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.   



Community Cafe
Parkside Social
is a pop-up café that has recently opened
in the new SE10 Community Centre - a two-storey building,
set back from the east side of Lewisham Road between
Sparta Street and Parkside Avenue. The café is open Monday
to Friday from 7am until 4pm, and from 9am until 5pm on
Saturday and Sunday. There is a bar on Friday and Saturday
from 5pm until 10pm, and a cinema evening on the last Thursday
of the month

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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8 January - Start the Month
Cultivating a spirituality of no borders'
at talk by Rob Schellert
at 6:30pm

21 January - Parish Walk
starts at Parkside Community Centre Café
10:30am - 12:00pm