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Our Networks

As one parish in the midst of our great city, we value partnering with others for the sake of the gospel. Our partnerships provide resources that enhance and sustain our local ministry and allow us to join with other churches, leveraging our resources, for advancing God’s kingdom through church planting.

Please read more about the different networks we partner with below.

Some of our Sister Parishes

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Ascension and her sister churches, Church of the Resurrection on Capitol Hill and Church of the Advent in Columbia Heights and Brookland, have partnered together to form RenewDC , a gospel-centered movement establishing neighborhood churches throughout metro-Washington. RenewDC is distinctively Anglican, intentionally local, prayerfully hopeful, and simply Christian. The clergy of RenewDC meet weekly for prayer and mutual encouragement.

Our Bishop

Bishop Steve Breedlove is the Bishop Ordinary of our Diocese. To read more about Bp. Steve’s bio, click his picture above or go here.

Our Diocese

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The Diocese of Christ our Hope (formerly PEARUSA, the Missionary District of Rwanda) seeks to to plant, build, and equip disciple-making Anglican churches, their people, and those who serve them. Our denominational home affords us a helpful platform to engage our post-Christian culture with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The primary way we pursue this passion is through church planting. Our unique commitment to starting churches is reflected in our diocesan organizational structures, theological commitments, and fiscal values. Our goal is to complement and expand the work of the ACNA through our unique mission.

Our Province

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The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) unites some 100,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada into a single Church. It is an emerging Province in the global Anglican Communion. ACNA was initiated at the request of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in June 2008 and formally recognized by the GAFCON Primates – leaders of Anglican Churches representing 70 percent of the active Anglicans globally – on April 16, 2009.

Members of the ACNA are in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity. As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by and centered on our church’s classic formularies – the Creeds, the Book of Common Prayer (1662), and the Thirty-nine Articles – which all point back to the authority of the Scriptures and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition. Additionally, the ACNA wholeheartedly embraces the Jerusalem Declaration, the founding declaration of the global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans.

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