Whatever your background, you have a place with us. We are a congregation drawn from many ethnic, theological, economic, and political backgrounds. We are young and old, single and coupled, poor and rich, conservative and liberal, catholic and protestant, native born and immigrant, white and people of color, gay and heterosexual. We truly are a house of prayer for all people!

The Church of the Ascension is blessed with an historic church building and an active congregation that emphasizes ministry to young people. Our warm and vibrant worship blends the Episcopal tradition with contemporary spirituality. We are active in the broader life of our community and support numerous outreach projects.

Please join us as we worship on Sundays at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Our order of worship is drawn from the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church in the United States. The Book of Common Prayer is made up entirely of direct quotes and paraphrases of Holy Scripture. During worship, everyone present is encouraged to share Christ’s peace and to receive the bread and wine of communion. We believe these actions of community inclusion are fundamental to Christian worship. We join hands with those around us for the Our Father, another act of community inclusion. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate as fully as possible in our worship.

8:00 a.m. service is a forty-five minute spoken service.

10:00 am service includes music, which is drawn from a variety of traditional and contemporary praise sources with the Chancel and Bell Choirs.

We hope that you will worship with us.

To learn more, visit us or give us a call:

Episcopal Church of the Ascension
3717 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, Delaware
(302) 798-6683


We are one of three Episcopal Churches, Calvary Hillcrest and Grace Episcopal Church, joined together to form the Brandywine Collaborative Ministries. To learn more about the BCM click here:  Brandywine Collaborative Ministry Profile

Go to: www.bcmde.org to see our Brandywine Collaborative Ministries Profile