Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican church in Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka.Using our custom trip planner, Nuwara Eliya attractions like Holy Trinity Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
On 5 May 1845, a committee comprising Reverend Hermann Randall von Dadelszen, Colonel James Campbell, Colonel William Henry Slade, Captain Nelson, Lieutenant Albert Watson, Mr E. R. Power, Mr H. C. Selby, Mr C. Temple and Mr E. F. Gepp met to discuss the construction of a church in Nuwara Eliya, at an estimated cost of £900. Captain Nelson designed the building with the construction work done chiefly by the officers and men of the local garrison of the 15th Regiment, under the supervision of Major James Brunker.
It took seven years after building commenced for the church to be completed. Upon its completion it was consecrated by Bishop James Chapman on 24 February, 1852 .The first vicar of the Holy Trinity Church, from 1843 to 1846, was Rev. von Dadelszen.
In the late 1890s the congregation proposed enlarging the Church, there was however some opposition, who proposed the construction of a new Church near the old cemetery. The majority of the congregation however preferred the existing site. In 1889 the church was enlarged. The original portion of the building is at the church's western end. The additions can be noted by the difference in size of the corbels supporting the main rafters.
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早上旅馆老板告诉我们附近有个两百多年的教堂。亲身体验之后，被这个宁静充满爱的教堂感动了。教堂周围有墓地，阅读着墓文，能感受到两百多年间阴阳两隔的人们之间爱的寄托。 more »In the morning the hotelier told us that there was a church nearby for more than two hundred years. After experiencing it firsthand, I was moved by this quiet and loving church. There are cemeteries around the church, reading the tomb, can feel more than two hundred years of yin and yang between the people between the trust of love.
Queen Elizabeth has visited this church for a Easter mass. Also having more important graveyard 1st and 2nd world war soldiers and many more interesting... more »
Beautiful church and rather a hidden gem in Nuwara Eliya. It is less frequented by travellers and the place has an amazing history and a story. You can ask the caretaker to open the church, if it's closed. There are beautiful headstones at the graveyard surrounding the church. You would find a pipe organ at the church.
Great church to visit, Old one and you can see them as them as old. Really good maintained and the workers also so kind to teach and talk about the historical important of the church.
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