Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Christ Church, Baddegama

Christ Church is an Anglican church situated in Baddegama village in Galle District, Sri Lanka. It is maintained by the Colombo Diocese. 

History
Robert Mayer, a missionary of the Church Missionary Society made a tour with his party along the Gin Ganga river in search of a suitable place for building a new church and at Baddegama they spotted such land and chose it for their purpose (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009). The construction works of the church were commenced in 1821 with the help of George Winter and were finished by 1822 (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009). A verandah was added to the church in 1945 by Bishop Lakdasa de Mel (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009).

References
1) De Silva, N.; Chandrasekara, D.P., 2009. Heritage Buildings of Sri Lanka. Colombo: The National Trust Sri Lanka, ISBN: 978-955-0093-01-4. p.125.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 25 January 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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