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St.Leonard Parish Church
Kirkop became a Parish in 1592. The parish church built in 1500 was enlarged between 1706 and 1779 and the two belfries were added in 1860. In 1878, Pastor J.Barbara spent all his money to refurbish the interior. Bishop Labini consecrated the church on the 10th November 1782, dedicating it to Saint Leonard de Noblat. Dedication date: 10th Nov. 1782
Built in 1450 to cater as a burial place for plague victims, it was closed in 1575 by Mgr. Dusina, It was rebuilt in the 17th century and re-opened in 1754 for regular service. Presently it is being used for Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday to Friday.
This church, visited by Mgr Dusina in 1575 though having no particular endowments, continued to function throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Although it was closed to public worship in 1621, it was already reopened before 1636. Its altar piece was deemed a work of art. In 1781, Fr Lorenzo Chircop, who had made a donation of forty scudi on behalf of this church, was appointed its procurator.

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An old church recorded in 1575 was closed to public worship in 1658. It was however substituted by an altar in the parish church.

This chapel was built just outside Luqa in 1550. Around 1592 it served as the parish church of Kirkop including Mqabba and Safi until the church of St Leonard was enlarged in the start of the 18th century. It was later deconsecrated by Bishop Gargallo. All that remains nowadays of this chapel is the ornate entrance which was restored by the authorities.