Diocese of Portsmouth

The Church of The Ascension, Portsea, PO2 0JG

The Church of The Ascension, Portsea, Portsea: The Ascension
Stubbington Avenue, North End, PO2 0JG

Built in 1913, The Parish Church of the Ascension is a warm and lively parish church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, located in the residential area of North End in the City of Portsmouth.

Irrespective of whether you are strong in the faith, newly converted, exploring religion for the first time or just moved into the area, you can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome, please don't take our word for it, come and find out for yourself.

The Church of the Ascension holds regular normal services also providing the parish with christening's, weddings, banns read and funeral services.

Children are very welcome and we have a Sunday School, encouraging young families to attend.

It is possible to privately hire the church hall and large kitchen facilities for your own event or children’s parties.

We have regular social events, including quiz nights, craft fares etc. which are advertised through this page and Facebook.  Everyone is welcome and we would love you to join in.

We hope you will feel very welcome at The Church of the Ascension and we look forward to meeting you.

Normal Services are:

Sundays:               Parish Mass - 09:45 (Holy Communion)                        

Wednesdays:        Said Mass -    10:00 (1st Weds of the month)

Thursdays:            Said Mass -    19:00 (Mass of Our Lady of Walsingham - 2nd Thursday of the month)

Activities during term time:

Monday – Friday:  Tiddleywinks Pre-School 0915 - 1145

Wednesday:          16th Portsmouth Girl Guides Group 1930 - 2100

Our Facebook page details more events: https://www.facebook.com/theascensionportsea/

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  • Parish Mass

    Our Sunday Service with Holy Communion.
    Families are very welcome and encouraged to attend.
    Join us afterwards for tea/coffee and biscuits, squash for the children and good company.

    Every Sunday at 11 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Family friendly, Common worship, Coffee, Incense, Communion, Hymnsevent





  • Low Mass

    Our popular midweek service.
    Lift your spirits with mid week prayers and communion.

    Every Thursday at 7 p.m. for 30 minutes

    Common worship

  • Our Lady of Walsingham + Sprinkling and Communion

    This is a healing service with the sprinkling of the waters from Walsingham, followed with Holy Communion.
    A popular midweek service, second Thursday of every month.

    Every 2nd Thursday at 7 p.m. for 40 minutes

    Common worship



  • Messy Church

    Our Monthly Service aimed particularly at younger children and their parents. Crafts and activities, followed by a short time for prayer, finishing with refreshments.

    Every 2nd Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for 120 minutes

    Family friendly, Messychurch