We are Live Streaming our Services
from our face book page
Sunday 31st May 2020
at 10:00 am
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 10:00 am
Please note that all our normal activities are suspended due to Church and Government advise with the Coronavius. The Church will not be opening for private prayer and reflection during the next 3 weeks.
24th March 2020
From the Parish Priest
The Ascension Vicarage
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Dear Friends in Christ
With a heavy heart, today’s guidance from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York leaves me with no alternative but to announce that all social gatherings – including for public worship – at the Church of the Ascension Berwick Hills Middlesbrough are hereby suspended until further notice.
Regretfully, this suspension will apply to all church gatherings, including services and the Lent Course.
The church will, however, remain open for private prayer. The parish office will NOT be open for visits but please use the telephone numbers provided should you wish to receive counsel.
As the Archbishops have wisely said, these precautions are taken because of our responsibility to love our neighbours (not to contribute in any way to the spreading of the COVID-19 corona virus). It does not mean, however, that we stop being ‘The church’. Rather, we are invited to experiment – and be creative – with praying, worshipping and serving differently. Some excellent online resources for daily prayer can be found on the Church of England’s website.
Our overall aim will be to offer support to those who need it, and the opportunity to continue connecting with God through the ministry of the church throughout the coming crisis. I will be updating details as they arise or change.
Please join me in praying for all who may feel anxious at this time. Please do contact me, or our my Lay Colleagues through the Parish website by using the relevant contact details.
With love and every blessing through this unprecedented time,