Find & Contact Us


We are located at 633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, east of Fenton Street and west of Piney Branch Road, just southeast of downtown Silver Spring.

Parking is available on the circle in front of the church, on nearby streets, and on Sundays in the elementary school lot behind Ascension on Silver Spring Avenue. There are designated handicapped spaces on the church circle and we try to save the circle spaces on Sundays for those who need to park closest.

The No. 16 Ride On bus from the Silver Spring Metro station stops right near the church and runs approximately every 25 minutes, including on Sundays.

Church of the Ascension

Contact Us

You may contact the parish office by phone at 301-587-3272 or email at

Staff emails are listed below. To learn more about our staff, please click on the link for Clergy, Staff & Vestry.

The Rev. Dr. Joan E. Beilstein, Rector

The Rev. Terri Murphy, Deacon & Director of Religious Education

Bailey Joy Myers, Director of Music Ministries


There is a stair-free entrance to the left as you face the church from Sligo Avenue. Follow the path around to the left to find the ramp.

There is also an elevator up from the lower level for those entering from the rear of the church on Silver Spring Avenue. The elevator is at the far end of the corridor.