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Patron

Patronage Board (Bishop/Vicar of Greenwich, St Alfege/CPAS/a TV)

Episcopal Area

Woolwich Episcopal Area

Deanery

Charlton Deanery

Archdeaconry

Lewisham and Greenwich Archdeaconry

Details of the Church

Built

1890-91

Architect

Newman & Newman

Listing

NL

St. George’s Church, consecrated in 1892, was built on a steeply sloping site with high, massively constructed timber pitched roof (17 metres from the floor of the church to the ridge), substantial buttressed brick walls with filler joist floors. There are small windows to the side aisle and clerestory windows to the main body of the church. Due to shortage of funds, the church was built in two halves, the first up to the 4th arch of the nave and completed when money became available. The Silvertown explosion in 1917 shook the church severely and it is recorded that the north arcade and east wall were affected. One pillar was broken and a wall stripped of plaster. During the Second World War the roof was lifted and returned four inches out of place. This was put right when war damage repairs were carried out in 1947-50.

The South London Church Fund and Southwark Diocese Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee (No. 236594).
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