Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

We are a parish of the Diocese of North Carolina, which is part of the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. Our Anglican tradition is the third largest family of churches in Christianity, after Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. We seek to embody a way of following Jesus that is rooted in Word and Sacrament, in the footsteps of the Apostles. In the spirit of a generous and inclusive orthodoxy, we welcome all people into our midst, finding our unity in the worship of the Holy Trinity and the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

The Church of the Ascension welcomes all people who seek the love of God, regardless of ability, age, race, economic circumstance, ethnic background, family configuration, gender identity, nationality, or sexual orientation. As a parish family, we aim to “seek and serve Christ in all persons . . . strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” (Book of Common Prayer, 305)

Visit us at:

Church of the Ascension

183 Fork Bixby Road

Advance, NC 27006

Phone: (336) 998-0857

Join us on Facebook at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension at Fork

Sunday Schedule

10am Faith Formation for All Ages

11am Holy Eucharist

Coffee fellowship follows the 11am liturgy, in the Parish Hall


March 1 ~ Evening Prayer, Lenten Programming begins, 5:30pm

Lenten Programming will continue on the Wednesdays in Lent; March 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. We will study the Lord’s Prayer using materials from the monks of the Society of St. John the Evangelist.

March 4 ~ Parish Lenten Workday, 10am

Join us as we tidy up several areas inside our buildings. This activity is suitable for kids and adults.  

March 24 ~ Eve of Annunciation, 5:30pm

Join us for a vigil celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation, with a festal Eucharist at 5:30pm. A seafood dinner at a local restaurant will follow for all who wish to join.

March 5, 12, 19 & 26 ~ Sundays in Lent, 10am & 11am

Join us for Christian formation at 10am and Eucharist at 11am.