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St. Thomas Chapel

St. Thomas College, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #14 of 45 Attractions in Colombo
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Sri Jayewardanepura Kotte, null, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

a. One of the oldest Anglican School named after the Church St. Thomas. b. Masterpiece architecture, well maintained.

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Chapel is part of St Thomas College which is also known as the school by the sea has some great Architectural buildings. This historic building has some amzing features.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

it reminds me of roman and greek architecture. a lot of history is behind that chapel. once it was used as a hospital during WW1 and WW2. inside its a bit gloomy.

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Suva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This church is situated at Mount Lavinia S Thomas College. When you enter this area you feel you are several miles away from busy Colombo. The church appears very majestic and historic. College students use this chapel very much, Sundays it is very crowded. Public transport available up to Gale road and you can walk to this place. If you... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Chapel of Transfiguration of S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia is the home of the Thomian Choir, the oldest institution within S. Thomas' College. Shrouded in rich history and towering majestically on the highest hillock within the college, this chapel is a unique attraction for enthusiasts of history, architecture, religion and heritage. The cornerstone has been laid by the Bishop... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The chapel is not far from the Ramada Hotel where we stayed and we went there after having a slightly upsetting incident with a local. We went to pray and calm down and it was very uplifting.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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258 reviews 258 reviews
117 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A famous anglican church Situated in Mt Lavinia and with St Thomas college which is very famous boys school in Colombo which is famous for its quality educational levels.

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Dehiwela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The chapel was packed to the hilt. We had hundreds of bodies milling around us in anticipation awaiting the commencement of what is probably the best carol service in the whole of Colombo district. The singing, the blending, the organ accompaniment was absolutely divine. Because of the crowd, we could not get the full benefit of the fan, and so... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Interesting to find a Scottish Church in the middle of Colombo. Its tributes to its founders are worth reading. But if you have been to Scotland and visited the churches there, this one will be no surprise. You wold think you where in St Andrews!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The chapel gets its name from the breathtaking mural of the Transfiguration by renowned Sri Lankan artist David Paynter, who used as his models the workmen and worshippers present while he painted. It is this mural that captures one's attention on entering the chapel. The chapel belongs to one of the most prestigious Anglican boys schools in the suburbs of... More

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