St. Sebastian’s Church
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St. Sebastian’s Church

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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,260 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
The St Sebastion cburch is within the city. The architure is nice with two doms on either side. They conduct service everyday
Written 11 October 2023
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,797 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We came here on our last day in Sri Lanka as we had evening flight back to our country. This is a peaceful church with Gothic revival style and built since 1930s and dedicated to St Sebastian who is considered a martyr in the history of Catholic Church. It took 10 years to complete the church. Not a must visit, but still worth a short visit if you have time to kill during your stay in Negombo.
Written 27 March 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,638 contributions
Jan 2020
There are more than one churches in town named after the town’s patron saint. This one is in the Wellaweediya district. Done in a Gothic Revival style, it was patterned after the Reims Cathedral in France. The church is fairly new, its foundation stone only laid in 1936. Much of the construction is concrete. There was a wedding going on at the time so I did not visit the interior. A version of the Stations of the Cross is situated outside the church. Its exterior is imposing.
Written 19 January 2020
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MarkThamel
Negombo, Sri Lanka73 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
In tripadvisor page it says that this was the church that got attacked in april 21 . Whuch is wrong . It is not this St.Sebastian's church . This church iis open and they have services everyday .
The church which was attacked also a St.Sebastian's church which is in Katuwapitiya about 4Kilometers away from this church.
Written 22 December 2019
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KPLLCF
La Canada Flintridge, CA4 contributions
Sep 2019
I was able to visit San Sebastián on September 6, 2019. There were 4 military personnel guarding the entrance, but no metal detectors. As you can see from my photo, renovations appear to be almost complete. The military has rebuilt the church and they’ve been able to do so quite quickly. There is a small section on the floor in the middle of the left row covered with glass to show where the suicide bomber entered. A memorial is in the courtyard with the names of the nearly 100 victims. The church is in a quiet residential neighborhood and my guide pointed out all the For Sale signs as many people are choosing to leave the area. A very somber experience, but well worth a visit to pay ones respect to all those who perished.
Written 9 September 2019
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Viaggi2000
Switzerland15 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
The Catholic communtiy in Negombo is vibrant, numerous and devout. Of the churches there, St Sebastian's has the most inspiring community, the most welcoming and outgoing involvement with the town and all its people Its priests are dedicated not only to parish work, but also to education, to charity. Services are inspiring, the music, the participation, the processions and ceremonies of the liturgical year, colourful and very moving. Sadly, as I write this review Negombo is grieving, San Sebastiano attacked by a heartless act which has torn at the heart of its community. It will recover, so strong is the dedication of its priests, the commitment and - sheer joy expressed in music, in words, in prayer - of its lay people,.
Visit and remember. You too will be uplifted when you leave and, later, will recall your time spent there.
Written 21 April 2019
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Dushi-NY
NY, NY6,486 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
The largest concentration of Catholic Churches in Sri Lanka can be found in Negombo. We had initially planned on stopping by and taking a peek inside but ended up staying for over half an hour because a wedding was taking place. It was fun watching the kids running around in their gowns and tuxedoes, the bridesmaids in bright red saris, the beautiful bride in a Western style white gown, and the excited friends and family members posing with the happy couple.
Written 7 March 2019
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Anand G
Kochi (Cochin), India1,998 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The building looks majestic and a bit imposing. The interior gives a pleasant feel as is essential for a church. Looks quite old but could not verify the history.
Written 1 November 2018
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Wanderlust
Phuket, Thailand511 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Beautiful place with the beautiful architecture. Visited during the day before it gets crowded. While you in Negombo, this place is one of the icons.
Written 5 October 2018
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Charbel C
33 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
I'm not going to tell you that you will be visiting a gothic middle age European superb church, it's a church worth visiting because of its architectural design outside and simply because there aren't so many big churches in Sri Lanka. Try to see it on Sundays when it's crowded, kids are playing and old people are praying. It is somewhere nice and peaceful to be for half an hour.
Written 28 August 2018
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