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Praised be God's glorious name for ever, may the whole earth filled with his glory...

Diocese of Kandy comprises the central province of Sri Lanka and is situated in the hill country. It is divided into three vicariates, namely, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Matale, which coincide with the local government administrative districts. The tea plantation sector, for which Sri Lanka is well known, covers a large part of the diocese.

— Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Vianney Fernando

      (6 th bishop of Kandy)



Clergy Retreat 2016

The Clergy of the Diocese of Kandy atteneded for their Annual Retreat on 01th -6th August at Lewella Fatima Retreat House.Rev.Fr.Vimal Thirimanna conducted the retreat on the theme of Priestly Spirituality.

“Fill Our Families with Your Mercy Lord”

  A Family Retreat Conducted by Rev. Fr. Terrence Bodhiyabadhuge and his Team at St. Mary’s Church, Ampitiya – Organized by Kandy Diocesan Family Apostolate.

News & Activities

Vocation is a gift of God

  Deacon Dilan Perera was ordained as priest on Wednesday 06th July 2016 at St.Xavier’s Church Nuwaraeliya. Rt.Rev.Dr.Vianney Fernando,the Bishop of Kandy, presided at the Sacerdotal Ordination ceremony.Bishop of kandy ,highlighted that a vocation is a gift of God and Ordination is a dream of a deacon. Addressing the candidate said, ” On this your...

Catechatical Seminar at Kadugannawa….

There were 30 students participated for the seminar from our Kandy Diocese. Our Special thanks to Rev. Fr. Roshan almeda, Rev. Fr. Cecil Xavier, REv. Fr. Michael Devin, Rev. Fr. Jeevaraj, Rev Sr. Deisy Rodrigo & Mr. Vajira Pandithrathne who conducted the Seminars in both languages.


Benedict XVI’s love for Christ Jesus is the thread that runs through his entire life, particularly his 65 years as a priest, Pope Francis said today.   The Holy Father said this in praising his predecessor at a celebration today in the Apostolic Palace to mark the 65th anniversary of the priestly ordination of the...


Very Rev,Fr,Milroy Fonseka ,Vicar General in the diocese of kandy emphasized on the importance of Lay persons and Lay leadership at the residential programme at Ampitiya. Further he commented on their responsibilities and how it was established in the Diocese. Rev,Fr.Roy Clarence the director for the Lay Apostolate and two Cordinators Rev.Frs.Nilanka Dias and Roshan...


Faith in the Bible

The Bishop of Kandy

Saint Joseph Vaz