St. Paul's Church, Kandy

Kandy, Sri Lanka

St. Paul's Church, Kandy

St. Paul's Church (Sinhala: ශාන්ත පාවුළු දේවස්ථානය) is an Anglican church in the historical district of Kandy, Sri Lanka on sacred grounds west of the Temple of the Tooth.

In 1825 the Bishop of Calcutta, Reginald Heber, visited Kandy with the Governor of Ceylon, Edward Barnes, to preach and conduct a confirmation service. He noted that the church services were being held in the former King of Kandy's Audience Hall, a location he associated with 'horrid cruelties'. Heber also recognised the need for a purpose-built church to serve the needs of the garrison and the local community.



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