Tim Barnes and Clive Lambert of the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust will give a talk this coming Saturday on the history and current efforts of the Trust to restore the Church to its former glory. The original church was built in the mid 1800s amid a public outcry following the Crimean War (1853-6) about the living conditions for soldiers- as a result, hospitals, new barracks, and garrison churches were built. In 1944 the church was hit by a flying bomb and irrevocably damaged.
From 1952 various schemes have been discussed as to how to repair the church. Then in 2008 further discussions led to a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake further repairs. These continue today. The church remains consecrated and holds four services in each year.
Please join us for a fascinating story about its history and restoration and a glimpse of the beautifully restored mosaics.