Save The Valletta Skyline .

Save the Valletta Skyline

Fundraising for The Diocese in Europe (Church of England)
£5,695
raised of £50,000 target
by 124 supporters
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Raising funds to restore St Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta in Malta , one of just two Pro-Cathedral's in the Diocese in Europe (Church of England). Help us Save Valletta's Skyline!

Story

Towering over the seaward approach to the Valletta skyline, St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral, a Grade 1 building of local stone, is of major importance to the heritage of Malta and forms a pre-eminent part of Valletta’s architectural landscape.

It is a universally recognised Valletta landmark. With the bell-tower and its spire rising to over 200 feet (60 metres) from the ground, it is a historic and iconic element of Valletta’s landscape. To imagine Valletta’s sky-line without the tower of the Cathedral is just as inconceivable as imagining St Mark’s Square in Venice, another World Heritage City, without its historic campanile.

The Cathedral’s Memorials bear important testimony to the sacrifice and valour of countless allied servicemen who fought to defend Malta during the First and Second World Wars.

The Cathedral pays homage to Saint Paul, considered to be the spiritual father of the Maltese, and is deeply symbolic of two centuries of close Anglo-Maltese relations. The Cathedral and its Chancellor enjoy close ecumenical ties with the Maltese Catholic Church and other Christian denominations in Malta.

The fabric of St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta is in dire need of restoration. Recent expert architectural inspections have identified severe problems threatening the tower, the spire and the external and internal stonework. Parts of the structure are now officially described as “unstable”. There has been little maintenance of the fabric of the Cathedral for many years.

Following a report by our architect, a multitude of problems have been identified affecting the tower and spire and the stonework around the Cathedral. These include the urgent need for external restoration works; tower and spire and boundary wall restoration works; the replacement of the ceiling and other internal works as well as the wrought iron railings.

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About the campaign

Raising funds to restore St Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta in Malta , one of just two Pro-Cathedral's in the Diocese in Europe (Church of England). Help us Save Valletta's Skyline!

About the charity

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Donation summary

Total raised
£5,694.09
+ £696.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£5,684.09
Offline donations
£10.00

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