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.

An evening full of activities, auctions, competitions, readings, food & food for thought to raise money and save the future of your local church.   



Appointment of New Vicar
10 May has been set as the date for interviewing
candidates.  The interview panel will be made up of the
Bishop of Woolwich, the archdeacon, Peter Farley-Moore
and two parish reps. The post will be advertised in
2nd/3rd week of March and applications will close at
the end of April.

New Curate
We will have a full-time curate, Lindiwe Maseko, for the
next 3-4 years. She’s being ordained on 1st July 2017.
She will be living at 3 Orchard Hill and will be attached to
St John’s and Holy Trinity for her first year in the post.

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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25 February - Messy Church Celebration
at Southwark Cathedral
11:00am - 1:00pm

26 February - Youth Group
at 17 Dartmouth Hill
6:00pm - 7:30pm

28 February - Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Party
at Holy Trinity Centre
5:00pm - 7:00pm

1 March - Ash Wednesday Eucharist
with the Ascension Choir
at 8:00pm

23 March - Colfe's Swing Band
Fund raising concert
at 6:00pm