Ascension Church – Verse for 2020
‘Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.
May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.’ Psalm 143.10
Worship services and other gatherings suspended until further notice Click here for more details
Morning Prayer on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9 am at the front of church. You are welcome to join us for a bible reading, time to share thoughts, space to pray together, and reflective time in God’s presence.
Small Groups – We have 6 groups meeting in the week for Christian support, prayer and learning – please see our weekly Notice Sheet or contact us for details.
Ascension Springs Café! Every Thurs during term time 8:30 – 11:30 am in the main church. Wonderful atmosphere with yummy food (bacon butties, cakes, waffles, homemade treats), as well as a wide range of hot & cold drinks (hot chocolate, cappuccino)! Toys for babies & toddlers. Very much open to all ages – come with a friend or 2 and relax together (more details from Sarah Sanderson)
Ascension Springs Plus – Upcoming Date is Sunday 15th March This month’s theme – ‘Steps with God’: Thinking about where our path has gone, and will go, and where God is in that journey. Our gathering for all ages and generations – ‘Come, eat, drink and chat – discussion and activities about Christianity’. Every 3rd Sunday 4.30-6pm in the Ascension Gateway Hall. Everyone is welcome, particularly anyone who finds this time helpful on a Sunday! or would just like to be together and reflect on Christianity in a different way.
Ascension Knitting Group – 10am – 12 noon. Upcoming date is Monday 16th March in the main church. Do come and join in the good company as well as the knitting and refreshments. Usual dates are 1st Wednesdays and 3rd Mondays.
Best Foot Forward Line Dancing – the group meets weekly on a Wednesday 8.00-9.30 pm in the hall. A great way to keep fit!
Pastoral Visitors – Next date TBC – All our Pastoral Visitors meet 6.45 pm to support each other in their visiting, and to pray for those in various needs. If you think of someone who would appreciate a visit, or just prayer, please let us know (and don’t forget the hidden ones!)
Small Group Leaders Next date TBC – We meet at Robert & Margaret’s house 7.30 pm to share and support each other as we lead our different groups.
Worship at Culverhayes Nursing Home Wednesdays 11th March & 8th April (with Easter communion for those who wish) 3 pm. Worship with residents, staff and sometimes residents’ families & friends. Usually 2nd Weds of the month.
Parochial Church Council – the next meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th March at 7.30 pm in the upper room. Pray for us all as we meet to weigh and decide about the running of and directions at Ascension.
Special Events …..
Sarah is running the Bath Half this Sunday 15th March and is raising money in conjunction with Oldfield Park Junior School to buy a defibrillator to put on the side of the church. Thank you to everyone who has already sponsored her. If you would still like to there is a sign-up sheet at the back of church, or otherwise you can do it online at:
Lent at Ascension
Lent Resource booklets still available in church:
1. #Live Lent – Care for God’s Creation – daily readings, reflections and actions ‘to help you live in harmony with God, neighbour and nature’ (say the Archbishops!). There are adult (£1.50*) children’s (£1*) versions available
2. Prayer for Bath – our local prayer booklet (£1*) with daily topics for prayer relating to Bath and its surrounding area (*suggested donations)
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) which will take place on Sunday 29th March at 10.30 am. At the APCM the annual report and financial statements for the previous year are presented and officers are appointed for the current year. Nominations are invited to fill 5 vacancies on the Parochial Church Council and 2 vacancies on the Bath Deanery Synod, as well as for 2 Churchwardens (more details available at the Church)
New Wine ‘UNITED’ Summer 2020. People from Ascension regularly go to this Christian Summer festival and some of us are already booked for ‘Week 2’ for 2nd-8th August in Peterborough. The final discounted rate deadline is 8th April, so speak to Bev Samways for more info., or contact us via our church website to book.
The Urban Garden- Bath’s newest garden centre is opening 11am on Sat 28th March – Royal Victoria Park. A new social enterprise, providing free therapeutic horticulture & training to disadvantaged adults. www.theurbangarden.org.uk
Bath Women’s Conference 2020 – A day of Bible teaching and fellowship for women from Bath and beyond. 10am until 4.30pm on Saturday 4 April at Kingswood School, Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5RG
One Good Friday – a passion play by Bath for Bath – Parade Gardens 10th April 2020 12 pm and 3.30 pm. Free entry. There are many ways you can get involved including acting and backstage help – P.A.S.S.I.O.N: Pray – come along to our prayer meetings Act – take a role in the play; Serve – we need backstage help, technicians, publicity help and much more; Support – financial support will be essential – more details on how to give soon; Invite – come along on Good Friday and bring friends to watch the greatest story ever; Others – encourage others to get involved help make the project a reality Now – get involved now: email@example.com or visit our facebook page
Men’s Mental Health – Saturday 25th April, the Diocesan Healing Group will be hosting a Men’s Mental Health taster event from 9:30am – 1:30pm. At the new Diocesan office – Flourish House, Cathedral Park – in Wells. Please join us as we journey together to explore the topics of masculinity, identity, and everyday mental health. Learn, laugh, and pick up some useful self-care tools and resources. To access more information or to register for the event, please go to: www.bathandwells.org.uk/Somerset-mens-mental-health-day
Genesis Trust Leap of Faith! 2020 – Abseil from Bath Abbey Tower and support Genesis Trust and Bath Abbey Footprint project. 26 Sep 20. Book online – £30 registration fee and fundraising target of £150 – https://www.trybooking.co.uk/OXB