Holy Ascension was dedicated in 1854 to serve the small rural community of Upton by Chester.
Upton is a mainly residential northern suburb of the historic City of Chester, bounded to the north by open country and Chester Zoo. It has three churches - Holy Ascension (Anglican), United Reformed and Baptist. Also nearby in Newton are St Michael's (Anglican), Kingsway Chapel and St Columba (Roman Catholic).
Upton has four pubs, one hotel, one railway station, three shopping areas, an 18-hole golf course, four primary schools, a Specialist Educational Needs College and one large comprehensive school, also a sports field with tennis courts, a children's playground and a bowling green, and an adjacent library, youth club and GP surgery - and much more!
The Countess of Chester Hospital, Plas Newton sports facilities and the Dale Army Camp are nearby.
The purpose of the Church of Holy Ascension in Upton is:
'To be the people of God in this place, committed to Christ, to one another and to Service in the community; together, we worship God with joy and love and with openness to renewal by the Holy Spirit'