Service of Thanksgiving and Lament On Sunday 18th July at 4pm, 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 […]

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. […]

February news from Ascension Running Community

Ascension Running Community started in September 2019, after a local beginner running course which grew a wonderful, friendly and supportive group who enjoyed running together and didn’t want to stop! Together we recognised the huge benefits that running can have on our mental health and wellbeing and set up a weekly #RunAndTalk activity (connected with England Athletics and mental health […]

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 […]

Already we are a few weeks into 2021 and although the start of this year may not have been all we had hoped for we have a few exciting updates of events coming up and news from the church We’ve got a church social on Saturday 30th January, which is a ‘Pick & Mix’ event where there are lots of […]

January Update Over the past few days, we have been following the situation regarding COVID-19 very carefully. As we are sure many of you are aware, cases are rising at an alarming rate, and much of the country is now under the Tier 4 stay at home restrictions. Under current guidance, communal worship is still permitted by the Government. However, […]