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---worship, fellowship, education, and outreach---we strive to manifest our calling to be a 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!


Sunday schedule

8:00 am. Holy Eucharist, spoken, Stone Church
9:00 am. Holy Eucharist, family service, New Holy Cross Hall
10:30 am. Christian Education/Sunday School
11:15 am. Holy Eucharist, traditional, Stone Church

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

Christmas Services

December 18
8:00 am. Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Stone Church
10:00 am. Service of Lessons & Carols, Holy Cross Hall.
11:30 am. Pot Luck Lunch
1:00 pm. Christmas Play "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."

Christmas Eve
6:00 pm.  Candlelight service, Holy Cross Hall.
9:00 pm.  Candlelight service, Holy Cross Hall.
11:00 pm.  Candlelight service, Stone Church.

Christmas Day
11:00 am.  Stone Church.

Upcoming @ Ascension

  • Ascension's next breakfast will be held on Saturday, December 3. Click here for more information, including our menu and pricing. Come hungry, leave full.
  • Get ready to sing on Saturday, December 10 at our Handel's Messiah Sing Along event. The festivities will commence at 6:00 pm in the Holy Cross Hall.  Please RSVP to the church office at 410.848.3251 and click here for more information.
  • Our annual Cookie Walk will be held on Saturday, December 17 starting at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Choose from a delectable assortment of Christmas cookies and candies. Cost: $9.00/pound. Proceeds support our Sunday School and Youth Programs.

Ascension Before & After School Care

We are currently enrolling children for the Spring 2017 semester and the 2017-2018 academic year. Ascension Before and After School Care is open to children grades K-5.  Our Mission: To offer affordable before & after school care to the Westminster Community, enabling parents to provide a secure financial future for their children.

Our cost is just $12/day. A family with two children in child care could save between $3,000 - $5,000 per year based on what traditional providers charge. Our hours: 6:30 am - 8:45 am; 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm.

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


  23 N. Court St.
  Westminster, MD  21157