Saturday, 5 February 2022

St. John the Baptist's Church, Mutwal

St. John the Baptist's Church
St. John the Baptist's Church (Photo credit: Google street view)

St. John the Baptist's Church is a church situated in Mutwal (or Modara) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

History
The history of this church runs back to the Portuguese period. The Franciscan missionary record of 30 November 1599 was referred to the St. John Church in Mutwal (Jayasinghe, 2016). The mortal remains of the last Oratorian, Mathes Caetano’s have been reposed here (Jayasinghe, 2016).

The present church building was erected in 1846 (Jayasinghe, 2016).

References
1) Jayasinghe, S., 2016. Nineteenth Century Catholic Church Architecture in Sri Lanka: Evolution of a Tropical Model. Bath, Proceedings of the ID@ 50 Integrated Design Conference, University of Bath.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 5 February 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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