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Spiritual Growth Opportunities for Adults

The Church of the Ascension offers a number of prayer groups, Bible studies, classes, and education courses to engage individuals at every stage of their spiritual journey.

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Bible Studies

Men’s Bible Study

We host an ecumenical men's Bible study every Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the parish hall. We begin with singing praises to God, study the Bible for 30 minutes, and end with a time of prayer for the world and ourselves. We finish at 7:30 a.m. as we go out into the world to serve Christ. As the founder of the group, Vic Wickman, says, "we meet every Thursday until Jesus returns."

Women’s Bible Study and Intercessory Prayer

The Women's Intercessory Prayer group meets in the Green Room every Thursday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Bring open hearts, as we pray for parish members, our clergy and staff, those near and far, who are in sorrow, need or sickness, or any other adversity throughout the world. We always welcome new members.

Courses & Retreats


Cursillo, a Spanish word meaning "short course", is a diocesan retreat, which helps those in the church understand their individual calling to be Christian leaders. It takes place at DaySpring Conference Center in Parrish, Florida, beginning on a Thursday evening and ending on Sunday. During the three days, participants hear a variety of talks from laypersons and clergy, strengthen their faith, and gain a deeper understanding of the teachings of Jesus. In order to attend, you must apply and receive approval from the priest.


Rectors Forum

Sundays at 9am from September through June. Join Father Jim as he explores exciting and differing aspects of our faith journey as well as the challenges our world brings us as Christians.

Ascension 101

Learn what it means to be an Episcopalian. Learn what it means to be a member of Church of the Ascension. Classes take place 4 times a year at 9am on Sundays.

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701 Orange Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33756


8:00am: Rite One,Holy Eucharist with Music
10:00am: Rite Two,Holy Eucharist with Choir
5:00pm: Rite Two,Holy Eucharist with Music

12 Noon: Healing Service with Holy Eucharist