MINISTRIES AT ASCENSION CHURCH – ‘The Church on Claude Avenue’
You may like an overview on 1 page of the ministries happening at our Church! It gives you a feel but is not exhaustive!
Worship – 9 am: Traditional Anglican Worship 10.30 am: Mixed style Worship for All-Ages – with Children’s Church for 3-10s, and a teens group session during the service.
Church & Community Youth Centre – Opened in June 2011 beneath the church, from September 2016 being be run by P/T Youth Worker James Rogers with us from Bath Youth for Christ from September 2016.
Available for use by any youth organization in this area (approx 11-25) – capacity approx 30
Church Garden – little known open space hidden behind housing for games, BBQs (large brick built), marquees etc.
‘Ascension Gateway’ – our Church Hall was modernized during 2016/17 and Reopened 5th September 2016 and is available for community use. Well equipped kitchen. Capacity 80
Pastoral Visitors Team – We have a small group trained and licensed for home visiting, prayer support and general care of anyone in need in our Church & community- we meet 6 weekly to support each other
Prayer Ministry Team – Similarly we have those trained to pray with people during worship, or at other times. Some are also on the Pastoral Visiting Team
Ascension Knitting Group – a chance to get together and knit for charity, plus of course chat and refreshments. At present oversubscribed, they meet 10 am – 12 noon 1st Wednesdays and 3rd Mondays.
Tea & Chat & Games – another chance to get together with others for friendship and support. The group is currently having a break – Elizabeth Bright hopes to confirm a return date soon.
Marriage Preparation – We are running a course here on 5 Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday 17th April, roughly fortnightly (exact dates below). This is the 4th time we’ve done this and previous couples have found it a great preparation for their wedding, and personal time to talk about the things that matter – it is set up so each couple gets personal space after the input sessions.
We can accommodate up to 4 couples and have 2 already. You do not have to come to Ascension Church or indeed any Church! The course is Christian based in its values and each session ends with a moment from the Bible but many couples have found it helpful in the general subjects it covers.
Do contact us for an informal chat if you want either via the contact page of our web-site or direct to 01225 405354.
The exact dates are: 17th April, 1st May, 15th May, 22nd May, 5th June and we start at 7.30 pm running till about 9.30 pm.
More info is also on themarriagecourses.org/try/the-marriage-preparation-course
Worship and Pastoral support to Culverhay Nursing Home for Elderly and Mentally infirm (EMI) (at the bottom of The Hollow). Monthly mid-week worship, normally on 2nd Wednesdays, for residents, staff, family and friends. Also Pastoral visits and prayer for those in having a particular need.
Oldfield Park Junior School (State School) – Close work and co-operation with Assemblies, governance, hosting of large school events, availability to staff.
Hosting of very active groups – Scouting, Guiding and Girls Brigade in our Hall
Faith in Action – An ongoing scheme to provide small scale practical support in Church and community. e.g. DIY, shopping, decorating, occasional garden work
Local Cell Groups – Church in your area. Seeking to welcome, support, learn and help in the communities in which they are based.
Alpha – we have run many courses, which tend to take place according to demand, rather than a regular termly programme
Baptisms and Thanksgivings for the Gift of a Child – We discuss with parents what is most suitable for their situation and regularly hold both of these types of services during our main Sunday morning worship.
We also do Weddings!