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.


New interpretation sign installed

A new galvanised steel sign with comprehensive interpretation about the Church has been installed in front of the grounds.

Designed to reflect the columns and scale of the Church itself, the new interpretation sign has been constructed from galvanised steel and treated with anti-vandal varnish. Delicate patterns referencing the mosaics inside the Church and a statement about its new future 'Built in 1862 and now available for all to discover and enjoy' have been etched into the top surface. The panel describes the history of the Church, the HLF project to reinstate it to the community, the Royal Artillery history and connection, and its architecture and decoration. Sharing the magnificence of the Church with the local Woolwich communities and beyond is an integral part of the HLF project and marks a new future for the building. 

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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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