Activities of the Holy Cross Community

Parish Groups

Children and Families

Liturgical Group and Choirs

The Franciscan Secular Order (Secular Franciscans)

El Shaddai 'Nicosia Cyprus Chapter'

Legion of Mary

Holy Cross Catholic Charismatic Community

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group 

The Neocatechumenal Way

Language Communities


Caritas Cyprus is a part of CARITAS, the international Catholic charitable organization. 

Our parish unit’s mission is to work with the poor, vulnerable and oppressed regardless of race or religion. 

It desires to reach the poorest in our society and the most marginalised. A big part of the work is to help migrants and refugees. 

Tel. + 357 97 787830



Opening hours: Monday - Friday:  9.00 am – 13.00 pm and by appointment 



St Joseph Social Centre

The Association for Support of Foreign Workers is a registered NGO.

The centre is open for meetings as well as for religious and recreational activities. 

To contact the Association – Tel. 22665055 

13 Ayiou Marona Street
1010 Nicosia.


Sri Lankan Community Ministry

Our Ministry in Cyprus by the Sisters of Perpetual Help.

Contact: Sr Suneetha Fernando : Tel: 22681811 and 99015346


Terra Santa College

The Terra Santa College in Nicosia is one of the two ethnic schools of the Catholic Community. It has its origins in 1641 when a team of Franciscan friars decided to establish a school aiming to the promotion of diligence and virtue. 

The school operated under the name of Terra Santa (School of the Custody of the Holy Land) in 1646 under the responsibility and protection of the Order of Franciscan Minor Friar which has its base in Jerusalem. In the difficult years of the Turkish occupation of Cyprus the school offered Elementary education. In 1936 it came in the hands of the British and in 1947 came back under the control of the Franciscan friars and changed its name to Terra Santa College. 

Previously the school operated in the Paphos Gate area whereas from 1955 the school moved to the whole owned new building in the Acropolis area of Nicosia. Since 1913 the school programmes were extended also to the secondary education. Since 1970 a nursery is also operating.

Today the school is divided into three sections: Nursery, Elementary, Gymnasium and Lyceum.

On 28th January 2013 a cooperation agreement was signed between the University of Cyprus and the Terra Santa College confirming that the College will operate as a model University of Cyprus High School.

Fr. Zacheusz M. Dulniok, OFM

General Director

Lykourgou Str. 12,

P.O.Box 21546

Acropolis, 2001 Nicosia

Tel: 22421100 or 22421371 

Fax: 22317565