It is with great sadness that the Churchwardens and PCC of the Ascension, Lavender Hill, announce the 

death of our much beloved priest Fr Iain Young, may his soul rest in peace.

Jesu mercy, Mary pray. 

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We ask you all to keep Fr Iain's family, friends and parishioners in your prayers at this difficult time.

Please Note: The Ascension is Temporarily Closed.

**Sunday Worship Will Resume on The 14th March**

In light of the improving situation and decreasing transmission  rates, the weekly 11am Sunday Mass will resume 

on the 14th March. With the excepion of Holy Week our weekday worship will remain temporarily postponed. 

The building from Lavender Hill

Welcome to the website of the Ascension, Lavender Hill.

We are a famous and flourishing Anglo Catholic Church in the heart of Battersea.

Worship with us


Sunday Mass every week at 11am


We take the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously – for details of our Safeguarding policies, and for who to contact if you have any concerns, please click here.

Weekly Readings

Click the link below to view Sunday readings for the week:


Lent Prayer Resource

Click the file below to download 'A Covenant with God' a resource for praying through the season of Lent, produced by The Church Union & The Society.


Private Prayer Resources

Praying in Church.pdf
Praying at Home.pdf

If you are thinking of having your child baptised, are looking to get married, need to speak to someone concerning banns or need to arrange a funeral please contact Fr Iain by following the above link.

We have recently re-launched our Sunday Club and launched a brand new youth club. It is an exciting time for the children at the Ascension as we look to grow and develop these clubs. Follow the above link for more information

Wherever you are on your journey of faith, this famous Anglo-Catholic church, a haven of inspiring traditional worship, with a genuine sense of community, offers you a warm welcome. Whether you are visiting this site for the first time or are a regular visitor, we look forward to seeing you at the Ascension soon.

To locate us click the link above.