Church of Ceylon

The Church of Ceylon is a member church of the Anglican Communion, and was until 1970 the Church of Pakistan. It is limited today to the area of Sri Lanka. Her two dioceses (Colombo and Kurunagala ) are subject extraprovinziell the Archbishop of Canterbury as Primate.

The area of the Church of Ceylon is one of the oldest mission areas of the Anglican Church. 1796 there was first evangelized. The Diocese of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka belongs to the Church of South India.

Bishops of Colombo

  • James Chapman 1845-1861
  • Piers Calverley Claughton 1862-1871
  • Hugh Willoughby Jermyn 1872-1875 (later Primate of Scotland)
  • Reginald Stephen Copleston 1876-1902, later Bishop of Calcutta and Metropolitan of India
  • Ernest Arthur Copleston 1903-1924
  • Mark Rudolph Carpenter -Garnier 1924-1938
  • Cecil Douglas M. A. Horsely 1938-1947
  • Archibald Rollo Graham Campbell D.D. 1948-1964
  • Charles Harold Wilfred de Soysa M. A. 1964-1971 ( first bishop from Sri Lanka)
  • Cyril M. A. Lindon Abeynaike 1971-1977
  • Swithin Fernando Winston 1978-1987
  • Jabez Jabasir Gnanapragasam B.D. 1987-1992
  • Kenneth James Michael Fernando B. A. B.D. 1992-2001
  • Duleep Kamil de Chickera B.Th. M.Sc. 2001-2010
  • Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey 2010 - today
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