The feeling that the church is home, that a warm greeting and a generous, happy spirit are the hallmarks of it's membership, that the moment you walk in you are "part of the family" - these are the criteria for a healthy and vibrant parish. Anyone with a soul generated by God, with a heart created from love, is a child of God - and thus "part of the family".
Our doors are wide open for visitors who would become family, and it is our honour to welcome anyone to come and worship with us - wherever you are on your faith journey - as part of our family. We invite you to consider joining us for one of our services, and we hope that you will enjoy your time with us.
ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
This entertaining and well-loved musical will be performed here at 7.30 p.m. on St. George’s Day, Saturday, 23 April, during the weekend of celebrating our Queen’s 90th birthday. The music is written by John Laing and the libretto by John and Gillian Ferns. Starring in this production are Lara Housez as the scheming dragon, Adam Smith as the brave St. George, Annette Ashley as the beautiful Princess, and Brian DeBoer as the mighty King, with a notable chorus of townsfolk. There will be further enjoyable music during the course of the evening, featuring sopranos Peggy Cosgrove and Beth McJannett, countertenor Fernando Lima, with John Laing as organist and pianist. Refreshments will be served during the interval. Tickets will be $15 at the door, children under 12 no cost. Please CLICK HERE for more information and to view the poster.
CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION HAS A NEW "BLOG"!
To access our recent sermons on our new Blog "Ascending Voices", please click HERE!
THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION CELEBRATED ITS 165TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2015!
On Sunday, April 19th at our 10 a.m. Eucharist, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, was our guest preacher to launch our 165th anniversary celebrations. Our diocesan bishop, Bishop Michael Bird presided. We welcomed other invited guests, and parishioners of the Ascension and All Saints to join in the festivities!
Please click on the photo below to watch a slide show of this joyous event!
Enjoy a YouTube video of our choir singing Hadyn's In Splendour Bright/The Heavens are Telling from The Creation at our 165th Anniversary Celebration.
The renovations on our historic church building are finished! Please join us as we worship in our new space!
Photos of the renovation process and of our Re-Dedication Service are now available on our website and on our Facebook Page. Please click HERE to go to our photo gallery or click on the link in the left sidebar. We will update the photo gallery whenever new pictures are available, so check back often! Photos are also available on our Facebook Page. Please "Like" us!
Many of our photos are courtesy of Historical Hamilton and photographer Paul Dolanjski. Please visit their website for more wonderful photos of our church and other historical buildings in the Hamilton area.