The regulations have been relaxed and it is no longer necessary to wear a face covering in church, though you are of course welcome to do so if you wish, but coverings should be removed immediately before receiving Holy Communion and the Host should be consumed in front of the celebrant before moving. You may receive on the tongue or into the hand. Full congregational singing is permitted as is the sharing of the Peace, but please remain in your place and only exchange with those next to you. Communion will be offered in both kinds, but there is no obligation to receive from the Chalice if you would prefer not to. Intinction (dipping of the Host into the Chalice) is not permitted. Please continue to use hand sanitiser when you enter and spread yourselves around the available seats as we endeavour to keep everyone safe whilst returning to normality.
Children are welcome at The Ascension. There is a designated children’s area with toys, books and activities. This is an unsupervised area at the back of the church. A baby-change station is located in the disabled toilet at the back of the church.
Whilst children are most welcome at all services, our monthly Family Mass (held on the first Sunday of every month at 11am) provides a less formal style of worship and encourages children to actively participate in the liturgy.
Worshippers and visitors with disabilities are welcome at The Ascension. Both entrances to the church are wheelchair / mobility scooter friendly, however, if you require further assistance, please speak to our sidesmen on arrival. There is an accessible toilet at the back of the church and wheelchair ramps are available for access into the garden.
If you are unable to make it to the chancel step to receive the Sacrament, please let one of our sidesmen know and they will ensure that the Sacrament is brought to you in your seat during Communion.
Two unisex toilets, and one accessible toilet, are located at the back of the church. A baby-change station can be found in the accessible toilet.
Tea and coffee is served after the 11am Parish Mass each Sunday. Sherry is served after Evensong and Benediction (last Sunday of each month at 6pm)
Parking spaces can usually be found on Lyndhurst Road and Crofton Road. The church driveway is open to worshippers on Sunday mornings and in the evenings.