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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The Chestnut Troop Visit

The Chestnut Troop - the A Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery - were in Woolwich visiting from their Wiltshire base.

The Chestnut Troop - the A Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery - was raised in Woolwich in 1793 and featured at the Battle of Waterloo where its name was coined by the Duke of Wellington referring to the Troop's horses which were all Chestnut in coat colour. The Troop has been an important unit ever since its foundation and we welcomed members of the current Troop who were in Woolwich visiting from their Wiltshire.base.

Our Chair Tim gave a history of St George's and then a service of celebration was held led by the Chaplain,1st Regiment RHA. Hymns were sung by everyone unaccompanied and in fine voice! Readings, Thanks and prayers were said.

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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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