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.

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Commonwealth Day 2021

It is Commonwealth Day – in the Royal Borough of Greenwich we have communities with links to many of the 54 Commonwealth countries and today we celebrate the shared twin values of diversity and togetherness.

The focus this year is Delivering a Common Future – Connecting, Innovating, Transforming. St. George’s is putting this focus into action and taking a lead with the launch of our Commonwealth and Gurkha Memorial Garden Project – devoted to thanksgiving, reflection, education and our environment. We recognise the vital contribution of Commonwealth countries and their peoples in past conflicts and in our current economy and culture. See further details on this website

https://www.stgeorgeswoolwich.org/about/commonwealth-garden-project

and in future announcements.

For messages about Commonwealth Day from Her Majesty The Queen and from Patricia Scotland Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, go to the Commonwealth website

https://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealth-day

and

#CommonwealthDay

It is also International Women’s Day - we take this opportunity to thank our women trustees, volunteers and supporters.

See also #SheLeadsTheWay

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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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