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.

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Christmas Carol Concert

Sunday 18th December, 1.30pm

Our Service of 9 Lessons and 9 Carols took place on 18th December, one of the coldest and wettest afternoons in the month. But it was still a happy occasion and well supported by local people, as well as family and friends of Trustees. All the chairs were moved to the Chancel under cover of the tensile roof at the East End of the Church which gave us some protection. Mulled wine and mince pies also provided valuable protection against the elements.

The Readers ranged from representatives of the Gurkha community, and a member of the RAF Cadets to a trustee of the Garrison Church and someone who had been married there. There were 4 soloists and a keyboard player provided by Woolwich Opera Works with whom the Church has had a good relationship, and with whom we hope to organise some musical events in 2023. Lynda Nwadubike, a post graduate singing student at Trinity College of Music gave a beautiful rendering of Silent Night. But perhaps the highlight was a performance by the Air Cadets Band, giving a splendid medley of well-known tunes culminating with Jingle Bells.

Many thanks to all who helped to organise the event and to those who attended.

Happy Christmas and wishing all the very best for 2023.

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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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