We’re hosting our annual Light Party on 31 October, and this year it’s JUNGLE themed! Aimed at kids, join us from 4.00-6.00pm as we have a lot of fun together with games, activities and refreshments. Come as your favourite jungle character…we want to see Tarzan’s, Jane’s, Safari guides as well as lions, tigers and the rest! Booking is available here and […]

Ascension Running Community leads free community running activities within our local community, to promote mental and physical health through running and walking together. We have a vacancy for a project co-ordinator Part time post, 8 hours per week, on a fixed term contract for 12 months Annual Salary £4,368 This exciting post calls for a Christian vocation with relevant qualifications […]

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 […]

This summer our art group is having another exhibition as part of Hampshire Open Studios We’re an amateur group and we like to share our love of water-based painting with visitors. You’ll find a spacious gallery surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows and pleasant riverside walks close by. There’s good disabled access and toilet facilities. Small car park or on street […]

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 […]

Bring a team of family or friends and a picnic to our Rocket Day on 25 July at Wilverley Plain, New Milton, BH25 3TZ. Design a rocket using our kit and instructions. Prizes for the rocket that launches the highest, furthest and for the most creative design. Don’t forget your picnic tea. It’s £5.00 per team for a kit including […]

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 […]