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.

A January message from Marc

Marc writes... Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are feeling ready for… Read more

Lunch together – 14 Jan

This Sunday, we'll be eating lunch together after the 10.45am service. Bring your packed lunch or pop to the shops… Read more

New sermon series – Roots

Will, one of our curates, writes: As we embark as a church on reading the bible in one year, we… 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.