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Contact/Directions/Campus

Mailing Address
Episcopal Church of the Ascension
205 S. Summit Ave.
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20877-2315

Email: eca@ascensionmd.org
Phone: 301.948.0122
Fax: 301.926.9012

If you have a pastoral emergency after hours call Rev. Javier at 301.801.4347.

Prayer requests
Fill out a yellow prayer request card on the table in the entryway or email the office.

Staff
Priest-in-Charge- The Rev. Javier Ocampo
Interim Organist and Choir Director – Clarice Snyder
Parish Administrator – Lin Keene

See the full staff list on the Leadership/Staff page.

Map/Directions

The Church of the Ascension is located near Old Town Gaithersburg at the intersection of Summit Avenue and Route 355 (Rockville Pike).

Parking at Ascension

Church Parking

Ascension’s Campus

Founded in 1882 as a mission of Christ Church – Rockville, Ascension is the oldest church in Gaithersburg. As Gaithersburg grew (now the largest city in Montgomery county), so did Ascension.

The modern brick main church was built in 1982, followed a decade later by the education/administration building.

Ascension Chapel, our historic home on this corner, underwent a major renovation beginning in the late 1990’s. This newly refurbished building was put back into service in 2003 and added much needed worship and meeting space for our growing congregation. We offer a variety of services in this historic space, from small weddings and funerals to Sunday morning worship for as many as 100 people.