Marriage preparation is key to ensuring that marriages begin healthily and remain not only functional but life-giving. Such preparation offers the space for couples to reflect on the commitment involved. It is intended to be an affirming experience, where couples develop a deeper understanding of one another and discern their readiness to enter married life. If you are recently engaged and/or are seriously considering being married in the Church you can find out more about marriage preparation by getting in touch with your local parish priest or contacting Deacon Rob Wareing who is our diocesan lead for Marriage and Family Life.
Tel: 07841 530991
Marriage Preparation through Marriage Care (marriagecare.org.uk)
There are four options for marriage preparation either face-to-face or online; each option provides the structure, content, venues and cost and links to how to search and book a course. A Certificate of Attendance, which will be required by your home parish, is awarded at the end of each of the options. A helpful note on ‘Guidance for couples marrying within the Catholic Church’ can be found on the same Marriage Preparation page.
Click here for a direct link: Getting married | Marriage preparation | Marriage Care.
Your parish may have a copy of the Guidelines for the Preparation of Couples for Marriage produced by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales which will provide useful information if you are considering getting married in the Catholic Church. To view a copy speak to your parish priest or contact Deacon Rob Wareing by email: email@example.com.