Readings for the month

Sunday 27 January Psalm 25 John 8:12-20
Sunday 3 February Psalm 26 John 10:1-10
Sunday 10 February Psalm 27 John 10:11-18
Sunday 17 February Psalm 28 John 11:17-27
Sunday 24 February Psalm 29 John 14:1-11

Rev Richard Rukundo

We are pleased to welcome Reverend Richard Rukundo, Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator, Church of Uganda to Southampton and to Ascension specifically. He will be here from 30 January for 10 days as part of a wider visit he is making to the UK.

Richard will be taking part in or observing many of our activities and making the most of the opportunity to train and equip members the Ascension team who will be visiting Uganda. Whilst there they will be linking with him to assist in the work that he does in Schools, working with both pupils and staff in Busoga, Naminage.

Quiet Day

Our next quiet day is on Saturday 9 March, 10.00am-4.00pm – all welcome, for a relaxed time of prayer, silence, reflection, art, books, meditation. Enjoy some peace, quiet and reflection time. Donations to cover materials and lunch (approx.. £15). Contact Jenny Hewett for more information.


Our Alpha course started on 22 January. It’s still not too late to join in on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.15pm. Come and look at the big questions about life from a Christian perspective and explore what it means to be a Christian. More information on Alpha and an opportunity to sign up here, or contact, Will Fairbairn, our curate.

Christians in Sport

On Friday 18 January, Ascension hosted the Christians in Sport Clubhouse South Coast event. Around 20 sportsmen and women gathered in the main worship space for an evening of training, envisioning and being equipped to live and speak for Jesus in their sport world. Everyone appreciated the opportunity to gather together to encourage one another to live out their faith in their club, sport or team. A fantastic time was had by all!