Baddegama Christ Church

Baddegama Christ Church
Christ Church (Sinhala: බද්දේගම ක්‍රිස්තු දේවස්ථානය) is an Anglican church situated in Baddegama village in Galle District, Sri Lanka. It is maintained by the Colombo Diocese.

Robert Mayer, a missionary of the Church Missionary Society made a tour with his party along the Gin Ganga River 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).

#) extends its gratitude to Lalith Kekulthotuwage for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.

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.

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This page was last updated on 28 October 2023

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