Welcome to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension. We are glad that you are here. Our first priority at Ascension is proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ by offering the community a place of reverential worship and a place for spiritual and theological inquiry. Offering Christian formation opportunities for all ages, Ascension is a community that embraces ambiguity and welcomes thoughtful inquiry and questioning. At the same time we are rooted in the ancient catholic church and respect the faith as it has been passed down from generation to generation while embracing the protestant value of holding the Holy Scriptures in high esteem.
Ascension is one of the founding churches in Vestavia Hills, having started in a member’s home in 1953. Ascension is a multi-generational congregation, serving people of all ages. Rooted in the center of Vestavia Hills, many of our members live right around the corner while others commute from as far away as Pell City. The center of our community life is Sunday worship, which is stepped in the reverence and broad church traditions of the Episcopal Church. We continue to sing the ancient hymns of our tradition while exploring the best in emerging hymnody and our parish choir is one of the finest in the community. While Sunday worship centers our community life, we express our love for God through outreach to the community through service projects, contributions, and volunteering.