Welcome, and thank you for visiting Church of the Ascension online. We hope that our website highlights the worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.

Our Mission


The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome.  Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.



One of Ascension's chief ministries is to those in need, be it in our neighborhood, city, country, or abroad. The Outreach Ministry partners with many local organizations and charities to help those in need.


​​Service Times


Sunday services are held in the main church building. All others are held in the chapel unless otherwise noted.

​​Regular Sunday Service

8:00 a.m.  --  Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m. --   Adult Formation Classes &

                       Sunday School
10:30 a.m. -- Holy Eucharist, Rite II


Weekday Service

Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.

                BCP Morning Prayer
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
                Holy Eucharist & Service of Healing

Join Us For Food

& Fellowship!

Wednesday Night Supper

(September - May)
6:00 p.m. in Parish Hall

$6/person or $20/family

First Responders Welcome & Eat Free

Vegetarian Options Available

Sunday Morning Breakfast

(September - May)
9:00 a.m. in Parish Hall

Donations Welcome


Ascension Cares

Ministry Support

Members of Ascension needing ministry support can request assistance by clicking here.

Community Resources

For Those In Need

Click here for a list of community resources offering assistance to those in need.

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726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601


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