Christ Church, Horethuduwa
Christ Church, Horethuduwa
Date of Dedication
1863 - 08 - 11
Galle Archdeaconry
Revd. Samasantha Costa

Christ Church, Horetuduwa was built by Fransico De Mel at his expense on land owned by him. The church was dedicated on 11 August 1863 by the Bishop of Colombo, the Rt. Rev. Piers Claughton. Subsequently the church with the property was bequeathed to the Bishop of Colombo.

The Rev. A.W. De Met exercised a fruitful ministry at Horetuduwa for about a period of about 40 years till his death in 1935. Besides the evangelistic work in which he was engaged in, he ran a school for adult education.

The Rev. A.W. De Mel served the parish in an honorary capacity while residing in his ancestral home at Horetuduwa.

At different times the affairs of this parish has come under the purview of the vicars of Koralawella, Moratuwa, Panadura and Egoda Uyana.

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Contact Details

Postal Address
Christ Church, Old Galle Road, Horethuduwa
075-4376003 (Rev. Anthony Fernando)

bishop of colombo rt revd dushantha rodrigo


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