Roman Catholic Church of St Peter, Woolwich New Road, Woolwich SE18 - Greenwich

This church in the Gothic style was completed by AW Pugin in 1843. It is listed together with detached school buildings on the south side, completed a decade later by EW Pugin. The external masonry and roofing of the church, along with internal plastered ceilings, were repaired in 2017 with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The condition of the two-storey school buildings is poor; the upper hall is closed due to structural problems and falling plasterwork caused by roof leaks. The congregation is now seeking funding to repair the school buildings to bring them back into use.

Roman Catholic Church of St Peter, Woolwich New Road, Woolwich SE18 - Greenwich
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1212426
  • Local Planning Authority: Greenwich
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Peter
  • Street Name: Woolwich New Road
  • Postcode: SE18
  • Locality: Woolwich
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Greenwich
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Greenwich and Woolwich
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II

Contact Details

Ian Harper 020 7973 3786

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England