Church of the Ascension


We are a church where people who want to get involved can. We believe our faith leads us to get involved with the community around us and with issues in the wider world. This is why you will see a number of people heavily involved on the two large council estates in our parish – Heathside and Lethbridge in Lewisham. And is why you will see us asking for donations to support a wide variety of projects and organisations overseas.





We are also part of a ‘team’ – where we have joined forces with two other churches in Deptford to focus on how best we can serve the local areas. So now we are officially linked with Holy Trinity on Bennett Grove. We have an historical building, an ancient faith but we are not stuck in the past. We like to think of ourselves as outward looking and inclusive and our faith draws upon centuries of wisdom and practice.

  Church is not just about the bricks and the windows – or even about Sundays – but it is a community that seeks to live out one simple aim – to love God and to love our neighbour.

Why don't you join us?






1st Blackheath International Chamber Music Festival

Last week the Ascension filled with the sound of world-class musicians at the

Chamber Music Festival. If you missed it, or want to be reminded of the

marvellous event, click this link for a short video.


Amnesty International Book Sale
On 21 June the Amnesty International Book Sale was held at The Ascension. 
It was the 40th year of the Book Sale and a film crew where there to capture
the event. For those interested in the 'bottom line' the sale raised an
impressive £8,124 for the important work of Amnesty International.

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3 August - All Age Service
at 10:30am

3 September - Induction
Peter Farley-Moore's induction as Team Rector
of the Ravensbourne Team Ministry
at St John's, Deptford