2023 June 19

Trinity College Kandy Hosts Annual Bishop's Visit and Service of Confirmation

Trinity College, Kandy, a renowned private school for boys founded by Anglican missionaries, recently welcomed the annual visit of the Bishop and celebrated the Service of Confirmation. The event also marked a significant milestone as the foundation was laid for a new Science Laboratory Complex under the Trinity150 Infrastructure Initiative. The service, held at the historic Holy Trinity Church, brought together the Principal, Rev. Araliya Jayasundara, staff, students, and esteemed guests, including Bishop Rt. Rev. Nishantha Fernando and the newly appointed Archdeacon Ven. Rev. Anton Williams.

Trinity College, Kandy, holds a distinguished place in Sri Lanka's educational landscape, known for its commitment to academic excellence and the holistic development of its students. Established by Anglican missionaries of the Church Missionary Society, the school has maintained its tradition of fostering Anglican values and providing a nurturing environment for its students.

The annual Bishop's visit is a highly anticipated event at Trinity College, Kandy, as it symbolizes the close bond between the school and the Anglican Church of Ceylon. The Service of Confirmation, an important sacrament in the Anglican tradition, was conducted by Bishop Rt. Rev. Nishantha Fernando administered the sacrament to a group of students and reaffirmed their faith.

During the service, the Bishop blessed the foundation stone of the new Science Laboratory Complex, which marks an exciting development for Trinity College under the Trinity150 Infrastructure Initiative. This state-of-the-art facility will enhance the school's science education capabilities and provide students with cutting-edge resources to explore and excel in scientific pursuits.

The Trinity College Chapel, known as the Historic Holy Trinity Church, served as the backdrop for the memorable occasion. The service was enriched by the uplifting hymns led by the Trinity College Choir, accompanied by the prefects of the college who provided steadfast support throughout the event.

Principal Rev. Araliya Jayasundara expressed his gratitude to Bishop Rt. Rev. Nishantha Fernando, Archdeacon Ven. Rev. Anton Williams, and all those who contributed to the success of the event. He highlighted the importance of faith, integrity, and compassion in shaping the lives of Trinity students and encouraged them to be active participants in building a better society.

As the Trinity150 Infrastructure Initiative takes shape, the school community is filled with hope and prayers that the Anglican values that Trinity College was founded upon will endure and flourish for generations to come, inspiring young learners to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to society.