The Church of the Ascension

A historic Episcopal Church in Greenwich Village New York, NY
The Church of the Ascension

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12 W 11th Street
New York, NY 10011

(212) 254-8620


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Who We Are


Whether you are drawn to our church for worship; for the beauty of music, art and architecture; or simply for a place of quiet and reflection, we hope you will find what you seek, and sense the presence of the Spirit in this place.

Ascension is an Episcopal church: an open, lively, inclusive community of Christians who gather to proclaim the good news of God’s love for all people. The center of our life together is the Holy Eucharist, which we celebrate on Sundays at 9 am, 11 am (with full choir), and at 7 pm, as well as on weekdays at 6 pm. Please join us- all are invited to the Lord’s Table.

We pray, sing, learn about our faith, and also have a lot of fun. Together we love and serve God and our neighbors, and seek to make a difference in the world. Please, let us know how we can be of service to you. We hope you will join us for worship, and share in our journey of faith.

In Christ’s Peace,
The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell, Rector

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Historic, Multigenerational

Food Pantry, Community Service, Food Pantry, Adult Education

Traditional (Hymnals & Choir), Organ, Psalms a capella






Our Services

What is the community like?
Ascension is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community of people who gather to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to give praise and thanks to God through the beauty of worship, and to love and serve God and our neighbors. Regular worshipers come from Greenwich Village, downtown, uptown, outer boroughs and all over the metro area.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Everyone is welcome to join us for services and parish activities.

Leadership View all

Elizabeth Maxwell

The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell began her ministry as Rector of the Church of the Ascension in January, 2015. She has lived and worked in Manhattan for 25 years, first as Associate Rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Chelsea, which also made her Program Director of the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, the largest emergency feeding program in New York City), and then as Interim Pastor of St. Michael’s Church on the Upper West Side. She is delighted to join with the people of Ascension in discovering and witnessing to the gospel in the heart of Greenwich Village.

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