- Date of Re-Dedication
- 1994 - 01 - 26
- Galle Archdeaconry
- Revd. Joseph Johnson
Beverly Church is situated in the Matara District, in the South of Sri Lanka. The congregation of this church is mostly plantation workers. There are about 24 families worshiping in this church. The political awareness, the environment, the educational facilities and health care are in a very bad situation which is unknown to many.
The Diocese of Colombo built this church as an act of kindness to bring consolation to the people who undergo many hardships. The people believe that this church is a gift from God to them.
Prior to the construction of this church, the congregation worshipped at “Maduwatte.” During the Christmas season and the fasting period they have been attending services at Deniyaya St. Luke’s church. They had been using estate lorries for transport.
Due to the above difficulties and hardships the urge to build a church at Beverly became a priority in the minds of the people.
Permission was granted to build a church. From 1986 the task of collecting funds was initiated by Manikavasagam, Daniel and Abraham. Their services are much appreciated.
Since there were not enough funds to start building the church, it stood at a standstill with only the foundation stone being laid. At this point in time Bro. Melvin De Mel came forward with financial help. The congregation is very thankful to him for his act of kindness.
This church was later dedicated by Bishop Kenneth Fernando on 26 January 1994.
- Postal Address
- Christ Church, Beverly