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 Memorial Garden Plans

Plans for our Commonwealth Memorial Garden are moving forward.

The Trust has submitted an application to the Greener City Fund Community Green Space Grants, for Phase 1 works for the Commonwealth Memorial Garden.This will involve the landscaping of the land to the north east of the Church bordering Woolwich New Road, the creation of an African Meadow and the construction of a stage with raked stone seating. There will be planting of new trees around the perimeter. The recent fall of a large beech tree has opened up light into this section and will allow for 8 semi-mature trees to be planted. The site of the garden is heavily impacted by issues of air quality from the South Circular Road. The project will replicate the Council’s Pocket Park initiative and make the area a good place to walk, meet, play and relax. The attached drawing shows in more detail the precise specification of the design.

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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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