The Ascent Movement started 60 years ago by a retired catholic gentleman in Paris who noted that many of the mass attendees of his age group just attended mass and sadly went home afterwards without talking to anybody. He decided to change this and arranged to meet with some of them after mass for coffee. Out of this was born the Ascent movement for Christians in their middle and later years to meet for friendship and Christian fellowship.
The movement became international obtaining Papal Recognition and came to the UK just over 40 years ago by the magnificently inspired efforts of the current Southern region Vice President Paula Conrad.
Hearing of the movement parishioners Mike O’Connor and Harry Murray were inspired to form a meeting group in St Swithuns Parish, Southsea in March 1997. Monthly Group meetings were started in the Parish Hall with hymns; prayer; guest speaker, spiritual and inspiring readings with additional outings and lunches.
The current leadership since 2011 has now had to retire but wishing for this Southsea Group to continue asks for any St Swithuns’ parishioner or Catholic in the Portsmouth area feeling so inspired to consider offering themselves for leadership of this group. All help would be given for those wishing to take on this role.
Please contact Robert or Eileen Steward on 02392 833690 or email on email@example.com for further information and details
Thanks Sincerely Robert Steward