Holy Ascension Church
Serving Little Bloxwich and Lower Farm
Holy Ascension Church is a small, informal, inclusive, friendly church that serves the local area. It is part of the Church of England Parish of Bloxwich and has been in existence for 45 years. All ages are welcome – we have folk from 0-90 years regularly attending. There is a Sunday School which meets twice a month and often contributes to services, sharing songs and stories that the children have been learning. Babies and small children have their own special area and toys to keep them happy and occupied during services. And there’s always a chance to chat and make friends over coffee and biscuits afterwards. There are special services at certain times of the year, such as Easter, Harvest, Remembrance and Christmas. And Messy Church meets twice a term on Saturday afternoons – fun, crafts, games, songs, stories and food for all the family.
The church building is used during the week by various groups including
Tai Chi and Slimming World. A film afternoon is held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Regular annual events include the Summer Fair in June and a Christmas Coffee Morning and Sale in November. There are concerts, quizzes, beetle drives and other social events throughout the year, and the church hall can be hired for private party bookings. It is also used as the local polling station at election times.
The main focus at the current time is to replace the existing building with a new church and community centre. This is the ‘Holy Ascension Community Project’ and we have been given planning permission from Walsall Council. We are fundraising – but have quite a long way to go. There are several ways people can help support the project financially – ‘buy a brick’, loose change collection pots, coming to any of the fundraising social events.
For information about anything to do with the life of Holy Ascension Church please contact Revd Kareen Lowther – her details are below. Whether it’s coming along to a Sunday service or Messy Church, finding out about the next social event or enquiring about Baptisms (Christenings) you can be assured of a warm welcome.
Revd Kareen Lowther
9 Sanstone Road, WS3 3SJ
tel 01922 711225
Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School | Grenfell Road | Walsall | WS3 3DL
Tel: (01922) 684301 | Fax (01922) 683627 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Teacher: Ellen Taylor