St Anthony's Church Kochikade

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Kochchikade, St Anthony's Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Timings: 05:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112329303
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

This is one of the most curious churches you'll ever visit. From the outside, it is by every appearance a regular Catholic Church. But the second you step in, it's as if you've stepped into a pagan temple. There are a dozen statues of Christian saints, and you will find lines of church-goers making offerings to each saint in a manner that is definitely non-traditional. The statue of St. Anthony is especially popular, as there are stories of miracles associated to it. During times of festival, the entire church is usually decked out in full Hindu-style pagan pizzazz. This all inclusive nature of the church has made a favourite of people of every imaginable faith in Colombo. The church was built in 1905 by an Indian Catholic. The church is an important cultural asset in Indo-Sri Lankan relationships.

  • Photography is generally not allowed.

Mass times:

  • Sundays: 5:30 AM, 7:30 AM Mass in Tamil & 12:15 PM, 5:30 PM Mass in Sinhala.
  • Daily: 6:00 AM-Mass in Tamil & 12:15 PM-Mass in Sinhala
  • Saturday 6:00 PM: Mass in English
  • Opening hours given are by mass times. Call the attraction to find out visiting hours.

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to Kotahena Bus Stand.
  • Drive or walk here.

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  • St Anthony's Church Kochikade Address: Kochchikade, St Anthony's Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • St Anthony's Church Kochikade Contact Number: +94-112329303
  • St Anthony's Church Kochikade Timing: 05:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • St Anthony's Church Kochikade Price: Free
  • Best time to visit St Anthony's Church Kochikade(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St Anthony's Church Kochikade: 00:15 Mins
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  • 54.45% of people who visit Colombo include St Anthony's Church Kochikade in their plan

  • 58.62% of people start their St Anthony's Church Kochikade visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St Anthony's Church Kochikade

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

93.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Anthony's Church Kochikade

People normally club together Old Parliament Building and Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil while planning their visit to St Anthony's Church Kochikade.

People also prefer to start their day with St Anthony's Church Kochikade.

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  • One of the oldest church situated in the heart of Colombo. Next to the Colombo harbor. All people from all walks of life are known to come here and worship. People from all faith come to visit this lovely church. Legend has it that this is a miraculous place for any devotee who has faith and asks for favors.

  • Such a majestic ancient church! I love the way they have built this! Fascinating architecture! Recently done a reasonable repair it seams! Garden of the church is very clean!

  • It is one of the greatest church’s in town and it has many miracles as well. But I prefer to go after around 6pm, because it will be less crowd and can pray peacefully

  • Very religious place with miracles. Please visit once & feels it. God bless you.

  • Its a blesad sherine.St. Antony helps every person. There is no any religion move.We belive lord will asked our prayars.

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