Christ Church, Galkissa

Christ Church, Galkissa
Christ Church (Sinhala: ගල්කිස්ස ක්‍රිස්තු දේවස්ථානය) is an Anglican church situated in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. The church is located on the wayside of the Colombo-Galle main road approximately 12.3 km distance from Colombo Fort Station.

The history of the Galkissa Christ Church is running back to the 19th century. On 16 February 1843, the church was consecrated by Bishop Trevor Spencer, the second bishop of Madras.

A protected site
The ancient four tombs engravings in the Christian cemetery in the Grama Niladhari Division of Dehiwela South, in the Ratmalana Divisional Secretary’s Division, are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government gazette notification published on 6 June 2008.  

1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1553. 6 June 2008. p.533.

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This page was last updated on 12 July 2022

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