The Episcopal Church of the Ascension

you are welcome here just as you are Brooklyn, NY
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Who We Are

Whether you are conservative, liberal, rich, dead broke, old, young, straight, gay, arriving with a busload of kids, entering alone, firm in your faith or filled with doubts, you are welcome at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension just as you are.

About Us

Traditional (Hymnals & Choir)







127 Kent St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

(718) 389-3831


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Leadership View all

John Merz

John Merz

Before coming to Ascension I served as an Assistant Priest at the Church of the Transfiguration NYC, on the staff of the Diocese of NY as Episcopal Chaplain to NYU and the surrounding campuses and as an Assisting Priest at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin Times Square. As no bio captures a person I will leave you with a few other tidbits or deep commitments: I was a basketball maniac for much of my life, and I have NBA season tickets. I was and am a devotee of hip hop music though my tastes run more old school than contemporary unless it resembles the hey-day of east coast rap. I am a devotee or archetypal psychology and a reader in esoteric religious practices. For more about me, check out our Website. Peace

What Members Say Add your voice

  • This is a great community with a great leader in the Rev. John Merz. The church itself is beautiful--tucked away on a lovely street in Greenpoint--and is the oldest church in Greenpoint, having been established in 1846. I attend the Sunday 5pm service, which is casual and contemplative. We are a growing community of open-minded people. Come check, check, check us out.
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