Welcome

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.

News
Charity cream tea – 6 May

We're hosting another of our charity cream teas on  Saturday 6 May at 2.00pm in the cafe. It's in aid… Read more

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Just Consuming – Week 5 of the Lent 2017 challenge

Bex from the mission house team writes: I don’t know about you, but I get through a ridiculous amount of… Read more

Burn 24/7 worship night – 6 April

The Burn 24/7 team will be running a worship night at the Ascension Centre from 7.30pm to 10.30pm on Thursday… 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 priest. I’m on placement here. I help lead services and run events.

Will Fairbairn

Hi, I’m Will. I’m an ordinand, meaning I’m training to be a priest. I’m on placement here. I help lead services 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.