The Church of the Ascension is a wonderful community oasis that has been serving the community since 1846. 

Please join us as we seek to love God and our neighbor as ourselves.

Whether you are rich or poor, a city slicker or country bumpkin; a new arrival or a life long Brooklynite; liberal or conservative; LGBTQ, straight; filled with doubts or certain in your Faith: there is a place for you at Ascension. Welcome!



We do theological and scriptural study deploying critical thought; creativity and existential wrestlings. The ground rules are as follows: we come with an open mind, and you stay as long or short as you like, just get up and go when you have to

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Sunday Service

Sunday service consists or readings, a brief homily, some hymns and communion. The service lasts about 50 minutes total. Kids welcome and we have a kids area for them with coloring books etc so they be present in a way that works for them and their parents.

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Choir practice

We have a small choir forming. Right now they just help with supporting the hymn singing and once the group feels ready they may move on to more types of singing where the service allows. Singers of all ability welcome. If you can't sing but always wanted to sing in "public" then join in and lip sync.

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Outreach programs

We are a small church but we try to have a big heart. We have founded a Mobile Soup Kitchen and Social Service office, the ANGELMOBILE that serves 1,000 meals a week all over North Brooklyn and brings a busload of hope and love for all in need. We have also just built a brand new commercial kitchen to locally source and cook food. Go here to find out how you can help

Also, every Saturday we help host a "community meal" for those who desire one. To get connected with this work Click here

Office Phone 

Fr. John Merz - (718) 389-3831


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