservative view, thus the designs were altered and Scump designed an apse inside the great doors to hold the sanctuary on the east side.
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  • This beautiful Anglican cathedral in Valletta is well worth the visit. The spire is visible for miles as you approach the city on public transport, and I even managed to pick it out on the horizon all...  more »
  • Beautiful together and more access to the Anglican cathedral pro is free while the other Cathedral is paid. Curiously there is less crowded.
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  • Style stripped the Cathedral Saint Paul in the middle of the profusion of churches all around seems very humble especially if compared to the Cathedral St. Paul in London...
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  • Some shots of the new undercroft cafe opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh earlier this year (2017). Very fine
  • Pricy, but without a lot of people
  • Has seen better days, impressive from a distance.
  • Not so interesting architecturally but people tend to be friendly and welcoming.
  • Since moving to Malta in February we have attended St Pauls and have found it to be a friendly and welcoming place to worship. we also have attended some great social occasions and have met some really charming people, some residents and some visitors. If you are visiting Malta or have moved here St Pauls is a great stopping off place to visit.

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The small city of Valetta offers fewer lodging options than some of Malta's larger cities, but accommodations include everything from upscale hotels to less-expensive guesthouses. Stay in the city center at one of several old-fashioned hotels to be in close proximity to sights like St. Johns Co-Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, multiple museums, and a wide variety of restaurants. One fun option involves renting traditional Valletta houses that have been converted into rental properties and date back to the time of the Knights of Malta. Smaller bed and breakfasts are dispersed throughout the city. Book well in advance to avoid high prices.
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