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.


Holocaust Memorial Day

Monday 27th January 2020

St George's was represented at this Service.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marked 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp and the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia. In addition to remembering the millions of victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution, Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity to remember the victims of the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur.
The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘Stand Together’. It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours and speaking out against oppression.The event was free and open to all Royal Greenwich residents and included a range of readings and contributions by pupils from local schools.

Holocaust Remembrance Candles
Faith Leaders light the memorial candles 1
Faith Leaders light the memorial candles 2
Faith Leaders light the memorial candles 3
Rev Cantor Rome sings
The lit memorial candles

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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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