We praise God for his work in us since 1843.
The Church of the Ascension began its journey on November 28, 1843, when a small group of concerned local Episcopalians met for the purpose of organizing a congregation in Westminster, which at the time was a small village with a population of approximately 500. In May 1844, the Diocesan Convention, held in Baltimore, voted to grant the formal organization of the “Parish of Ascension.” Fundraising began and in August 1844 ground was broken on our Stone Church. In May 1846, on Ascension Day, Church of the Ascension was consecrated.
Stone Church "Then"
This original building, now affectionately referred to as the Stone Church, exemplifies the Neo-Gothic architectural style advocated by the Ecclesiological Society in the 19th century. The Stone Church has been modified only slightly in the past 170-plus years, and is recognized as an historic property by the Maryland Historical Trust.
Ascension is called to be a family of faith so reflecting the life of Christ that we draw all people to Him.
We are happy to have you here!
Attend a worship service or join us at an event, ask questions, and let us show you our church and get to know you. Come and explore how you can Connect, Grow, and Serve with us.
For information about Church of the Ascension,
call the parish office at 410-848-3251 or
email us at email@example.com.
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