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?





Blackheath International Chamber Music Festival
9-24 April

Events hosted at the Church of the Ascension
and All Saints Church
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400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death
On 23rd April, Saint George's Day, we will be celebrating
the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.
From 2 - 4pm there will be an all-age workshop in church led by Margaret Donegan and Jeannie Lewis. The aim will be to
re-create a scene from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
At 6pm there will be a short concert of music for choir and soloists.
At 7pm we will have supper;

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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23 April - All Age Workshop
Recreating a scene from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

23 April - Concert for Choir and Soloists
at 6:00pm
followed by Supper at 7:00pm

24 April - Eurcharist
with the Ascension Choir
at 10:30am

24 April - B.I.C.M.F
Sajko / Haas duo
at 6:00pm

1 May - Eucharist
at 10:30am
Note: No Said Eucharist at 8:00am

5 May - Ascension Day Eucharist
with the Ascension Choir
at 8:00pm