|Organisation||Church of the Ascension, Hall Green|
592 Fox Hollies Road
Services at the Ascension
Here at the Ascension we provide a wide variety of services for all ages and traditions, and more details about these can be found on our upcoming services pages, or if you would like information regarding a Wedding or Baptism, we have pages for those as well!
Getting Married at the Ascension
Anyone who either lives in the Parish or has a qualifying connection with the Ascension has the right to get married in our beautiful Church building. A Christian ceremony is a traditional, sacred and special event which adds to the joy of any wedding day.
For more information about getting Married in the Church of England visit the Your Church Wedding Web Site.
Apart from the fantastic setting of the church building with it’s colourful stained glass windows, traditional oak pews, plentiful seating, stunning grounds for photos and lovely long aisle, there are many reasons to have your special day at Church of the Ascension.
We can provide you with the classic sound of an Organ and Choir, as well as the flowers, decorations and our multi-purpose sound system with built in hearing loop which will play your music to make your day special. Apart from the Church building itself, we also have two generously sized halls on-site which are perfect for a self-catered party afterwards!
Baptism at The Ascension
The Baptism Service is also known as ‘Christening’. In this service parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and the Godparents promise help and support. The church also welcomes the child and prays for the family. Being baptized marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.
Baptism will normally take place during our All-Age Service at 10.00 am. Celebrating your child joining with the family of the Church and we love to celebrate this very special occasion with you In turn we will promise to support and pray for you and your child.
We will make sure you know where to sit and when you need to move. Some parts of the service will be for everyone to join in with, some will be for you and the godparents.
Part of the service will take place at the front of the church, but for the Baptism itself, parents and godparents, sometimes family and friends too, will be asked to gather around the font. (The font is a large basin on a pedestal, containing the water for baptism.)
Please call to the Church on a Wednesday evening between 7 and 7.30 to discuss Baptisms with the Vicar
Some parents might want to celebrate the gift of a child in a different way without the commitment that baptism involves. During the Thanksgiving service parents and families give thanks for the birth or adoption of a child and everyone prays for family life. It can take place in church with the congregation, or with just family and friends gathered, or elsewhere such as home, or even in hospital.
A Thanksgiving Service is not a Baptism. There are no promises to make about the Christian faith. The child will be blessed and prayed for, and supporting friends will promise to support the parents in bringing up their baby.
To find out more please call to the Church on a Wednesday evening between 7 and 7.30
We invite our Church uniformed Organisations to Parade at our monthly Parade Service on the Second Sunday of every month (except August) at the 10.00 am All Age Service. Members of the Guides, Sea Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Rainbows, Beavers and Hall Green Youth are invited to take part in the Service.