We'd love you to join us this Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus


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 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
New Alpha course starts on 24 Jan – your chance to ask the big questions about life and Christianity

A new course will be starting here on Tuesday evenings. Come and look at the big questions about life from… Read More

Townhill Park Christmas Party – 16 December 

​Friday 16 December 5.00 – 6.30pm Townhill Community Centre Come and join us for fruit punch, mince  pies, carol singing… Read More

A December letter from Pille-Riin

​Hello Church,  This is the start of my fourth month here at Ascension and I just wanted to thank  you… 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.