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Starting September 13, worship services at Church of the Ascension will be held both in person and online. Ascension’s Executive Team has made several decisions and arrangements coming out of this. Highlights:

  • There will be only one service each Sunday, at 10 a.m.
  • Attendance at in-person worship services is limited to 50 people. Register to attend starting each Tuesday at 9 a.m. at or 519-451-7780.
  • Full details on what you need to know about COVID-19 safety at this service can be found by clicking here.
  • An online worship option has been set up. Click here for how to view it.
  • Programs offered by the church directly and by outside renters and other users of the building will remain suspended until the Sunday church service is up and running smoothly, except for the Community Breakfast, which will continue at the door and as a delivery to agencies supporting homeless people.
  • Pastoral care is still available from our clergy. Click here for contact information.
  • Baptisms, weddings and funerals can be held again. Please conduct Rev. Canon June Hough at 226-448-8790 or for information on how these will be conducted during the pandemic.
  • Starting Tuesday, September 8, the Parish Administrator will be working a mix of hours in the office and at home. Office visits are by appointment only. She can be contacted through the usual office channels listed on the Find Us page.

You can read communications from the Executive Team, the Bishop of Huron, and the Metropolitan Bishop of Ontario regarding the pandemic by clicking on any of the following document titles:

  • Sept. 6: Video illustrating some of the protocols contained in the Sept. 1 announcement on the return to in-church worship: