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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church

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Address: 73 Galle Rd, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 2 323765
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The most popular wedding chappel of the Christian Community. I

Very centrally located close to the Cinnamon Grand, Taj Samudra & Galle Face Hotels, the Indian High Commission, USIS, World Bank & Department of Commerce offices & the Ceylon... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very centrally located close to the Cinnamon Grand, Taj Samudra & Galle Face Hotels, the Indian High Commission, USIS, World Bank & Department of Commerce offices & the Ceylon Tourist Board plus Deutche Bank & Seylan Bank Head Quarters. Not forgetting the ever so popular Bavarian restaurant & Ramada Hotel. The intricately carved wooden pews, altar, choir, pulpit & vestry... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were walking past and decided to step in for a quick visit. The Kirk was open and empty - a simple decor which is typical of Kirks.

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This could be a church anywhere in the UK, however there are twists to this, the space is lovely and cool in the heat of the Colombo day. The proportions are agreeable and the pews are beautiful, the bamboo weave of the seats and seat backs far more comfortable than the hard wood of pews I am used to! The... More 

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1 Thank RicolasUK
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

One of the nicest Protestant churches in Sri Lanka. Close to the Galle Face Hotel. Quiet, good ambience and fine organist and choir. The congregation is friendly. Don't miss the Carol Service at Christmas.

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Thank Wesakmal
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

It's just a fairly typical small church, which would be buried in a suburb in the UK and not rate a mention.

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1 Thank brandreth16
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2015

its a cozy little nice church in the middle of the city. gives a feeling of the English culture and well maintained and very clean

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Another piece of the country's colonial heritage. This little kirk in the heart of the city surrounded by several tall buildings is like a piece transplanted. Green lawn, stone walls and architecture will take you back in time and place. Great place to witness some local weddings.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Scots Kirk is one of the better reminders of the British Colonial times. It is right on Galle Road close to the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. The church just refurbished the side windows and the stain glass windows are inspiring. If you get a chance to hear a midweek evensong here, don't miss it! The acoustics are first rate and the... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

What a beautiful old church! The stained glass windows are stunning, the organ is one of the best in Sri Lanka. All of the side windows have been expertly restored.

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Reviewed 6 August 2015

It's a nice, quite place to praise the lord which is located on the right side of the Galle road from the Galle Face Green.

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