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?






Get your Hankies ready...
Heston and Lydia are leaving us in January! Heston and
Lydia are moving to Leeds where Heston will be working
in the Church of All Hallows, Leeds. Their final service is
on Sunday 25th January at 10.30 a.m. at St. John's Church.
There will be no service at the Ascension that Sunday as
we will all go to St. John's to wish them well...

A new order of All Age Services...
After discussion at Worship Committee, Sunday School
Committee and P.C.C. we decided to move our monthly
'All Age' service to the second Sunday of the month.
(This was because the first Sunday seemed to clash with
Bank Holidays and half terms so often...)

Chamber Music at The Ascension

Here are a series of videos recorded in church
by Lana, the organiser of our amazing Chamber Music
Festival: J.S.Bach: Fugue from Violin Sonata in G minor

J.S. Bach: Chaconne from Partita for Solo Violin No.2 in D minor

J.S. Bach: Siciliano from Sonata No.1 in G minor BWV 1001

F. Poulenc: Flute Sonata, 2. movement, Cantilena -

Boris Bizjak and Yoko Misumi

C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in A minor for Flute (Allegro)


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24 January - Safeguarding Training
at St John's Church
at 10:00am (time to be confirmed)

25 January - Eucharist at St John's
Heston & Lydia's farewell service and party
at 10:30am

No service at The Ascension on 25 January

1 February - Talent Show
at 6:30pm

18 February - Ash Wednesday Service
with the Imposition of Ashes
at 8:00pm