Bugibba GWS in Malta elevated to local congregation status

By DAN PREGILLANA and MARK ANDRO MILAN

Date Posted: November 14, 2022

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The Church’s work in the island country of Malta continues to flourish as reflected, among others, by the recent elevation of the Bugibba Group Worship Service (GWS) into the status of a local congregation.

Marking this development was the new congregation’s inaugural worship service its members held at the Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel, Triq Dragonara San Giljan, Malta on October 31, 2022. Subsequent worship services would be held in a rented property at Flat 2, Triq Qroll, Bugibba.

During the gathering, which Brother Ramil Regino, supervising minister of the Ecclesiastical District of Mediterranean, officiated, a number of brethren entrusted to take care of the congregation took their oath of office.

One of them, head deacon Noel Villena, said, “That our GWS is now a full-fledged local congregation, as approved by the Church Administration, is truly heartwarming. I will all the more devotedly fulfill my Church duties, one of which is encouraging my fellow brethren here to remain active in the true faith.”

Brother Marwin Soriano, resident minister of the new local congregation, attested that “brethren here in Bugibba … remain one with the Church Administration in intensively spreading God’s words here in Malta.” He added that they “invited many to this occasion.”

As of this writing, two more GWS are being organized in the Maltese archipelago: one at Luqa, a town in Malta, and another at Gozo, south of Sicily. — With reports from Cleofe Ariola