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


February 2nd  ~ The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, 5:30pm

The liturgy includes a blessing of candles. A simple soup supper follows. 

February 17th ~ Youth Movie Night, 6pm

Our youth and chaperones will head to Winston-Salem to catch a new release on the big screen!

February 21st ~ A Public Service of Healing, 5:30pm

As we prepare our hearts and minds for Lent with prayers for reconciliation, we will also prepare our bodies with Holy Unction, or sacramental anointing. 

Mardi Gras Celebration, 6:10pm

The venerable tradition returns! Join us as we enjoy breakfast for dinner and King Cake with friends from St. Clement’s, Good Shepherd, and Galloway Memorial.  

February 22nd ~ Ash Wednesday, 5:30pm

A solemn day of fasting and prayer. Our liturgy will include the imposition of ashes. 

February 26th ~ The First Sunday In Lent, 11am

The Great Litany will precede the Holy Eucharist.