The Church of the Ascension is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, which combines Catholic and reformed traditions, and has been at its location in Rockville Centre since 1885. The Sunday mass at 8 am is a quiet one with a brief homily. It's 10:30 am Sunday mass is more celebratory, with its large choir under the direction of Ken Dyer performing music from Gregorian chants to spiritual hymns. Sunday School at 10:15 am is headed by Sue Carley. The Church's Interim Priest-in-Charge is The Rev. Robert Herrick.