Church of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception Overview in Bormla, Malta
The monumental church of the Immaculate Conception dominates the town of Cospicua. The first church on the site dates back to 1584. This was enlarged in 1637 and again in later years until it was finally completed and consecrated in 1732.
It is said that the statue of the Immaculate Conception dates from 1689 and that it was sculpted in wood by Sr. Maria De Domenicis, a Carmelite nun.
The church miraculously escaped the World War II bombing which destroyed most of the town. It is rich in treasure and houses an exquisite work of art, namely the painting behind the high altar of Madonna and Child, painted by the 17th century artist Polidoro Veneziano of Abruzzo. The church celebrates its feast on December the 8th.
Cospicua is also famous for its Regatta team, which was one of the first. This team has won 16 shields (titles) overall, second only to Senglea.
Church of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception Tips & Guide
Address: Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Triq L-Oratorju, Cospicua (Bormla) Malta
Parish Office: 27 St Lawrence Street, Senglea, ISL 1113
Tel: +356 2182 7203
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 4.30pm until 6.00 pm
N.B. The Parish Office is closed every first Friday of the month.