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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May round-up - news and events of the month

A lively start to the summer season at the Garrison

Grant from Greenwich Growth Fund success
We are delighted to have received a grant from the Greenwich Growth Fund to improve and re-fit the kitchen at the Church. We hope to get the work done as soon as possible. It will make a major difference and will make the Garrison Church an even more attractive venue for hiring for parties, weddings and receptions.

Visit by Judges - Tuesday 23rd May
We were delighted to host a reception for Judges from Woolwich Crown Court and for Jane Harrington, the Vice Chancellor of Greenwich University, on the evening of 23rd May at the Church. It was a perfect summer’s evening and they enjoyed a glass (or 2!) of Pimm’s and a talk about the history of the Church. They hope to return for another event during the summer.

Connect Session - Wednesday 24th May
It is excellent to see that the knowledge of our Wednesday afternoon play sessions is gaining added currency both within the Army family and the local community as the summer progresses. A glorious early summer afternoon helped! There were some 20 children enjoying the Garden, the toys, games and books provided as well as the refreshments. We tried to arrest the claims on the chocolate biscuits and cake by offering fruit as well. It proved a popular option!

Film Night - Saturday 27th May (Top Gun: Maverick)
Goodness it was cold! The moral is to come to our film nights really well wrapped up. For those who were warm it was a great evening. A large screen on the Chancel steps provided an excellent picture and the sound system was equally effective. One of those who attended wrote afterwards, “I just wanted to say thank you for a great night last night, albeit a little chilly. I had seen the film before but it’s such a good film, something extremely rare these days, that I still enjoyed it as much as the first viewing. I’m already looking forward to the next outdoor cinema night.” Hopefully more people will attend the next film night on Saturday 24th May, Children of Men (2006 | 15 | 1h49m), starring Clive Owen and Michael Caine. For tickets please click here.

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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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