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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Lee Rigby 10th Anniversary Memorial, 21st May 2023

The Commemoration Service for Fusilier Lee Rigby took place at the Garrison on the morning of May 21st 2023, the day before the 10th Anniversary of his death.

It was a well-attended service bringing together representatives of the Army currently based at Woolwich as well as from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, one of whom read moving tributes to Lee Rigby. There was also a large turn-out from both the Army and RAF Cadets.

The Leader of the Council and the Mayor laid wreaths at the end of the Service, as did the splendidly attired local Pearly King and Queen, on behalf of the Ride of Respect. A senior office of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers laid the first wreath.

A memorable sermon was preached by the Bishop of Woolwich and the Last Post and Revile played by 2 buglers of the Fusiliers Association. At the end of the Service all present went to the front of the Church to watch the Ride of Respect bikers tribute. This year there were over 2,000 bikers taking part.

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Fusilier cadets with Mayor Leo Fletcher and Council Leader Anthony Okereke

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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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