Reverend Canon Ivan Corea and Ouida Corea of St.Luke’s Church Borella

Reverend Canon Ivan Corea and Ouida Corea parents of Radio Ceylon/SLBC broadcaster Vernon Corea and Ambassador Ernest Corea.

Reverend Canon Ivan Corea and Ouida Corea parents of Radio Ceylon/SLBC broadcaster Vernon Corea and Ambassador Ernest Corea.

Canon Ivan Corea was Vicar of St.Luke's Church Borella in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Canon Ivan Corea was Vicar of St.Luke’s Church Borella in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Reverend Canon Ivan Corea and his wife Ouida Corea were the parents of broadcaster Vernon Corea and Ambassador Ernest Corea. They ministered to so many people, including the poorest of the poor – The Rodiya Community – for 25 years when Canon Corea was Vicar of St.Luke’s Church Borella in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Canon Ivan Corea was Rural Dean of Colombo of the Church of Sri Lanka.

Hundreds of people attended St. Luke's Church Borella when Reverend Canon Ivan Corea was Vicar. St. Luke's had one of the largest church congregations in Sri Lanka from the 1940s-1950s.

Hundreds of people attended St. Luke’s Church Borella when Reverend Canon Ivan Corea was Vicar. St. Luke’s had one of the largest church congregations in Sri Lanka from the 1940s-1950s. Canon Corea’s two sons Vernon Corea, his wife Monica and Ernest Corea are standing on the second row immediatey behind their father – this picture was probarbly a farewell picture of the congregation in 1954 when Canon Corea moved to St. Paul’s Church Milagiriya.

A Portrait of Reverend Canon Ivan Corea, father to Vernon and Ernest hangs in the church hall of St.Luke's Church Borella.

A Portrait of Reverend Canon Ivan Corea, father to Vernon and Ernest hangs in the church hall of St.Luke’s Church Borella.

The Plaque in memory of Reverend Canon Ivan and  Ouida Corea near the altar at St. Luke's Church Borella.

The Plaque in memory of Reverend Canon Ivan and Ouida Corea near the altar at St. Luke’s Church Borella.

The entire church was designed by Reverend Canon Ivan Corea including these pillars in the church at St. Luke's Borella in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The entire church was designed by Reverend Canon Ivan Corea including these pillars in the church of St. Luke’s Borella in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Reverend Canon Ivan Corea's designs.

Reverend Canon Ivan Corea’s designs.

The amazing designs by Canon Ivan Corea inside St.Luke's Borella.

The amazing designs by Canon Ivan Corea inside St.Luke’s Borella.

The designs inside St.Luke's Borella.

The designs inside St.Luke’s Borella.

Virtually every part of St. Luke's Church Borella was designed by Vernon and Ernest's father Reverend Canon Ivan Corea.

Virtually every part of St. Luke’s Church Borella was designed by Vernon and Ernest’s father Reverend Canon Ivan Corea.

The windows of St.Luke's Church Borella were designed by Reverend Canon Ivan Corea.

The windows of St.Luke’s Church Borella were designed by Reverend Canon Ivan Corea.

The Pulpit at St.Luke's Church Borella - Canon Corea's sermons were always short and to the point.

The Pulpit at St.Luke’s Church Borella – Canon Corea’s sermons were always short and to the point.

The octagonal roof of St. Luke's Borella incorporated Sri Lankan architecture.

The octagonal roof of St. Luke’s Borella incorporated Sri Lankan architecture.

These photographs of St.Luke’s Church Borella were taken by Vernon Corea’s daughter Ouida Corea Wickramaratne and her husband Praveen Wickramaratne and family when they visited the church in August 2013.

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