NYU Back to School Opening Day

Please join us this Sunday, August 28th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to welcome students at New York University as they return to school. We will hand out snacks, bottled water and information as families move students into the Fifth Avenue dormitory across from the church. If you would like to participate please contact …  [ More → ]


Welcome Nick Walters, our summer seminarian!

From June 28-July 27, we will have Nick Walters with us as summer seminarian. Nick has just finished his second year of seminary at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, and comes from Yorkshire. As a candidate for ordination in the Church of England, he is particularly interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and looks …  [ More → ]

Sing at Ascension this Summer

Our Summer Volunteer Choir will be singing periodically during the summer months while The Ascension Choir is off. The Summer Volunteer Choir is open to all. If you would like to join the group, speak to Dennis Keene after the service or email him at DennisKeene(at)ascensionnyc.org. Rehearsals take place at 9:15 on the Sundays that …  [ More → ]

Is your pledge up to date?

We hope you have a chance to get away this summer and enjoy some rest and re-creation. Meanwhile, the Church of the Ascension is still here, and we need to pay salaries, keep the electricity on, support our various programs, and keep the doors open for the many, many summer visitors that pass up and …  [ More → ]


Service in the Parish Hall – Sunday, August 21

This Sunday, August 21, 2016, the 11am service will take place in the air-conditioned Parish Hall. You may enter through the front door of the church on Fifth Avenue or the Parish Hall door at 12 West 11th Street, just west of Fifth Avenue. The 9am and 7pm services will continue to take place in …  [ More → ]


MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. [ More → ]

Parish Barbecue!

Join us Wednesday evening, July 27th for our monthly summer BBQ — 7pm in front of the church. A sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall or you can call the parish office at 212-254-8620 to let Andrew Jones, parish administrator, know you’re coming and what you might like to bring.


Sermon – August 7, 2016
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Lessons You can read the scripture for August 7, 2016 here. Audio Text In a recent meeting with my spiritual director I spoke about my ever-evolving spiritual practices. For a couple of years now I’ve been trying to catch myself when my critical nature begins to surface – like when I’m walking to work and …  [ More → ]

Sermon – July 31, 2016
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – July 24, 2016
by Seminarian Nick Walters

Four weeks ago, I arrived as a guest at the Church of the Ascension; this week, I leave as your friend. On Friday, I was privileged to have dinner, among other wonderful people, with your Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry. During our conversation, I was asked to identify one of the defining features…  [ More → ]