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 […]

We’ve recently started our in person services, and have seen lots of new faces too – we love the fact God is growing our church family! Here’s some news for this month as we look ahead to Pentecost and the month of May Youth Alpha We couldn’t be more excited that we are running our first Youth Alpha – a […]

March News Returning to Church in Person Following the recent announcements, the staff team has agreed that it is safe and sensible to take steps towards reopening our church building. As we’ve been looking at how to do this, we have been aware that the Church of England does not permit children’s work or youth activities on a Sunday morning. […]

Lent Very soon we will enter the season of Lent, where we remember Jesus’s time in the wilderness, before we celebrate Easter. As Jesus went into the wilderness full of the Holy Spirit, it can reminded us to look at our own faith journey. This year, we’re partnering with the Church of England’s #LiveLent which encourages us to immerse ourselves […]

Parenting course In partnership with Parenting For Faith, Jo will be running an 8-week parenting course for any parent looking to be equipped and resourced to raise faith-filled kids. Starting on the 22nd February, it will run on Monday nights at 7.30pm, and will be held on Zoom. It will be an opportunity to learn and be equipped with new […]