Construction started October 1913 and was completed in 1916 at a cost of £7000.00, 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 readings and funeral services.  Other services can be arranged as requested.     Our New Parish Priest Fr Benjamin Weitzmann will be happy to discuss this with you if you require a special service. He can be contacted on 023 92439711 or emailed on   If for any reason Fr Benjamin is unavailable you can Contact the Church Warden, Debbie Merrilees on 023 9267 1278 or email
Children are very welcome and we are trying to rebuild our Sunday School, encouraging young families to attend.
You can  hire the church hall and large kitchen with full facilities and garden 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:               Family Service –    11.00 (Parish Mass)
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

Every 2nd Saturday of each month (excluding Jan/Feb/July and August) MESSY CHURCH 10.30am to 12.30.