Watch the Rugby World Cup at ours – Saturday 2 November from 8.00am

To celebrate England getting to the final, we’re going to showing the big match on our big screen. Come join us from 8.00am when we’ll have bacon and egg baps, coffee, tea and orange juice for sale for all you hungry fans.  There will be some comfy sofas as well as our normal seating, but feel free to bring your own bean bags or similar.

New youth groups

ASCY starts Thursday 7 November, 6.30 – 8.00 pm, usually in the youth space, during term time only for school years 6 – 9.  It’s going to be a time to explore Christian faith more deeply and grow in your identity and relationship with God, with faith-based activities and monthly socials.  The first meeting will be a social at Jo’s house, with a bonfire, sparklers, hotdogs and marshmallows. Contact Jo Szedlak for more details and location.

SCOOCH starts Tuesday 12 November, 3.00 – 4.45 pm in the youth space, duringterm time only, for school years 7 – 11. It’s going to be a youth drop in with hot chocolate, Xbox, table tennis and football, and space to chill out with friends and talk. Contact Lauren and Jo.

Love running? Join the Ascension Runners on Monday evenings for a community social #RunAndTalk with a mental health focus. If you’re aged 16+ and able to comfortably run 5km+ contact, we’d love to see you.

Southampton City Mission (SCM) are looking for more Trustees

SCM are a Christian charity seeking to serve the whole Church as it serves our city. Their main function is running the Basics Banks across the city and supporting the teaching of Christianity in schools. Do you have a passion for serving these areas? Trustees are responsible for the overall charity’s governance and future direction. If you would like more information please contact the Office.

Blaze Night – Saturday 16 November at 6.00pm

We love to get together as a church family to celebrate who God is. So we’re warmly inviting you to join us for a mini festival at ours on 16 November. Wrap up warm for an evening of fire pits, fun challenges, live music, hot dogs and hot chocolates in our car-park. Book your free ticket online now.

The Cafe will be closed for refurbishment until the new year – see you all there then!

Thank you!

Barbara and Suzanne would like to thank all who attended the Macmillan Coffee Morning. The total raised was a staggering £1169.03!!

Joan Dunnings: a message from Diana and Michael: “We wish to thank everyone for all the love, support and prayers that kept us going following Joan’s passing. Special thanks to Jenny, Andy and Will for the wonderful service. Joan was a special lady who will always be in our hearts.”

Looking ahead

Baked Potato Sunday  – Sunday 1 December after the 10.45 service

All welcome to stay for lunch on Sunday 1 December. Bring a potato to the kitchen to go in the oven before the 10.45 service, and some fillings for everyone to share. Need more info? Contact Will or Ruth

Christmas wreath making – Monday 2 December at 7.30pm, We’ll be creating a festive atmosphere with background music and mulled wine whilst you create your masterpiece. Tuition, wreath base, wire, accessories, and refreshments included. £7.50. If possible, please bring greenery from your garden and any decorations you’d like to use, like baubles or ribbons. Any queries or more information contact Jo Szedlak. Please book by 18 November : www.ascensionsouthampton.co.uk/wreath