Ascension Episcopal Church

Amherst, Virginia

A parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

All are welcome!

The mission of Ascension Church is to worship God, guided by the Spirit, by the love and teachings of Jesus, and by Episcopal tradition; to love and support one another as Christ loves us; and to support and serve our neighbors in Amherst and beyond.

Morning Prayer is every Sunday at 11 a.m.


Pentecost - Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 11 a.m. with The Reverend Jeannette Pillsbury.

Trinity - Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 11 a.m. with The Reverend Cathy Montgomery.

Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 11 a.m. with The Reverend Jeannette Pillsbury.

Join us for worship in-person every Sunday at 11 a.m. or by Zoom. For more information on Zoom service, please contact Brooke Vandervelde at

Regular Activities

The Reverend Jeannette Pillsbury,  our priest for pastoral care, is available in the Parish Hall each Tuesday. Contact her by email for specific hours.

The men’s breakfast meets every Friday morning in the Parish Hall. Coffee call at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8 a.m. Bible study at 8:30 a.m. Contact Kinny Kinnier for information.

Our centering prayer group welcomes everyone. We meet virtually on Saturdays at 8 a.m. Contact Dena Lee for information.

Join our Meals On Wheels group! To learn more, email Rebecca Keith.

Women's Bible Study group will meet on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall starting in May 8, 2024. Contact Zoe Rogers.

Church Bazaar

Saturday June 15, 2024

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.