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.


Planned Works for Church

Read on for information regarding the planned works for the Garrison Church - Roof Clean, Memorial Garden Flower Beds, and New Doors.

Planned Work for the Garrison Church:

The Trust has organised a comprehensive cleaning of the arched roof at the east end of the Church by APT Solutions, a specialist cleaning company whose personnel were responsible for erecting the roof. This operation involves the cleaning of the fabric on both the inside and the outside, the cleaning of the steel struts and beams of pigeon droppings and the pressure cleaning of the wooden arches by which the roof is secured. We have also decided to pay a further (not inconsiderable) sum for anti pigeon deterrents to be incorporated on all the steel work. This will remove the weekly need to remove droppings from the east end of the Church.

In the week commencing the 17th April, the Trust has organised an extensive digging over, mulching, and replanting of the two flower beds on either side of the Memorial Garden. This should enhance the beauty and tranquillity of the Church at the same time we are proposing the acquire two teak benches and to plant two upright Yew-Trees at the entrance to the Church.

There has been a substantial response to the notification in the RIBA publications for designs for the new and reinforced doors at the west end of the Church. Over 30 expressions of interest have been received. A working party consisting of a representative from the Trust, from HOLTOP, and from RBG will make the decision as to the winning application and the work should be completed in time for the Remembrance Day Service in November.

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St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich, with its modern canopy roof and stunning mosaics, survives as an evocative ruin. 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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