• New – Kids Club!

    Got kids in year 3 or 4 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.

Light in the Night Party – 31 October

We're excited to be hosting another of our Light in the Night parties for families on 31 October from 4… Read more

Credit: Compassion
Compassion Sunday – 17 September

On Sunday 17 September, we will be hosting Compassion Sunday, where we look at the great work Compassion are doing,… Read more

New CEMES students start their placement

We're excited to welcome our new CEMES intern, David, to Ascension. He's part of a team of interns based at… 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 the licensed lay minister here. I help lead services, run events and look after our healing prayer team.