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.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

On Tuesday, March 5 from 5-7PM, we’ll hold our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner before the beginning of Lent! Read more on our Events page.

Ash Wednesday Mass: March 6, 7PM

Our Ash Wednesday service will take place at Ascension on March 6 at 7 P.M. Read more on our Events page.

Guest Concert on March 9

Mark your calendars for a guest artist concert of music by Baroque women composers on March 9 at Ascension, in honor of Women’s History Month. Read more on our Music page.