Ascension is a parish of the Anglican Church in North America

We are a community of believers in Jesus Christ; one part of His universal Church. We are a family of congregations known as the Anglican Church in North America. 

Our liturgical and apostolic roots are in the Church of England, but we trace our  family line (or, "Apostolic succession") back to Christ’s Apostles through this church. 

Our congregations, or parishes, are organized into dioceses, each of which is overseen by a senior pastor or bishop. Each congregation is cared for by ordained priests and deacons. 

 

Anglicanism
The Anglican Communion has 80 million members in 160 countries and is a part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

Anglicans seek to be biblically faithful while retaining the ancient traditions of the Faith. Anglicans hold the historic Faith of the ancient Church: built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone, upheld in the Scriptures, preserved in the Creeds, defined by the Councils of the undivided Church, and liturgically expressed in praise to God through The Book of Common Prayer.

ASPIRATIONS
By God's grace we aim to be...

HISTORICAL
We are part of the Great Tradition - the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church.

LITURGICAL
Our worship is grounded in the historic liturgy expressed in the Book of Common Prayer.

BIBLICAL
We read and teach the Holy Scriptures as God's living word, through which the Holy Spirit continues to speak today.

SACRAMENTAL
We believe that the physical universe is alive with God's presence that the Almighty mediates his presence and blessings through sacraments like Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.

THOUGHTUL
We want our worship to be passion-filled, but also thoughtful. We there provide space for quiet reflection and contemplation in our services.

RELATIONAL 
Although we sometimes fail, we want to be a loving community of people whose hearts are open to all, and who practice generosity and hospitality in our gatherings, our homes, and our neighbourhoods.