Ascension Episcopal Parish in Portland, Oregon

We welcome worshipers of all ages who are seeking Christ through traditional worship in an intimate, beautiful setting.

We are a historic church in Portland’s West Hills.  We are part of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon and the Episcopal Church of the USA, a self-governing branch of the Anglican Communion

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We worship at two Sunday masses. Our 8:00 a.m. service is a said mass; the 10:00 a.m. is a sung mass with hymns. Sunday School and childcare are provided during the 10:00 Mass. Our Liturgy is Rite I (traditional language and forms) from the Book of Common Prayer

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we worship at one Mass on Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

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Our Rector, Father Phillip Craig, and his lovely family bring a modern, refreshing influence to our traditional heritage, allowing both young and old to enjoy the family feel of our small community and our worship services.


Our beautiful chapel regularly hosts special events ranging from lectures to classical recitals. We also host musical performers for potluck dinners through our Songwriter’s Series. Please see our Calendar Page for more information.

Join us on Thursday, November 23 at 9:00 A.M. to give thanks together in our Thanksgiving Day Mass. 

Thanksgiving Day Worship

Our Minister of Music has prepared a talk on the music of Claude Goudimel, which was originally scheduled for November 12. This event has is being rescheduled due to technical restraints. We look forward to offering this talk in January. Stay tuned!

SpeakUp! Ascension Talks: Rescheduled to January

The Bishop's Visitation: Dec. 3

On December 3, Bishop Michael Hanley will be joining us for both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses. 

Christmas Services at Ascension Episcopal Parish

On Sunday, December 24, there will be three services at Ascension Parish. Please join us to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord!

10:00 a.m. Said Mass: Advent IV
5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Mass
9:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols

We will celebrate Christmas Day with one morning Mass.
CHRISTMAS DAY: 10:00 a.m. Said Mass with Hymns