• New – Kids Club!

    Got kids in year 3 to year 6 at school? Bring them on Wedensdays for fun games and crafts after school

  • Bring the kids to Light in the Night

    Our fun alternative to Hallowe'en - this year it's Captain Underpants themed!

  • Are you a student coming to Southampton for Uni?


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 – 25 November

Our next quiet day is taking place on Saturday 25 November at 10.00 am - 4.00 pm in the worship… Read more

Bring and share lunch – 19 November

We're going to be getting together for a bring and share lunch after the 10.45am service on Sunday 19 November.… Read more

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Clothes swap – 17 November

We'll be running a fun clothes swap event on Friday 17 November . Watch this space for further details. 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 a curate here at Ascension. I help lead services, preach and run events.

Will Fairbairn

Hi, I’m Will. I’m a curate here at Ascension. I help lead services, preach and run events.

Peter Goodall

Hi, I’m Peter. I’m an ordinand here, training to be a priest. I help lead services, small groups and social 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 a licensed lay minister here. I help lead services, run events and look after our healing prayer team.