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

Conservation > Phase II Conservation Work

Phase II Conservation Work

A second phase of conservation works has been completed. The scope of the work was based on the results of a survey funded and commissioned by Historic England in Summer 2015, in order to secure outstanding areas of the fragile fabric- largely the decorative fittings and features in the east end. HOLTOP led the work on behalf of the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust, working in partnership with Historic England, together with ecclesiastical and conservation architects Thomas Ford & Partners and the Project team detailed below, with funding from our Project Funders listed below.

All stages of the work were overseen and managed by HOLTOP on behalf of the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust.

We are grateful to our Project Funders:

Historic England, The Mercers' Company, Architectural Heritage Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, War Memorials Trust, The Ironmongers' Company, The Royal Artillery Charitable Fund, The Pilgrim Trust, Grocers' Company, Allchurches Trust.

We are grateful to HOLTOP and to the following team who worked on the Project:

Project Architects: Elizabeth Smith, Bruno Bernardo and Raymond Higgens, Purcell

Quantity Surveyors: Chris Goucher, Greenwoods

Structural Engineers: Fred Nyberg and Lloyd Kershaw, Alan Baxter Associates

Main Contractor: David Carrington, Skillingtons Workshop


Second phase conservation works

To ensure the survival of decorative features in the east end of the church work has been completed
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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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