Tucked away in the old city part of Colombo this Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1749 by the Dutch East India Company. It has weathered life in Colombo for all of these years and there are interesting points to see both inside and outside the church building. Of particular note are the gravestones of the Dutch settlers and colonists who died in this country and were buried on site. Remnants of the British period of occupation can also be seen in and around the church, and these stand in stark contrast to those of the Dutch period. The caretaker on site can provide a very interesting and detailed account of the history of the church and the city, and I encourage you to listen to his narration. Donations towards the upkeep of the church are requested but not demanded. 100 LKR is a good starting point but we thought 500 was more appropriate. Well worth a visit. Highly recommended.
This is a landmark in the revolution of Dutch era this was built but dutch rulers from all around the world
History of wolfendhol
Christian worship place. (Christian Reformed Church) Built in 1949. It is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use on the island.
The history of the Christian Reformed Church (formerly Dutch Reformed Church) spans 360 of the 400 years of Dutch-Sri Lankan relations. It was in Galle on the 6th of October 1642 that the first Protestant ministrations began after Willem Jacobsz Coster had captured the fort in 1640. Organised Protestantism may be said to have been introduced in 1658 after the Dutch land and sea forces had defeated the main stronghold of the Portuguese on the island, the fort of Colombo, and became the sole masters of the Maritime Provinces of Ceylon. The church have following services English Pastor: A/P Ananda Jayawardene : (+94) 11 205 8328 Worship Service: Sunday at 09:30 am Sunday School: Sunday at 11:00 am Sinhala Pastor: Ev. Amal Elpitiya : (+94) 11 238 4095 Worship Service: Sunday at 06:45 am Sunday School: Sunday at 08:00 am Tamil Pastor: A/P Sureshkumar Karmeham : (+94) 11 238 4096 Worship Service: Sunday at 08:00 am Sunday School: Sunday at 09:30 am