The Church of the Ascension is the Church of England (Anglican) church for Crownhill, Plymouth, a parish with a population of almost 6,000.

Together with Crownhill Methodist Church and St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church we are here to witness the Christian Gospel, as places of worship and of outreach.

Our main acts of worship are on Sunday morning at 8am and 10am. All are very welcome.

Ascension is a 1950s church with very striking twentieth century architecture and beautiful stained glass windows, extensive facilities, easy access by car and public transport, with ample parking.

We play an active role in the local community, and welcome visitors, secular and religious: our church hall hosts Rangers, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows and line dancers, as well as the youth church and birthday parties!

Use the links above to find out more about our regular worship, about getting married or being Baptised at Ascension, along with the other facilities, such as meeting rooms, we offer for community organisations or private occasions.

At the Ascension, we take the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults seriously. 

We aim to create a safe environment where children and young people are nurtured and protected and where all people, especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.

We follow the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and Church of England policy and practice, and the PCC have adopted in full the Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Policy which can be found here.

We will act promptly on any complaints made and work in close partnership with police and social care services where children or vulnerable adults have been harmed or are at risk of harm or mistreatment. We provide safe recruitment, training and support to our voluntary and paid workers with children and vulnerable adults. We care for those who have been abused in the past and minister appropriately to those who have abused.

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
    +   Our Parish Safeguarding Represenatative is Julie Phillips who can be telephoned on 01752 788465

    +   The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted via

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.