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.

This year, our annual Harvest Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 15 at 5 PM in Reinhart Hall. To learn more, visit our Events Page.

Annual Harvest Dinner:
November 15

Advent & Christmas Services at Ascension

This year, we’ll be offering several special services for Advent and Christmastide at Ascension.
- December 9, 10:00 A.M.: Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols
- December 24, 4:30 P.M.: Christmas Eve Family Mass
- December 24, 9:00 P.M.: Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols with Eucharist
- December 25, 10:00 A.M.: Christmas Day Mass
Please visit our Events Page for more information!

Youth Sunday School Art Classes

Our Youth Sunday School art classes have resumed for the new school year. Twice a month, school-aged children can participate in free art classes centered around aspects of faith during 10:00 A.M. Mass. Our art teacher is Andrea Rosselle of Oregon Episcopal School. For the full schedule, please visit our Events page.