Christian Reformed Church (Bambalapitiya)

Bambalapitiya Christian Reformed Church
Bambalapitiya Christian Reformed Church (Photo credit: Google Street View)

Christian Reformed Church (Sinhala: ක්‍රිස්තියානි රෙපරමාදු දේවස්ථානය), formerly known as Dutch Reformed Church, is a church located in Bambalapitiya in Colombo District, Sri Lanka.

The present church is believed to have been constructed in 1853 (Manathunga, 2016). However, the old bell tower in front of the church building shows features belonging to the Dutch Period [(1658-1796) Manathunga, 2016]. Built of stone, the tower bears a striking resemblance to the historic Kayman's Gate Bell Tower in Pettah (Manathunga, 2016).

1) Manathunga, S. B., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-39-9. pp.51-52.

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This page was last updated on 5 November 2022
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