Welcome to the Church of The Ascension

The Church of The Ascension has been serving God and his people in the North End of Portsmouth for over 100 years.

We very much hope that you will visit us and join in the offering of worship.

Click here to view our Visitor Information.

Services and events for this week:

SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBERAdvent Sunday
7am Eritrean Orthodox Liturgy in private at The Ascension
11am Mass in private at The Ascension
during which the church will be open for private prayer.

Monday 30th November – S. Andrew the Apostle
No Mass

Tuesday 1st December
No Mass

Wednesday 2nd December
11.30am Low Mass (BCP) at St Saviour

Thursday 3rd December – S. Francis Xavier
5.15pm Junior Choir Practice at The Ascension
6pm Evensong at The Ascension
6.30pm Low Mass at The Ascension

Friday 4th December – S. John Damascene
No Mass

Saturday 5th November
No Mass

NEXT SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBERThe Second Sunday of Advent
7am Eritrean Orthodox Liturgy at The Ascension
9.30am Parish Mass at St Saviour
11am Family Mass at The Ascension
6pm Advent Procession at The Ascension


Monthly Newsletter
To view the December 2020 Newsletter, click here.

Junior Choir
Our Junior Choir is up and running for infant and junior school-aged children. We meet for Choir Practice each Thursday from 5.15 to 5.55pm and sing at the Family Mass on the first Sunday of the month. Please visit the Junior Choir page for more information. New members always welcome.

For information regarding upcoming events, please visit our events page.

To view the 2020 Social Diary, click here.

Wednesday 11th November 2020 marked the 102nd Anniversary of the end of the First World War. We commemorated those who gave their lives for us with a short Act of Remembrance on Sunday 8th November.

A selection of photos from the event can be viewed here.

Small Remembrance Crosses in the Garden of Remembrance, Church of the Ascension

Society of Mary News
View the Society of Mary diary for 2020 here.

October Devotion
On Saturday 19th October we held the Society of Mary Devotion at The Ascension. To see some photos from the day, click here.

Pilgrimage to Walsingham
Between 15th and 19th July, we were on the annual Society of Mary (Portsmouth) Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Click here to view some photos from the week.

Ascension Portsea. October 2019