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.


Ali Mac - The Bird Returns!

New Date To Be Confirmed

Gig at St George's!

This event has been postponed because of the public health situation, the provisions of HM Government's 3 step plan and statutory Regulations all of which prevent a safe event taking place on 6th June - when we do stage the gig we are looking forward to a good time, dancing, food and drink, with ticketholders able to travel from across the country and stay overnight...

We cannot arrange a new date until it is sensible to do so and will update information in due course. If not by the Autumn the new date will best be in Spring / early Summer 2021 because the venue is in the open air and we don't wish to be cold!

No new date has been arranged - we have to stipulate a nominal date to keep the event live on the Eventbrite website so for now please ignore reference to Saturday 8th May 2021. The real new date will be notified.

Getting a refund - We can refund ticketholders if they wish; we would rather they keep the ticket(s) and see whether they can come to the new date when it is arranged.

Check for updates - We'll post information again when we have more news.

When the event does take place: Let's Party! Ali MacKenzie visited St George’s for a Decca photoshoot with R&B band The Birds. Ali now  makes a welcome return for a very special gig – one night only and a great set list – with his band: Richard Hudson  (Drums, - he was in Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, The Strawbs, Hudson Ford, The Monks...) Simon Bishop (Guitar – he was in Renaissance, and The Monks, and has played in Nashville sessions) and Bill Phillips (Bass).

This is an all advance ticket event. The number of tickets is limited so make sure you have yours…buy tickets at this link

EarlyBird tickets were £10 + booking fee available until 9th March 2020 and may be reinstated when a new date is arranged. After the Early Bird cut off date Standard Tickets will be £14 + fee and St George's Friends Discounted Tickets will be £12 + fee.

Expected start time 18.00 (doors open earlier, time to be confirmed) and end time 22.00 or so.

Conditions of Entry: For the preservation of this historic building and enjoyment of all the following Conditions apply to this event: We will all avoid: unlawful possession or behaviour, smoking, damage to St. George's, nuisance or annoyance to other persons present or nearby, Hazardous Material or environmental damage, bbq (authorised caterer apart), open fires or pyrotechnics, act inconsistent with St George's consecrated status, unauthorised sale or supply of food drink or merchandise.

For the "back story" see the item in our Past Events page "St George Rocks" at this link

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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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