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Mug, Woolwich Garrison Church, SE18

Mug, Woolwich Garrison Church, SE18

A large hand-built stoneware mug with my hand drawn image applied. Designed for holding cupped in two hands, whilst celebrating the beauty and historical significance of this local military landmark and peaceful garden.

St George's Garrison Church is a ruin of the church built in 1862 for the Woolwich Royal Artillery garrison, facing the parade ground of the Royal Artillery Barracks & founded by Sidney Herbert [see also The Lord Herbert & Royal Artillery Barracks mugs].

The church was hit by a V1 flying bomb in 1944 but the ruin is restored with a canopy roof, and the polychromatic brickwork and Byzantine inspired mosaic fragments can still be seen around what was left of the nave. A delightful enclosed walled memorial garden is laid out where the aisles were. You can visit on Sundays, check their website for openings.

Mosaics in the chancel show ancient Christian symbols such as vines with grapes, a peacock and a phoenix rising from the flames. The largest mosaic shows Saint George and the Dragon in the apse, part of a memorial to Royal Artillery men who had received the Victoria Cross.

More here:,_Woolwich


10cm diameter, 8cm tall.
Mug is dishwasher safe.