October News

The Big Church Clean

This Saturday 30th September we would love your help! We are planning on giving our amazing building a bit of a spruce up. Come anytime between 10am-1pm, bring some gloves and cleaning supplies and get stuck in! If you have any specialist cleaning tools (jet washers, floor cleaners etc) then please do bring them along if you can. There will be bacon rolls, coffee and biscuits to keep us going. 

Lorna’s Ordination & Bring and Share Lunch

On Sunday 8th October Lorna will be ordained a priest here at Ascension! This special ordination service will take place at 10am and will replace our usual two morning services (so there will be no 9am or 10:45am service on that day). We would love to invite you all to join us. There will be children’s groups during the service and we will enjoy refreshments and a bring and share lunch together afterwards. If you are planning to join us for lunch, please let us know what you are planning to bring using this link or via the office.

Quiz & Chips

We are looking forward to another fun quiz night on Tuesday 10th October, 7-9pm.  This year it will look a little different as our youth will be running the event and will be raising money for World Vision. Please book your tickets online here (£10 adults, £5 child/youth which includes fish, sausage or vegetarian sausage with chips) or via the events page on our website. Teams will be made on the night so you can bring friends with you or come alone and join in with others. We would love as many of you to come as possible to support our youth in their fundraising efforts.


Our next Alpha course will be starting on Wednesday 11th October for 8 weeks.  Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Please contact Charlie (charlie@ascensionsouthampton.co.uk) for more information and sign up here.

Community Hub – Townhill Park

We are really excited to have been given the opportunity to lease the Old Housing Office in Townhill Park to create a community hub with a drop-in for coffee/signposting in the area. However, the space needs a lot of work! We would love to get a team of volunteers together to clean (Thursday 5th October 10am-3pm) and paint (Saturday 14th October 10am-4pm) the space. We’re also looking for DIY skills, small tables, nice mugs and lots of prayers! Please get in contact with Siara for more info on how you can support this exciting project on 07484617871 or  siara@ascensionsouthampton.co.uk

Prayer Walks

We would love to start doing regular prayer walks around our parish with a particular focus on our schools, businesses, churches and local community. Our first Prayer Walk will be on Sunday 29th October from 7-8:30pm with a focus on praying for the upcoming Light Party at Ascension. We will meet at the church, from there we will be walking around the parish in groups of 3-4 welcoming the Holy Spirit into our local areas. There will also be an option for anyone who wishes to pray, but is not able to do the walk, to stay at church and pray instead.

Light in the Night Party

This year we have an ocean-themed party planned for Tuesday 31st October (4-6pm) so get planning your costumes – anything goes from starfish to sharks and pirates to parrot fish. Come along (with parents/guardians) for food and games and lots of fun for children and families.  Please book via events page on our website. If you’re able to help out on the night—please get in touch with jo@ascensionsouthampton.co.uk

Finally, please do join us this month as we focus our prayers on the students in our area, both those that are returning after the Summer and those who are new to the area. If you are a student then please do chat with Lorna (lorna@ascensionsouthampton.co.uk) who can let you know what’s happening here at Ascension for students.
God bless,

The Ascension Team.


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