St. Thomas Chapel, Colombo
About St. Thomas Chapel, Colombo
St. Thomas Chapel, Colombo - Address
Address: Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, St Anthony's Mawatha, Colombo Sri Lanka
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 07:30 am - 01:30 pm Details
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Situated on a hillock, surrounded by grass and trees, the chapel is part of St. Thomas Anglican Church and the school of the same name. From the outside, it's an old and dignified looking building. Its true treasure lies inside - an incredible mural painting on the east wall, behind the altar, by renowned artist David Paynter. The work was completed in 1968. Its famous for the eyes of the figure of Jesus; they seem to follow you around the room as you move. Outside, the chapel ground have a lovely garden. You'll usually see a macaque monkey gambolling around in the trees there. At Christmas, the chapel choir's carolling is apparently a much appreciated concert.
How To reach St. Thomas Chapel by Public Transport
- Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here.
- Drive or walk to here.
- Kotahena Bus Stand
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A beautiful chapel with a giant mural by David Paynter behind the altar. The painting gives the chapel it's name - The Chapel of the Transfiguration. The Sunday service begins at 7 30 am.
The Chapel of Transfiguration...
One of the most beautiful chapels in Sri Lanka. Beautiful and unique mural of the transfiguration.
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