COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed several operations at Church of the Ascension. Our desire is to keep everyone — members of the church, clergy and other staff, visitors, and those seeking assistance from the church — as safe as we can from the coronavirus. You can click on any of the following links to learn more about each topic:

Worship Services

Programs and Ministries

Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals

Pastoral Care

Office Hours

Messages from Bishops and Clergy

Finances

Worship Services

Indoor worship services are on hold because of the more contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19.

For Christmas services, click here.

On Sundays:

YouTube Tip: On some devices, it may take several hours after the recorded video of the service is posted for it to be listed on our YouTube channel. If you cannot find it immediately in the channel, please search “Church of the Ascension London Ontario month day.”

  • Ascension broadcasts Sunday worship services at 88.1 FM. This signal covers about half a kilometre. The parking lot is open for listeners.

Programs and Ministries

  • The Community Breakfast has switched to delivery of bagged lunches to areas where homeless people are known to gather.
  • Quilters meet Mondays at 10 a.m. Proof of vaccination or a written medical exemption are required.
  • Knitters and crocheters meet Mondays at 10 a.m. Proof of vaccination or a written medical exemption are required.
  • A Bible Study is every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Proof of vaccination or a written medical exemption are required.

Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals

  • Baptisms, weddings and funerals are being held. Please contact Rev. Canon June Hough at 226-448-8790 or junehough@diohuron.org for information on how these will be conducted during the pandemic. Restrictions change according to evolving provincial and diocesan rules.

Pastoral Care

  • Pastoral care is still available from our clergy. Click here for contact information.
  • Only urgent cases will be able to have an in-person visit. Face coverings are required. Hugs and handshakes are not permitted
  • If Anointing the Sick, the anointer will wash their hands before and after the anointing.

Office Hours

  • The Parish Administrator is working a mix of hours in the office and at home. Office visits are by appointment only. The Parish Administrator can contacted through the usual office channels listed on the Find Us page.