Welcome to our website. Our mission statement declares that the Parish of Bitterne Park believes in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and is a community dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus by radical inclusive hospitality, healing, reconciliation and wholeness.
We have two church buildings in the Parish; the Ascension Centre, Thorold Road, Southampton, SO18 1HZ and All Hallows Church, Witts Hill.
Every Sunday you are invited to refreshments after the 9.30 am. service or before the 11.00 am. service.
We're running a photo competition to raise money for the parish. Find out how to enter here.
A June letter from Jenny, our Reader:
It is 3 years since The Windows café opened at the Ascension. I thought I would help set it up for 3 months and hand over to someone else, but God had other plans for me. Here I am after 3 years still as manager.It has become not only an important part of my ministry but also of the Church‘s mission to the community. It took courage for people to walk into the café as, being part of a church, they expected to see people studying their bibles. They soon found that we offer not only delicious cakes etc., but a bright, music- free area and the welcome of many friendly faces.
The love of Christ permeates this place. As one person said, sitting out on the balcony in the sun (it has happened) “This is like heaven and the worship area is always open.” Visitors have enjoyed looking around, with many complimenting the re- ordering project.
There is always the opportunity to sit and pray. I am also around if someone wants prayer. None of this could have happened without a lot of prayer and my really wonderful team of volunteers, who I cannot thank enough. They come from the whole community and have supported each other through difficult times but we have also laughed together.
We have made new friends, but people’s circumstances change for various reasons and I really do need some more people to help. There is no cooking required, just general serving, clearing up etc. for a few hours a month. If you are interested please get in touch with me. Do come and visit us soon.
Love and prayers, Jenny.