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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 – 16 September

If you're looking for a chance to meet with God, why not try our quiet day on Saturday 16 September?… Read more

Charity cream tea – 20 and 27 August

We're hosting another of our charity cream teas on Sunday 20 and Sunday 27 August at 2.30pm - 5.00pm in… Read more

Art Exhibition – 19 – 27 August

As part of Hampshire Open Studios, our art groups are exhibiting during August as part of Hampshire Open Studios We're… 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 curate at Ascension. I help lead services preach and run events.

Will Fairbairn

Hi, I’m Will. I’m curate at Ascension. 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.