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.

Regular Mass Schedule Resumes: September 9

On September 9, the Sunday after Labor Day, we resume our regular Mass Schedule: 
8:00 A.M. Said Mass
10:00 A.M. Sung Mass with Hymns

Vestry Meeting: September 16

The next Vestry Meeting at Ascension will take place on Sunday, September 16, at approximately 11:00 A.M., after the 10:00 A.M. Mass.

Guest Artist Concert: Friday, September 28

Our 2018-2019 Music season at Ascension begins with a recital by Hannah Brewer, organist of St. Michael and All Angels Parish, and with our Minister of Music as vocal soloist. Hannah and Emma will offer music from the English Baroque on our own Coulter tracker organ on Sept. 28 at 7:00 P.M. Read more on our Events page.