Balzan M.U.S.E.U.M. Branch

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The Balzan branch of the Society of Christian Doctrine owes its origins to a group of members from the Birkirkara M.U.S.E.U.M. Branches who, probably late in 1923 decided to start the activities of the Society in Balzan. In those days Balzan was a small town, with a population probably not exceeding two thousand persons. Obviously it meant a daily walk across the short stretch of countryside which in those days separated the two communities. Soon afterwards suitable premises were found, very near the parish church where the activities of the Society could take place. And so the first members from Balzan could join the Society.

New premises[edit]

At the end of hostilities, the Society managed to acquire new premises, which are still used for the Society’s activities in Balzan. These premises had to be enlarged and by the middle sixties a completely additional floor was built.


The main activity of the Society is catechism, for the young and old. The Balzan branch serves the parish of the Annunciation in Balzan as well as the newly created parish of the Holy Family at Iklin. In addition a considerable number of boys come from the parish of St Joseph the Worker in Birkirkara.