The damage from the bombing was serious enough that interior properties such as plaques, furniture and memorials were looted. It was reported that a total of 24 life-sized marble figures were damaged during the heavy looting. Mr. Victor Lumberg, who was then the Lay Reader, rescued the church records and various other articles. He took them to the Parsonage, which is now called the Vicarage. After the bombing, service ceased for 7 years and was temporarily transferred to the Mission House and then to the Wesley Church in Burmah Road until 1948. After the fall of the Japanese Empire, Sunday church services at the Saint George’s Church resumed. It was said that it was the only church to be attacked during the Japanese occupation.
On the 8th of December, 1941, during World War II, Saint George’s Church was hit by bombs dropped by the Japanese army. A total of 6 explosives were dropped onto church compound, but only 1 was ever recorded. The building stood through the attack, but the roof and a portion of the walls collapsed. Most of the porch and columns were intact. Through the years 1941 to 1948, the church remained without a roof