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Bishop of Colombo

The Anglican Bishop of Colombo is the bishop of the Diocese of Colombo, a diocese in the Church of Ceylon which is part of the Anglican Communion.


Bishops of Colombo[1]

  1. James Chapman D.D. 1845-1861 (first Bishop of Colombo installed in the presiding seat)
  2. Piers Claughton D.D. 1862-1871
  3. Hugh Jermyn D.D. 1872-1875 (later Primus of Scotland)
  4. Reginald Copleston D.D. 1876-1902 (translated to Calcutta as Metropolitan)
  5. Ernest Copleston D.D. 1903-1924
  6. Mark Carpenter-Garnier D.D. 1924-1938
  7. Cecil Horsley M.A., D.D. 1938-1947
  8. Rollo Graham Campbell D.D. 1948-1964
  9. Harold De Soyza M.A. 1964-1971 (first Ceylonese Bishop of Colombo)
  10. Cyril Abeynaike M.A. 1971-1977
  11. Swithin Fernando 1978-1987
  12. Jabez Gnanapragasam B.D. 1987-1992
  13. Kenneth Fernando B.A., B.D. 1992-2001
  14. Duleep De Chickera B.Th., M.Sc. 2001-2010
  15. Dhiloraj Canagasabey B.Th., B.Div. 2011-


  1. ^ Bishops of Colombo; S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia


  • One hundred years in Ceylon, or, The centenary volume of the Church Missionary Society in Ceylon, 1818-1918 (1922) Author: Balding, John William Madras: Printed at the Diocesan Press.
  • The Church of Ceylon - her faith and mission Published in 1945, Printed at the Daily News Press by Bernard de Silva for the Church of Ceylon.
  • The Church of Ceylon: A history, 1945-1995 Editor: Medis, Frederick Published for the Diocese of Colombo.

External links

  • Official Web Site of Church of Ceylon, Diocese of Colombo
  • The Church of Ceylon (Anglican Communion)
  • Anglican Church of Ceylon News
  • Worship Resources including a Prayer for Sri Lanka written by Metropolitan Lakdasa de Mel and prayers written by the Bishop of Colombo
  • The Church of Ceylon - World Council of Churches website

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