Sacred Heart Church, Gibraltar

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Sacred Heart Church
Sacred Heart Church
36°08′22″N 5°21′05″W / 36.139351°N 5.351350°W / 36.139351; -5.351350Coordinates: 36°08′22″N 5°21′05″W / 36.139351°N 5.351350°W / 36.139351; -5.351350
Country Gibraltar
Denomination Roman Catholic

Sacred Heart Church is a Catholic church in Gibraltar.


The church is of Gothic design, the foundation stone was laid on March 25, 1874, attended by Félix María Arrieta y Llano, Bishop of Cadiz, and John Baptist Scandella, Vicar Apostolic of Gibraltar, although it was not formally blessed until July 15, 1888.[1]

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto

Amongst the parish priests of this church was Charles Caruana who went on to be the Roman Catholic Bishop of Gibraltar between 1998 and 2010.[2]

In the garden of the church is a grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes.


  1. ^ "Sacred Heart Church". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Richard Cartwright (August 2008). "Personality profile" [Charles Caruana, Bishop of Gibraltar]. Insight (Gibraltar): 8–13.