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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Remembrance Service, Sunday 13th November 2022

The Service held on 13 November was well attended by military and non-military members of the congregation, about 100 in all. Adam Scott conducted the Service for us with his customary and popular blend of the formal and informal. All 3 of the military units at Woolwich; the King's Troop, the Royal Artillery and the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment were in attendance and laid wreaths. Representatives of the Boys Brigade acted as our buglers with a rendering of the Reveille and Last Post Readings were given by Captain Povey of the Royal Artillery and Jeremy James Director of the local Tramshed Theatre and one of our trustees.

As usual we recalled one name from the VC Memorial and one from the local memorial; with a tribute to their lives and courage. This year we featured Lee Rigby from the local memorial and it was particularly gratifying to have with us members of Lee’s family, who laid a wreath in his memory. Familiar hymns like O God our Help in Ages Past, Amazing Grace and Fight the Good Fight added to the atmosphere. The 2 minutes silence was observed and the collects for the Royal Artillery and the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment were read.

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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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