New Wine – United, Week A, 23-28 July 2022 For many years, we’ve been going to New Wine, a week away for anyone who wants to encounter Jesus deeply as we immerse ourselves in worship, teaching and community It’s a week of camping with others in our church, alongside impactful teaching, worship, Holy Spirit ministry, community, connection, and transformational encounters […]

If you’ve joined Ascension in the last 12 months, we’d love to get to know you better. We’re hosting a lunch after the 10.45 service on 6 February which you (and your family) are invited to! Come and join us for delicious food as we get to know one another. Please sign up via this link, letting us know of […]

An update from us about our services for the New Year – we are planning to meet in person for our Sunday services. To help protect one another we will continue with sanitising our hands upon entry, wearing face coverings unless exempt, and keeping air flowing through the building. Chairs will be spaced to allow for more social distancing. We will […]

After the tragic news of the death of 15 year old Marcel, we will be opening the church building from 3-5pm today and tomorrow, the 10th and 11th November. The church building is open to anyone who has been affected, with opportunities to light candles, talk with someone, pray, reflect, write or draw Our prayers and thoughts are with all […]

We hope you’ve been enjoying the warm weather recently – whether appreciating it from the cool indoors or down at the beach! We’ve got some news we’d love to share with you, which includes changing COVID-19 guidance. COVID-19 Update As you may be aware, government guidance is changing on Monday 19 July and many COVID-19 restrictions being removed. Our plan […]

What’s happening to Sunday services after the 19 July? On 19 July the government is set to unlock the last stage of the ‘road map’ out of lock down. The next Sunday following this will be the 25 July. We are keen to make everyone feel comfortable and safe, whilst allowing the unlocking to take place. We will not be […]

Baptisms We love that many of our church family want to affirm their faith in Jesus publicly and be baptised! On July 11th at the 10.45 service we will be having baptisms, and afterwards we will be celebrating with a (bring your own) picnic in the park (in groups of 30)! The service on the 11th July will be a booked […]

On Sunday 18 July at 4.00pm, we will be holding a service of thanksgiving and lament. During the past year, many of us have lost something, whether freedom, community or loved ones. This service will be a time to reflect, lament, grieve, and yet thank God for the lives of those we have lost. It will begin at 4pm with […]

We have some exciting news! We are absolutely delighted to announce that Rev Simon Robertson will be appointed the new vicar of our church, Ascension, Bitterne Park Parish. Simon is currently the associate minister at St Mary’s Andover, and will be moving with his wife Sandy and daughter Chloe. His licensing will occur during the autumn. We are thankful for […]

Here’s some mid-May news for us all as we approach the next few weeks, with some exciting bits too! APCM This Sunday (23rd May), after the 10.45 service we are holding our annual church meeting, where we have a chance to hear about all the things God has done within our community in the last year. It will start after […]