Our Vision

Hearts on Fire with a Vision for growth

Balham Hill: The Ascension


Malwood Road
Balham Hill

Location map

Parish website

Parish Contacts

The Revd Marcus Gibbs (Vicar)

5 Rossiter Road
London. SW12 9RY

E-mail: office@ascensionbalham.org

Revd Alex Williams (Curate)
E-mail: office@ascensionbalham.org

Dorothy Penniecooke (Permission to Officiate) SSM
E-mail: office@ascensionbalham.org

Parish office

Ascension Balham Hill,
Malwood Road,
London SW12 8EN

Tel: 020-8675 8626
E-mail: office@ascensionbalham.org

Parish website: ascensionbalham.org

Sunday Services

10.30am - Worship for All Ages

Other activities:
Children's Church (Sundays),
Toddler Group
Connect Groups - our home groups, Alpha, Prayer Team, Worship Team, monthly Dads and Kids, Marriage Course, Soulfit, Money Course, Love Balham

Disabled access, toilets, crèche, induction loop.

Further details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the church website.


Tradition: Open Evangelical

Patron: The Bishop

Deanery: Tooting

Archdeaconry: Wandsworth

Episcopal Area: Kingston

Diocesan Record Office: London Metropolitan Archives

Introduction to parish

At the Ascension you will find a very mixed group of people, discovering together the difference that a relationship with God through Jesus makes to their lives, and trying to work out what it means to be a vibrant Christian community, living in South West London in the 21st Century.

We are an Anglican Church within the Diocese of Southwark and the Deanery of Tooting, serving a mainly residential parish on the south side of Clapham Common. Evangelical and charismatic but with openness to other traditions.

At the heart of our church life is a desire to worship God, to grow in our knowledge and experience of him, and to serve him with passion and commitment. In particular, we want to help others to experience some of the meaning and purpose in life that we have found through Jesus.

Please take this opportunity to browse our site and find out about our mission and the varied ways in which this is worked out in practice. But further to that we would love to have you join us for a service or another event where we can get to know you better.

Details of the church

Internal photo

Built: 1883 - 90
Architect: Arthur Cawston
Not listed

The church was built in the late nineteenth century with south transepts added latterly during the construction period.  The interior has slender octagonal piers without capitals with large transepts and a narrow east aisle.

The church has been reordered to provide a central, smaller worship area that maintains the original sanctuary.