We're visiting Uganda to help with setting up a community-led project to keep girls in school


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.

Monday 7:30pm – An informal time of free flow music and worship.

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.



Explore faith

If you’ve got questions about life, faith and everything else in between, our Alpha course is for you. Starting on 24 January, it’s an 11 week course with each talk looking at a different question around faith, designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome.

Stop the Traffik GIFT Box installation
Volunteers wanted for anti-modern slavery event

We're working with Stop the Traffik: Southampton and Test Valley Group on a project to raise awareness of modern slavery… Read more

Daffodils by Katherine McCormack
Easter quiet day – 25 March

We're hosting an Easter quiet day in the worship space on 25 March, from 10.00am to 4.00pm on the theme… Read more

Church members to visit Ugandan link parish

On 26 February, seven church members will travel to visit our link parish in Naminage, Uganda. They will be working… 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.