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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Greenwich Youth Theatre Perform at St George’s

On Sunday 10th July 2016 - Greenwich Youth Theatre, based at the Tramshed Theatre in Woolwich performed at St George's Church.

Over 120 visitors and performers attended the Church on the afternoon of Sunday 10th July to support an event organised by the Greenwich Youth Theatre, based at the Tramshed Theatre in Woolwich and co-ordinated by Fiona Alison. It was a fine sunny afternoon and it was good to see the Church so well filled by local people enjoying themselves.

There were 5 acts. Firstly  Bones,  an enthusiastic local singer connected with the Caribbean Social Forum, performed songs and a dance routine with his partner. Then we had Namlo, a Napalese band fronted by Ganga Thapa and drawn from the large Nepalese community in Woolwich. After that we had Stepz a local youth dance group and GLYPT’s 14+ Youth Theatre who had written and staged a performance based on the history of the Garrison Church. The performance ended with the local Bella Voce Social Choir.

Fiona wrote after the event, “ I hope the event is the beginning of many local events at the garrison - it is such a beautiful site.”

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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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