Come and See: Being a Small, Strong Church

How do we come to Jesus and bring others to him? Jesus’ command is simple: ‘Come and see’. Bring those that you love to meet the Messiah. I honestly believe that the neighbourhood church in the traditional denominations still have the ability to transform our faith. Diana Butler Bass in her book Christianity for the […]

Vandalism to church signage an act of intolerance and hatred

 In two separate incidents, new signage at the Church of the Ascension (Anglican Church of Canada) has been vandalized. We are concerned the vandalism is an act motivated by intolerance towards the LGBTQ community. Each side of the church sign features a decal of the rainbow fish symbol. This symbol is intended to show that […]

Not your grandma’s Christmas bazaar

Think you know what a church Christmas bazaar looks like? Think again. We’ve got elegant gifts you’ll love to give — with just enough hustle and bustle to make Christmas shopping festive again! Stop by for shopping, a light lunch and even a tour of the Victorian rectory!

8 ways to worship in this busy season

Thinking about adding a little worship to your Christmas season? All are welcome to come share in the beauty of this season at Ascension!

English Cream Team – Building Community

Yesterday was the third annual English Cream Tea which coincides with Brits on the Lake. This morning one of our parishioners remarked that participating in this event made her feel that the church was a family. On its face this may seem to be a strange comment when we think of all the hard work that […]

Living Out the Trinity

This past Sunday was Trinity Sunday. Preaching on this day sometimes can be challenging and one can fall into the trap of sounding far too theological. I took the congregation through a mini-history lesson about the development of the Trinity (I think there was some nodding off). I think what many found interesting were my […]

Everyone is Welcome

Following this blog post you will find a draft statement called ‘Everyone is Welcome’. Over the last few years I have preached about the need to welcome everyone and show radical hospitality exemplified in Jesus’ ministry. I have begun each service with the statement that ‘whether you are a follower of Christ or on a […]

Coffee House Concert for Port Perry Syrian Refugee Support Group

Coffee House Concert for Port Perry Syrian Refugee Support Group

Come to a great evening of music and refreshments brought to you by local Port Perry band Gank + the Extension Chords, alongside Port Perry High School musicians and special guests! Free Will Offerings at door. All proceed going to the Port Perry Syrian Refugee Support Group. Friday, January 15th 7:00 pm

Help spread the word: We need a Music Director!

Church of the Ascension, Anglican Church of Canada, located in beautiful Port Perry, is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Music Director, effective immediately.   Our worship typically features choir, organ and piano music. The successful candidate will provide music leadership at regular Sunday services and special services as required, and direction and accompaniment of a […]

December 6 is Dancing Day with the Monday Morning Singers

The Monday Morning Singers are getting ready to light up a Sunday afternoon in December with “Dancing Days”. Directed by Anne Mizen, accompanied by Dorothy Jovkovic, and with special guests Edward Tait (bass) and Bonnie Johnson Burrell (clarinet), the Monday Morning Singers will be performing at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Uxbridge (Toronto Street South) […]

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