Welcome to the website for Stirchley's local Church of England church!
We want to be 'good news' in our local neighbourhood and to reflect the faithfulness, generosity and openness of the God in whom we believe and encounter in Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to all who are seeking meaning, community and belonging.
The Church of the Ascension building is open for Sunday worship every week at 10.15am. Our worship service is always a eucharist (holy communion) but the style varies. On the 2nd Sunday of the month there is always a creative or reflective activity to take part in, suitable for all ages.
The monthly Family Service, a short informal gathering for all ages, is at 12noon on the last Sunday of each month. A shared Community Lunch follows at 12.30pm.
As we continue to adjust to living with Covid19 we are continually reviewing are arrangements for when we gather and the Church building is open to all.
We do continue to encourage you to wear a face covering when moving around the Church building, and when singing, unless you are medically exempt.
We have now re-introduced the common cup for sharing wine, alongside sharing bread, at the eucharist. We recognise that not everyone will be comfortable to share the common cup, and there is absolutely no pressure on anyone to do so. The opportunity is there as and when each person feels it is appropriate for them.
On Sundays on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month we will live-stream at 10.15am, so people can join at home. This is available through the 'On-line Worship and Prayer' tab.
The weekly 'notice sheet' is available to download on the 'News and notices' tab.
Please use the 'Contact Us' tab to send requests for prayer, or to be included in our praying together, which we do using Zoom during the week.
Ascension Stirchley is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Birmingham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."
You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!