We want to know Jesus and make him known


We're the Anglican parish 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 does that mean?
Knowing Jesus...

We recognise that all we have comes from God and our relationship with him.

We want to grow our love of God by spending time with him in our worship services, and in prayer. We expect God to act in our world and to speak to us.

...and making him known

As we encounter Jesus, he calls us to go out into our community.

He wants us to work with Him in transforming, reconciling and restoring his world.

We strive to be a community that passionately, confidently and courageously shares our faith with others.

In the world

As part of our ministry, we run a healing prayer ministry, community art groups, and a toddler group. We open our buildings for community use and go into local schools.

We’re working with Christians in Townhill to run family events in the Townhill community.

We work with other local churches at key times of year, like Easter.

Latest news
Flower Guild coffee morning – 15 October

10.00am - 12noon in the Ascension Centre Please join us for our Flower Guild coffee morning. We'll be raising money… Read More

Parish Lunch – 9 October

12.15pm. In the Grace Hall. Please join us as we have lunch as a church community. We'll be having 2… Read More

Coffee morning and Bring and Buy sale – 28 September

10.00am to 12noon. In the Windows Cafe and the Grace Hall. All welcome, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. Read More

Meet our team
Ascension Southampton
Rev. Andy Smith

Hi, I'm Andy, I'm the vicar here. I lead the church, and lead services and events

Ascension Southampton
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.

Ascension Southampton
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.