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Jun 2023 • Friends
This Anglican church is located in the Galle Fort and constructed on the site of a former Court House (1780s). It was consecrated on February 21 1871
Written 9 September 2023
Dec 2022 • Couples
This place was a surprising stop on my and my boyfriend's walk through the historical center of Galle. I think that this church is much more interesting than e.g. Galle's lighthouse. Stop by to checkout architecture, atmosphere, and to take a few pictures.
Written 12 April 2023
Mar 2022 • Couples
The church's beautiful from the outside but what a disappointment once you get in. We had the feeling that locals tried to turn it into the tourist attraction, no one respects the codes of a visit in a church (shoulders not covered, silence not observed). The person who's watching over people inside the church doesn't seem to realize that he's not supposed to entertain female tourists but rather to make sure that people behave. Out of that the church has quite some charm but there's a lot of mold everywhere in it, that's really something that ought to be fixed.
Written 3 March 2022
Viewed as a single item you would have to say not particularly impressive, but along with the fort, other religious buildings, houses and hotels that make up the old town it is just a very pleasant old church worthy of popping in and adding a donation towards it's upkeep.
Written 17 February 2022
Built in the 19th century during Dutch rule, this is an attractive and colonial church in the fort enclave at Galle. Entry is free (although it is not always open) and a donation to support the restoration is encouraged. If you're exploring the fort, you'll almost certainly pass by the church on... Church Street. Worth a look at the very least from the outside.
Written 11 May 2020
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is an interesting church with Victorian Gothic Revival style built since 19th century during the Dutch Colonial era. What is intriguing to me is the design of the coloured glass in the church which blend the artwork into religious building. No entrance fee, but donation is encouraged. Worth a short visit when walking around Galle Old Town.
Written 26 March 2020
Feb 2020 • Couples
In need of renovation (leave a donation!) this is a standard Victorian church. If you miss it you won’t miss much, but as you’ll inevitably walk by, you might as well stop in.
Written 14 February 2020
The thrust of the title is well known to those in charge of the church as there is signage requesting donations to assist with needed repairs. I suspect the dark green in the upper reaches is mold. Some of the stained glass windows are missing. I think it will take a major infusion of rupees to do the necessary work. The exterior has a bit of a different look in this Anglican church with its short steeple. What is not clear with this Romanesque building is if it was built over the site of the old gallows, a juxtaposition if there every was one. It was nice that it was open.
Written 31 January 2020
All Saints Anglican Church is well worth a short visit.The interior is cool and the verger works hard to keep it to standard.A good place to pop a note in the offetory
Written 28 January 2020
Dec 2019 • Couples
We dropped in for the 11am Christmas Service at this old Anglican Church. The simplicity of the service was touching. A handful of foreigners seated in the choir stalls and an English speaking priest who kept it succinct and perfectly ‘on message’ for Christmas. While the paint is peeling off the walls, the stained glass shone brightly in the Sri Lankan sunlight. A beautiful experience that will stay with us.
Written 25 December 2019
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