Sunday Service

We’re not able to gather in one place at the moment, but we are still church together. Join us in worshiping Jesus the Lord, each Sunday, 10.30 am via YouTube. 

Pyjama Prayers, weekdays 5pm

Perfect for young families to gather round and have a short, fun, guided time of all age prayer at the end of the day. Tune in and connect.


12 at 12 daily prayer

12 minutes of meditative prayer, weekdays at 12 noon. An gift of time with God, together, in the middle of the day.

To participate remotely create a free Zoom account and download the app:

Join the session just before 12 each day through this link, hosted by members of the Ascension staff team:


Responding to coronavirus

Coronavirus update for church life

We are driven by the conviction that God loves every human being and together we want to share the love of God with Balham and beyond. On the left is a video message of hope from our vicar, Marcus, and click here to read more.


Spreading the Love of God to Balham & Beyond

Welcome to Ascension Church!

Ascension is a church community based near Clapham South tube station in London. At this church you’ll find a real mix of people from a variety of places, age groups and backgrounds and with all kinds of different interests and quirks. We are driven by the conviction that God loves every human being and together we try our best to share this love in and around our community. Whoever you are and whatever you believe, you are welcome at our Church. Please come exactly as you are.


EVERYONE is welcome | We would LOVE to meet you Services every Sunday at 10.30am


Ascension Church is just round the corner from Clapham South tube, off Balham Hill and on Malwood Road, SW12 8EN

Ascension Balham

Ascension Church Malwood Road, SW12 8EN

Sunday Service at 10.30am

STYLE | A family friendly, informal service starting with tea and coffee from 10:15am FORMAT | We sing worship songs together, listen to a talk on part of the Bible (up to 30 minutes) and take time to pray (in the context of communion, more sung worship or in quiet). ATTIRE | There is no dress code for our services.  Whether you’re comfortable in an evening gown or board-shorts, please come as you are. Still confused? Check out our ‘what to expect‘ page.

Children are welcome at Ascension. At our Sunday morning service we provide a space in which kids delight in playing with friends, know they are loved by God, learn how to follow Jesus every day and experience the Holy Spirit. We also think it’s important for children and young people to have time worshiping together with the whole Church family after which they go into groups. We also have a crèche for the under 3s and all our children’s workers are fully DBS checked to ensure maximum child safety in all our activities.

Luke Steven - December 16, 2019

Carol Service 2019

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The parish of Ascension takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Further information about this can be found at Safeguarding.

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Mission Partners

Ascension has chosen partner organisations who we want to support through practical action, prayer and financially. We call these organisations our Mission Partners.