Heritage

St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral was built between 1839 and 1844 on the initiative of the Queen Dowager Adelaide, widow of King William IV and the aunt of Queen Victoria. The Pro-Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Paul, considered to be the spiritual father of the Maltese nation. Its unique and historic identity is complementary to and in harmony with the Archdiocese of Malta, walking together in Faith. It is the architectural masterpiece of William Scamp. He took over the commission when the project faced serious structural issues, and ensured it was successfully completed. The building is designed to a Neo-Classical architectural style with a grand temple-front portico with Ionic columns. An array of eight Corinthian columns embellish its interior.

The Restoration Project

The fabric of the Cathedral is now 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”.
The need is pressing. An appeal is being launched to raise €3,000,000 (about £2.5 million) for vital restoration work and to provide some funding for the future. The fund will be ring-fenced for this work only - it will not be used for running expenses.
The challenge: external restoration €894,000; boundary wall restoration €383,000; tower and spire €716,000; ceiling €165,000; internal works €165,000; railings €38,000. To these figures should be added the architect’s professional fee, technical surveys and an allowance for contingencies.
The Restoration Appeal aims to meet its target of Euro 3 million by November 2019, the 175th Anniversary of the building of the Cathedral.

Restoration Breakdown

To these figures below should be added the architect’s professional fee, technical surveys and an allowance for contingencies. The Restoration Appeal aims to meet its target of Euro 3 million by November 2019, the 175th Anniversary of the building of the Cathedral.

External Restoration

All external stonework requires cleaning and re-pointing. Repairs to corroded stonework at the base of portico columns a ...

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Tower and Spire Restoration

Belfry has a number of cracked or dislodged masonry blocks. Replacement of broken sections. Widespread need to anchor cr ...

EUR0.0 EUR0 EUR716,000

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Boundary Wall Restoration

Broken stonework and repair, cleaning and re-pointing of stone throughout boundary wall. ...

EUR0.0 EUR0 EUR383,000

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Ceiling

Utilitarian interior suspended ceiling to be dismantled and replaced by ceiling which is true to William Scamp’s origi ...

EUR0.0 EUR0 EUR165,000

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Internal works

Replacement of roof over stairs leading to the roof over the Western tower and general internal restoration where necess ...

EUR0.0 EUR0 EUR165,000

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Railings

Cast-iron railings require extensive re-painting and replacement of broken sections. ...

EUR0.0 EUR EUR38,000

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Areas in need of restoration

The fabric of the Cathedral is now 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”.

You've helped Raise

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We've Reached so Far

So far with have reached 490,000 Euros. Our target aim is Euro 3 million by November 2019, the 175th Anniversary of the building of the Cathedral.Donate via Credit Card or Paypal in Euro currency.

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