The Church of the Ascension

Westminster, MD   


Welcome to the Church of the Ascension! We warmly welcome seekers and believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. In all aspects of our life together we strive to be a Christ-centered, spirit-filled, mission-minded family of faith, so reflecting the life of Christ that we draw all people to him.
As Episcopalians, we are part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which traces its origins to the beginnings of Christianity. At Ascension, we worship with both contemporary and conventional styles, but are always anchored in the Anglican tradition. We are a family-oriented church, yet we strive to serve all of God’s people, regardless of age or situation.
We extend a hand to all looking for a church home. Attend a worship service or join us at an event, ask questions, and let us show you our church and get to know you. Come and explore and grow with us!


Summer Worship Schedule

8:00 am. Holy Eucharist, spoken, Stone Church
10:00 am. Holy Eucharist, family service, New Holy Cross Hall
11:15 am. Fellowship

Wednesday Chapel
10:00 am. Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Chapel
Click here for a detailed description of our worship services.


Ascension Before & After School Care

We are happy to announce the opening of our new before and after school care program for Grades K-5, providing cost-effective child care in a caring and nurturing environment.
Our mission: To offer affordable before & after school care to the Westminster Community, enabling parents to provide a secure financial future for their children.

Cost: $12/day; morning hours: 6:30 am - 8:45 am, afternoon hours: 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm. Transportation will be available to/from Cranberry Station Elementary.

The Parent/Provider Contract is here. For more details, contact the church office at 410.848.3251.

Upcoming @ Ascension

  • Meow! Woof! Our annual Blessing of the Animals will be held at the 10:00 am service on August 28! Bring your four-legged members of the family to church for an exciting and lively morning on the lawn (weather permitting) featuring a special liturgy and individual pet blessings. Visitors are always welcome, so bring your pet-loving friends and neighbors!  Click here for more information.  A back-to-school blessing will follow.  Students and educational faculity and staff: please come forward after we bless our pets.  Students should bring their backpacks.
  • Ascension's next breakfast will be held on Saturday, September 3. Click here for more information, including our menu and pricing. Come hungry, leave full.
  • The Middendorf Gift Shoppe is now open the first Saturday of every month from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Our gift shop supports the restoration of our Historic Stone Church and the Church Rectory. We are located at the rear entrance off the Ralph St parking lot. For more information click here. 

      23 N. Court St.
      Westminster, MD  21157