Holy Emmanuel Church, Urumpirai
Holy Emmanuel Church, Urumpirai
Date of Dedication
Jaffna Archdeaconry
Rev. S Janagan

The Holy Emmanuel Church is situated at Palaly Road, Urumpirai about 6.5km away from Jaffna town. This Church was built and dedicated in 1955.

The Church was damaged twice, in 1987 during the IPKF military operation and after rebuilding in 1990 it was bombed again. After the 1995 exodus, in 1996 the Church hall was repaired and worship was conducted in the parish hall. The Church was rebuilt and rededicated in 1999. In the year 2000 a house adjoining the Church was bought for a Church parsonage.

An evening study programme for needy children was started in 2002 with the assistance of the NCC and now this programme is continuing with the assistance received from the member of this Church, Mr. Paul Sathianesan, presently in the UK. The Church has a pre-school from 1999.

On Sunday’s the worship is at 8.00a.m. About 45 members attend the service. There are 22 families in the Church parish. After the Sunday school and youth fellowship meetings are conducted.

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bishop of colombo rt revd dushantha rodrigo


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