Welcome! Thank you for coming to our website.
We care about every member of our community and will help in any way we can. Whether or not you come to church, if you need help with anything practical, spiritual or pastoral, please contact the Parish Office by phone or email-messages and emails are being monitored daily. In an emergency ring 07967 196560
Prayer and worship resources for all ages. We will have services in person and online on Zoom following the change to Tier 2 restrictions on 2nd December. Details of how to attend online or in person are given in the calendar.
We can also offer practical help to those in the parish who are self-isolating or cannot easily get out, via our Church at Castle Help Group, which is part of the Covid Mutual Aid UK network. Click the button to find out how
St Giles' Church on Castle Street is open to welcome visitors seeking a quiet space, daily between 12 noon and 1pm on Mondays to Saturdays. Mask wearing is mandatory. Please do not come if you are self-isolating or suffering from any symptoms of Covid-19.
During the November 2020 National Lockdown church leaders have called for a month of Prayer for the Nation, with as many as possible uniting in prayer at 6 pm every day. Resources can be found online here, or click on the button for a printable prayer sheet
What we offer to all residents in the Parish of the Ascension is:
Christian worship and the continuity of Christian teaching in Cambridge over almost 1,100 years (at St. Peter’s Church and St. Giles’ Church)
People and buildings to support all the shared activities essential to a lively community We see our church buildings as a resource for the whole community – as places both of worship and prayer for everyone, and for community activities and gatherings.
A place for help and advice and comfort for all who live and work in our parish
We aim to be an inclusive community, proclaiming Christ’s gospel of love, and welcome, without exception, all who want to explore the possibility of faith in their lives.
Safeguarding - Caring for children and vulnerable adults.
The Parish of the Ascension in all its churches is committed to safeguarding all those who attend the worship and other activities that we offer. Safeguarding promotes the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and includes all actions to protect them from harm.
• The Parish of the Ascension follows recommended safeguarding practice in recruiting, training and supporting our ordained and lay ministers, our employees and our volunteers.
• We follow the House of Bishops’ Policy statement,‘Promoting a safer church‘ (2017) and guidelines from the Diocese of Ely.
• The Parish of the Ascension's Safeguarding Policy for children and vulnerable adults is available to read and download HERE
Any concerns can be discussed in confidence with our safeguarding officer, Ank Rigelsford, who can be contacted at the parish office or by phoning 01223 315000 or 01223 368150. Further helplines are listed here.
You will find all our parish policies here