The Warleigh Christ Church is an Anglican church that was built in the 19th century by the British. The church was founded by William Scott, the manager of the Governor’s Mansion, and because of his vision, the church was built in typical old British architecture.
The History of the Church
Warleigh Church exudes a sense of nostalgia of a time gone by; most of the materials used to construct the church were brought in from Britain, and the structure that still stands today is a great example of colonial life in Sri Lanka. The small church is made out of granite stones, giving the structure an ashy-brown tone, the interior of the church is made out of wood, and most of the original furniture is still in use today. Along with the ancient pipe organ, the church’s most prized possession is their 140-year-old Bible. The century-old stone church sits on the edge of a clifftop and is encircled by tall trees and it orders tea estates as well as the Castlereagh Reservoir.
Visiting the Warleigh Church is a lovely activity to do in Hatton and it doesn’t require too much time to be spent there. The church and its grounds are picture-postcard beautiful, and as soon as you arrive it feels as though you have been transported to another time.