Until 1886, Bambalapitiya was a substation of St. Philip Neri’s Church in Pettah. Saint Mary’s Church, Bambalapitiya, Colombo district, Sri Lanka is one of the old parishes in the archdiocese of Colombo. The building is about a century old. The foundation stone of St. Mary’s Church, Bambalapitiya, Sri Lanka was laid by Archbishop Anthony Coudert, OMI on 12 July 1908. The church was ready for services in 1912, and was completed by 1917, and was blessed by Archbishop Coudert. The library and the bookstall were added in 1927. You can see these two dates, 1917 and 1927 inscribed on the left and right side of the church. There is a historic and miraculous Lady of Livramento statue in the Church.