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.

The details for our Holy Week services are posted on our Events Page. Please join us!

PALM SUNDAY: Combined Mass March 25, 9:00 A.M.
MAUNDY THURSDAY: Choral Mass March 29, 7:00 P.M.
GOOD FRIDAY: March 30, 12:00 P.M.
EASTER SUNDAY: April 1, 8:00 & 10:00 A.M.

Holy Week Services

March 25-April 1

You have the opportunity to make a contribution towards the many spring flowers and Easter lilies that will decorate our church for Easter.  This is a wonderful way to remember loved ones who have passed on or to give thanks for the blessings in your life.

Donation forms are available in our Sunday bulletins. You may also mail your check (put Easter Flowers in the memo line).  Be sure to specify the person or thanksgiving that your gift honors, as these remembrances and thanksgivings will be listed in the Easter bulletins.

Easter Lilies and Flower Baskets

We invite you to join us for a discussion of the story of Ruth. While we will read from the biblical version of the story of Ruth, we will include in our discussion a companion book, "Ruth, Discover your Place in God's Story" by Eugene Peterson. We will begin on February 25 and meet between the 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 

The story of Ruth is a wonderful account of familial love, loss, and generosity. It is a story worth exploring and sharing with others.

Questions? Contact SuEllen Pommier: .

Lenten Book Discussion 

starts February 25, 9:00 A.M.

Spring Choir Rehearsals

Sundays at 9:00 A.M.

The Ascension Choir is now preparing for Holy Week with rehearsals in the Chapel on Sundays between the 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. services. This season we're learning music by Fauré, Duruflé , Rene Clausen and more. The choir is open to ages teen and above, and it's not too late to join! 

Email Minister of Music Emma Riggle for more information: