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Ascension is a growing outward looking Anglican Church in Bitterne Park Southampton. We want to know Jesus and make him known in our local community. We'd like to get to know you too.

What do we do?
Worship services

​We meet together throughout the week to worship God.

Sunday 9:00am – A more traditional reflective communion service.

Sunday 10:30 am – An informal worship service.

Wednesday 9:30am – A spoken reflective service of Holy Communion.

Small groups

It’s not just about Sunday worship.

We think regularly meeting together during the week in small groups to pray, study the bible and socialise together is an important part of being a Christian.



Uganda project

We recently sent a team to Uganda to help with setting up a community led social enterprise project to help keep girls in school by making sanitary towels.

Quiet day – 24 June

If you're looking for a chance to meet with God, why not try our quiet day on Saturday 24 June?… Read more

Lecture: Theology of Ageing – 20 June

On Tuesday 20 June Rev. Rob Merchant from St Mellitus is giving a free live lecture as part of our theology… Read more

Service of Remembrance – 11 June

Please join us for a service of thanksgiving and remembrance for those who you have known and loved, who have… Read more

Meet the team
Rev. Andy Smith

Hi, I’m Andy, I’m the vicar here. I lead the church, and lead services and events.

Nicky Smith

Hi, I’m Nicky. I’m an ordinand, meaning I’m training to be a vicar. I help lead services preach and run events.

Will Fairbairn

Hi, I’m Will. I’m an ordinand, meaning I’m training to be a vicar. I help lead services, preach and run events.

Ruth Hills

Hi, I’m Ruth. I’m the Community Outreach Worker. I run events and social groups and aim to help people get to know Jesus.

Jenny Hewett

Hi, I’m Jenny. I’m the licensed lay minister here. I help lead services, run events and look after our healing prayer team.

Isobel White

Hi, I’m Isobel. I’m the parish administrator. I run the parish office, and manage our room hire.