Robert Steward and his wife Eileen are the joint leaders of the Ascent Group (Life Ascending) and it will be our 10th year as such in 2020.
There is printed blurb available on the Ascent Groups purpose but sufficient to say that it is a Catholic-Christian Fellowship Group for those in their later years for friendship, fellowship, interesting talks, outings and devotional readings, hymns and prayers. All of our group are pensioners and generally frequent daily mass attendees.
The Table below show all our activity for next year in general outline.
In Outline – For 2020 there is no meeting in January, meetings in the Church Hall for Feb. March and April on the 4th Monday of the month from 2-15pm.
In May an outing. In June and July meetings in the Church Hall. In August a garden tea party or an outing.
In September, October and November meetings in the Church Hall and in December a pre-Christmas lunch outing. Other outings may be arranged.
|Date||Starts at||Location||Topic||Guest Speakers|
|January 2020||NO MEETINGS IN January 2020|
|February 24th Monday 2020||2:15pm||St Swithun’s Church Hall||Hampshire Search & Rescue – Different type of Volunteer||Trevor Vidler [firstname.lastname@example.org]- (Collection)
The first Ascent meeting this year 2020 will take place in the Church Hall on Monday February the 24th from 2-15pm. The guest speaker talk and presentation will be on the “Hampshire Search and Rescue”, a voluntary registered charity that assists the police and other agencies in searching for vulnerable missing persons. All welcome to attend this event.
|March 23rd Monday 2020||2:15pm||St Swithun’s Church Hall||St John Ambulance||Christine Atkinson-County President Hants and Mrs Beverley Stotesbury OStJ Cert Ed –Training [email@example.com]- 07944 036478&– 01420 588328 (Collection)|
|April 27th Monday 2020||2:15pm||St Swithun’s Church Hall||(Portsmouth History -Talk TBD||Dr John Stedman, Portsmouth Library & Archives Service )
|May 2020 – TBD||2:15pm||No Hall Meeting –Trip to be arranged||Proposed trip to TBD||Bus Hire £? – Entry per person £? Arrive for ?am (Lunch self funding)|
|June 22nd Monday 2020||2:15pm||St Swithun’s Church Hall||The Historic Knit|| Joyce Meader
Tel- 02380265625 – (Donation)
|July 27th Monday 2020||2:15pm||St Swithun’s Church Hall||Second Talk- History of Southampton||Andrew Negus
firstname.lastname@example.org – (Donation)
|August 2020 – TBD||2:15pm||No Hall Meeting –August Tea to be arranged||Garden Party or Trip TBD||(Collection for Church Funds)|
|September 28th Monday 2020||2:15pm||St Swithun’s Church Hall||‘Talk TBD’ –|
|October 26th Monday 2020||2:15pm||St Swithun’s Church Hall||‘Talk TBD’ –|
|November 23rd Monday 2020||2:15pm||St Swithun’s Church Hall||“Musical Entertainment”||Norman & Dave Folk Guitar
02392 731578 (Donation for Lotus & Rowans )
|December 2020 – TBD||2:15pm||No Hall Meeting – Pre-Christmas Sunday Lunch||“Pre-Christmas Sunday Carvery Lunch”||Royal Beach Hotel 12-30 for 1pm|
Meetings follow the pattern of starting with a hymn and the Ascent Group prayer and then a guest speaker on a topic that may be on an aspect of the Faith or an interesting subject or a Charity.
After tea, biscuits and question and answer time the speaker generally leaves and our meeting continues with our agenda topics, spiritual readings, prayers and final hymn.