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Preparing for marriage

The Church insists that engaged people should prepare as well as possible for married life, and every parish offers courses to help people think about their vows and their married life together, and to help them prepare for their wedding day.

In 2019 the obligatory course for couples in our parish who are hoping to marry will take place at St Francis on two Sunday afternoons, each time from 3.00pm until 4.30pm. The first meeting is on Sunday 10th February, and Part Two is on Sunday 24th February, God willing.  

Couples are also encouraged, additionally, to take part in the pre-marriage courses arranged by Marriage Care and Engaged Encounter. Natural family planning training is also available.

Please bring this information to the attention of anyone whom you think might be wishing to marry in 2019 or 2020, and who might not see this web page; even if they have already made contact with Fr Martin.

Please remember in your prayers all those preparing to exchange their lifelong vows of faithful love.