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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Give your views on new gate design for historic Garrison Church

Designs for new iron gates to be installed at the historic St George’s Garrison Church in Woolwich will be on display at the Church for people to comment on, as part of plans to replace the current wooden gates at the west end of the Church and help stabilise and secure the Church for future generations.

Designs for new iron gates to be installed at the historic St George’s Garrison Church in Woolwich will be on display at the Church for people to comment on, as part of plans to replace the current wooden gates at the west end of the Church and help stabilise and secure the Church for future generations.

The Church, opposite the Royal Artillery Barracks on Grand Depot Road in Woolwich, is an important part of the Royal Borough‘s Greenwich’s local heritage. Although largely destroyed by a flying bomb in July 1944, the east end of the Church survived. It is this part which contains the beautiful Venetian mosaics commissioned for the Church at the end of the 19th century, and the Royal Artillery VC Memorial.

Through the fund-raising efforts of Heritage of London Trust Operations (Holtop) and a matched contribution from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a fine arched tensile roof has already been erected over the east end of the Church.  A memorial garden is located where the nave used to be, which has recently been re-planted.

The most pressing requirement for the enhancement of the Church is the erection of new gates at the west end of the Church to replace the large wooden doors presently in place. The Royal Borough of Greenwich succeeded in a bid to the LIBOR Fund for the cost of replacing the old wooden gates, and a working committee formed of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, a member of Holtop and a representative of the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust, which is now responsible for the building.

The plans and drawings for the new gate design will be available to see at the Church, with members of the team on hand to answer any questions before being submitted as a formal consultation later in the summer for approval.

Where: St George’s Garrison Church, 5 Mill Lane, Woolwich, London SE18 6XJ

When:

Monday 3 July, 12pm to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm
Tuesday 4 July, 12pm to 2pm
Wednesday 5 July, 12pm to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm 

Please come along and give us your views! The image for this news item is the proposed new gate design.

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