Bombed during World War II, St George’s Garrison Church survives as an evocative ruin with recently conserved mosaics, and a modern canopy roof, now available for all to enjoy.

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Heritage of London Trust Operations

St George's is owned by the Heritage of London Trust Operations (HOLTOP), a building preservation trust, that exists to find viable new uses for London's heritage at risk. HOLTOP has been involved with St George's since 2008. In 2011 ownership was transferred to the Trust from Defence Estates, allowing the Trust to raise funds from charitable bodies to cover the cost of a project, developed to secure the future of the site and make it more accessible to the public. The project attracted a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, as well as match funding from a variety of sources. 

HOLTOP: an active building preservation trust

HOLTOP was founded in 1992 with the active encouragement of the London Division of English Heritage, now Historic England. It is a registered charity and an active Building Preservation Trust. It works with Historic England and local authorities across Greater London to find sustainable and meaningful new uses for London's Heritage at Risk. It is delighted to be working with the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust. 

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St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich, with its modern canopy roof and stunning mosaics, is both an evocative ruin and a contemporary space. Designed by Thomas H Wyatt in an Italian-Romanesque style, the Church was built between 1862-63 to serve the Royal Artillery in Woolwich. Today it is run by a local group, the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust who are committed to making it available for all to visit and enjoy. Directly opposite the Barracks in Woolwich, South East London, come and enjoy its beauty and peaceful garden.

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