For almost 60 years the Church of the Ascension has served God by reaching out to our neighbours in caring and supportive ways with the love of Christ. We are a community of ordinary people working to build a better world. We want to get to know you so that we can serve and support you in practical and meaningful ways just as Jesus did when he lived on earth.

You can help us by completing a short survey at: www.surveymonkey.com. You can learn more about our programs and ministries on this website, however, the reality of life at the Ascension is deeper and richer than a website can ever convey. Come find out!



Autumn the favourite time of year for many people. Regardless of how good or bad the summer may have been, the autumn brings with it a renewed sense of purpose and an energy that is invigorating.  Though we call this season “Thanksgiving”, for Christians, life and living is thanksgiving, offered to an awesome God who so generously cares and provides for all our needs. St. Paul in  1 Thessalonians 5:5 reminds us that we are all Children of Light and Children of the Day; not of darkness, destined not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.  He encourages us therefore to build each other up in faith and love and to be thankful for the hope we have in our salvation.

Studies show that those who live in a state of thanksgiving whether they be 3 or 103 display stronger immune systems, have lower blood pressure, are more optimistic and are more generous, compassionate and outgoing people! An attitude of thanksgiving acknowledges that we are interdependent upon one another and that indeed all the blessings we enjoy come from God as we say each Sunday:  all things come from Thee, and of our own have we given Thee.
Soon it will be Thanksgiving, and then on October 17th the great celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Ascension’s Groundbreaking, All Saints and All Souls, Remembrance, Advent and Christmas, wonderful occasions to offer God our Praise. The Ascension is abuzz with activity in anticipation of these great festivals:  practice for the Fauré Requiem can be heard; preparation for our Service of Remembrance featuring a piper and trumpeter;  the visit of Bishop Patrick Yu on Advent I,Sunday November 29th and very soon rehearsals will begin for our interactive Christmas Pageant!! 
As all this unfolds, the weather is turning colder and more folk in our community will look to us for support and help from our Community Share Food Bank - God knows our needs even before we ask – and will also provide the means to meet that need.  Please pray for the Ascension and its ministry and continue to build each other up in faith and love.



Celebrating the 60th ANNIVERSARY of the Groundbreaking of the Ascension
Saturday, October 17th

All are invited to attend this special evening of Thanksgiving to God for 60 years of ministry in Don Mills. Spread the word and invite family and friends and former parishioners to help make this a memorable evening.


New Sessions begin in September.  Contact the church office for information.
Life has many transitions and we face challenges at every stage of life. The transitions we undergo can be difficult: the death of a loved one or moving into a retirement home may not necessarily be recognizable as our own physical and mental strength and weakens. What is going on as we age? Are we prepared?

Dr. Peter Cranston and Deacon Dr. Derek Davidson will lead us in several discussions that will inform and hopefully help us prepare for our futures.


A child friendly space is now available for use each Sunday for children to learn of the love of Jesus using age-appropriate arts and crafts, play, songs and stories from the Bible.


Both the Ascension Choir and the Contemporary Choir are always welcoming of new members. At this time, the Ascension Choir is in need of male voices (both Tenor and Bass). The Contemporary Choir is open to all voice types.
Anyone wishing to join in this special ministry, please contact our Music Director, Lawrence Green at 416-444-8881 or email ascension@ca.inter.net