Because of the current severe risk from Coronavirus, and because the size of our church means that only very limited numbers can be accommodated safely, we have taken the decision that no services will be held in the Church of the Ascension until it is safe to do so.

Father Kosmas will live-stream services from his home on Sundays and Feast Days so that all of us can come together in prayer and worship, even if we cannot be together physically. The following services will be live streamed this week:

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent (Eve)
Our Holy Mother, Mary of Egypt

6.30 pm: Great Vespers

To follow the live streamed service, please click here.

SUNDAY 18th APRIL 2021
Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
Our Holy Mother, Mary of Egypt

10.30 am: Third and Sixth Hours
10.50 am: Typika

To follow the live streamed service, please click here.

The text and music for the services are available on the Praying together at home page for those who wish to follow the words of the services or to join in with the singing.

Father Kosmas is very sorry that he is unable to serve in church at this stage of the Coronavirus pandemic: he is regarded as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’, and is currently required to shield. It is not safe for him to travel to Rugby, or to serve in church.

There will be no Liturgy in our church and no opportunity to make your confession here until Father Kosmas is able to serve again.

If you would like to speak to Father Kosmas, or to ask him to pray with you by telephone, please contact him: Phone 01902 422944 / Mobile 07960 517266 / Email

When our church is open
In order to keep us as safe as possible, and to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19, everyone who comes to the church must follow strict rules for social distancing, hygiene, etc. If you are planning to come to the church, please click here to see the rules that you must follow.

If you think that you or a member of your household has Coronavirus, please do not come to church. For more information about Coronavirus, or to check whether you have symptoms, look here.

If you are clinically vulnerable (i.e. aged 70 or older, or aged under 70 with an underlying health condition) you are strongly urged to  the NHS advice before deciding whether to come to church, and to follow the guidance about keeping yourself safe.

ENGLISH – COVID-19 Guidance / Română – Sfaturi privind COVID-19 / РУССКИЙ – COVID-19 инструкция / ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ – COVID-19 Guidance / LATVISKI – COVID-19 norādījumi