Tuesday, 9 August 2022

All Saints' Church, Hulftsdorp

All Saints' Church, Hulftsdorp
All Saints' Church, Hulftsdorp (Photo credit: Google Street View)

All Saints' Church (Sinhala: අලුත්කඩේ සියළු ශාන්තුවරයන්ගේ දේවස්ථානය) is situated at No. 222 on Hulftsdorp Street in front of the Western Province High Court in Colombo 12, Sri Lanka.

The church was established in 1860 for the Sinhala Anglican congregation in the area who wanted their own place of worship (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009). Designed by J. F. Churchill, the church building was constructed in 1895 by the Government Work Department under the direction of Mudaliar J. A. Perera (Manathunga, 2016).

The single-storey church building bears Gothic architectural features (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009; Manathunga, 2016). The two-storey bell tower is said to have been used as a watch tower during World War I [(1914-1918) 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.117.
2) Manathunga, S. B., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-39-9. p.76.
 
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