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.


Wonderful Photos - Backdrop to “Black Victorians”

The upcoming GDIF performance here at St George's of "Black Victorians" - on 29th and 30th August - see EVENTS - was inspired by superb images curated and shown in Autograph’s Black Chronicles II. See these photos in "London Stereoscopic Co" and "Carte de Visites" on line at

The people in these old images came to England in the context of those days as visitors or to stay and develop or establish communities including many from countries now in the Commonwealth for example India, South Africa, Canada, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, and provide a link to our Commonwealth Garden Project - see our ABOUT section..

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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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