Events Diary

Regular spiritual and social events

Special Events …..

ALPHA COURSE – a new Alpha course starts Tuesday 8th January 7 pm at the Sandersons’ house on Tuesday evenings. Alpha is a series of 12 Interactive Sessions exploring the Christian faith. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. On Alpha you can explore the Christian faith, ask questions and sharing your point of view freely. Alpha is an opportunity to do all that – in an informal, friendly and open environment. Come, bring friends.

See also

Contact Chris Brann via the contact form on our web-site, or call 01225 405354 to enquire

Regular Events…..

We have 5 Small Groups meeting in the week for Christian support, prayer and learning – please see our weekly Notice Sheet for details

Ascension Springs Café! Every Thursday during term time 8:30 – 11:30 am in the main church. Wonderful atmosphere with yummy food (bacon butties, waffles, homemade treats), as well as a wide range of hot & cold drinks (hot chocolate, chai latte)! Toys for babies & toddlers. Very much open to all ages – come with a friend or 2 and relax together (for more details contact Sarah Sanderson)

Ascension Springs Plus* A relatively new gathering for all ages and generations – billed ‘Come, eat, drink and chat – discussion and activities about Christianity. Every 3rd Sunday 4.30-6pm, starting in the Ascension Gateway Hall. So this month’s 20th January.

*The idea for this came off the back of Ascension Springs Café – hence the name!

Ascension Knitting Group – 10am – 12 noon in the main church. Upcoming dates are Wednesday 2nd & Monday 21st January. 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! Restarts Wednesday 9th January

PCC Monday 7th January 7.30 pm – Our Parochial Church Council meets every other month as the Trustees responsible for Ascension Church. The agenda and latest minutes are posted in the porch, and if you wish to raise any matters, please speak to one of the PCC members, the Churchwardens or indeed the Vicar.

also Sunday 20th January after 10.30 am service in connection with Profile for recruitment of new Team Rector

Worship at Culverhayes Nursing Home Wednesday 9th January 3pm. Worship with residents, staff and sometimes residents’ families & friends. Usual date 2nd Wednesdays

Pastoral Visitors Monday 21st January 6.45 pm – All our Pastoral Visitors meet 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!)

Choir & Chat – You are welcome to come on into church to listen to choir practice and have coffee with the choir afterwards. The next date will be Friday 1st February – 7pm for music and 8pm for the social! Usual date 1st Fridays – but no session in Januar


Events elsewhere….


Support for the Homeless – via Julian House and the Genesis Lifeline Centre. An up-to-date list of suggested items is available throughout the year at the back of church for both FoodBank and Julian House. A special thank you for all of your recent donations.


The Big Social @ St John’s. Feeling the need of some company? In town one day? Why not come along to St John’s Foundation for some free tea, coffee and biscuits, and the chance to meet new people and find out more about local help and support. 12-1.30 pm every Tuesday. 4/5 Chapel Court BA1 1SQ Leaflets on Welcome Table.