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.

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St George's is on the A205 South Circular - Grand Depot Road in Woolwich, South East London (SE18)

The correct new post code is SE18 6BW but this has not yet been added to all on line maps. The postcode on some maps SE18 6XJ is not quite right, we are not in Mill Lane but between the A205 and Woolwich New Road, our entrance gates being in the West wall on the A205 South Circular.

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If you need a drop off point for a wheelchair user or details about accessibility, please email: tim@ttbarnes.com 

How to get here

St George's is a ten minute walk from Woolwich Arsenal DLR and mainland stations. Please see map and bus stop map downloads below.

By Bus
Buses 122, 161, 178, 244 and 469 stop a short distance from the Church at the "Gunner Lane" (stop F) Southbound in Woolwich New Road and "Gunner Lane" or better still "Naafi Messing Store" (stop D) Northbound on the South Circular A205. (The "Royal Garrison Church" bus stop is not near!). Please see download maps below.

By Rail / Tube / DLR to Woolwich Arsenal
Rail from London Bridge 23 mins

Jubilee Line to Canning Town - then DLR 12 mins

DLR from London City Airport 5 mins
DLR from Bank 27 mins

By foot
The entrance to St George's is opposite the Royal Artillery Barracks on the South Circular A205 between the junctions of Grand Depot Road and Woolwich New Road. A footpath with steps provides access from Woolwich New Road (free parking) to the entrance.

Car parking
Limited free parking is available behind St George's on Woolwich New Road, a one way street, approached from Grand Depot Road. Other on street parking is available within walking distance, and in Woolwich car parks (check opening/closing times). The postcode on some maps SE18 6XJ is not quite right, we are not in Mill Lane but between the A205 and Woolwich New Road.

Opening times

Subject to Public Health advice St George's is open every Sunday:

Currently normal Sunday hours with Social Distancing measures

Normally:

From 10.15 am to 1pm from the 1st October to end March 

From 10.15 am to 4pm from the 1st April to end September 

If you would like to visit on an alternative day or make special arrangements please contact: tim@ttbarnes.com 

We are also open on other days for Events. See our events for details of Services, Performances, Public and Private events.

Conditions of Entry

St GEORGE’S – WOOLWICH GARRISON CHURCH

General Conditions of Entry

Welcome to St George’s Garrison Church, run by Woolwich Garrison Church Trust (WGCT) a charitable Trust (registered in England #1168633).

For the preservation of this historic building for all to enjoy entry to St George’s (the Church) is subject to these conditions:

Those who enter must:

A Not do any deliberate act nor permit an omission which may reasonably be expected to endanger or cause damage to the Church

B Not touch or use the Altar without express permission from WGCT

C Not smoke in the Church or on its surrounding grounds

D Not do anything which is or may become a nuisance or annoyance to other persons present or to neighbouring occupiers

E Not act in any unlawful way

F Not bring to or use at the Church any Hazardous Material

G Not cause or knowingly allow any Environmental Damage at or to the Church

H Not use a barbeque without express permission from WGCT, nor use any open fire or pyrotechnics.

I  Not carry out any activity at the Church which is inconsistent with the status of the Church as consecrated land.

Other conditions may be imposed for specific events, or at any time for security or Public Health reasons.

When attending Events at St. George's photographs may be taken and kept as a record of the Event and may be published on our website and social media - if you do not wish to have published a photograph of you or someone for whom you are responsible (or to see a photograph relating to you) please email tim@ttbarnes.com

We are grateful for your kind cooperation.

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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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