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Holy Trinity Church
The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity
Il-knisja tat-Trinita Qaddisa
Holy Trinity Church (anglikanisch) in Sliema.JPG
35°54′35.5″N 14°29′45.6″E / 35.909861°N 14.496000°E / 35.909861; 14.496000Coordinates: 35°54′35.5″N 14°29′45.6″E / 35.909861°N 14.496000°E / 35.909861; 14.496000
Location Sliema
Country Malta
Denomination Church of England
History
Status Active
Founded 20 September 1866
Founder(s) Walter Trower
Dedication Holy Trinity by Acting-Governor, Major-General Ridley,
Consecrated 23 April 1867
Architecture
Functional status Parish Church
Architect(s) Webster Paulson of G.M. Hills of London
Architectural type Country English Church
Style High Victorian Gothic
Construction cost £4000
Specifications
Materials Limestone
Administration
Archdeaconry Italy and Malta
Diocese Diocese in Europe
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Bishop(s) Robert Innes
Chaplain(s) Clem Upton
Laity
Reader(s) David Felgate
Churchwarden(s) Aileen Grech
Ursula Smith

The Church of the Holy Trinity is an Anglican church in Sliema, Malta.

Origins

Trinity church Sliema
Interior of the church

The land upon which the church and the adjacent Bishop's house are built was acquired by Jane Trower, the daughter of Walter Trower Bishop of Gibraltar for £1050. She intended to donate the property to the Diocese of Europe but the law did not permit an unmarried woman to make a donation exceeding £50. So her father became party to the Deed of Gift and refunded the money back to her. The church architecture is not common in Malta. The church was built to resemble an English village church.

In 1865, Webster Paulson was commissioned as a contractor in the construction of the church, which was built to designs of Gordon MacDonald Hills (1826-1895).

The church was completed in 1866 and opened to the public. It was consecrated on April 23, 1867 by Bishop Walter Trower of Gibraltar.

The Reverend Dr Thomas Burbidge was the first vicar of the church.

Bishop's House

The building adjacent to the church is known as the Bishop's House. It was built in 1855 as a residence for the vicar. Today the house still serves the same purpose.

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