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.

Summer Barbecue and Hootenanny: Saturday, July 21

Mark your calendars for our annual Summer Barbecue and Hootenanny! This year's festivities will take place on Saturday, July 21, at 5:00 p.m. Visit our Events page for more details.

Guest Artist Concert: Saturday, August 18

Join us Saturday, August 18 at 7:00 P.M. for a guest artist concert of Baroque music at Ascension Episcopal Parish. Singers Samantha Arten, Benjamin España and Charlotte Engler will perform motets from Heinrich Schütz's sacred collection, Kleine geistliche Konzerte. Minister of Music Emma Riggle will accompany on our Baroque-style Coulter organ. Read more on our Ascension Music page.