So you want to get married? Congratulations!
The most important part of the preparation for your marriage is truly understanding the sacrament and the lifelong commitment you are making to each other. In order that you can prepare properly there are several options available to you.
In the first instance contact your parish priest. He will support you through this time and enable you to get the most from the preparation. He may do the preparation himself or he may refer you to a team of lay people who will work with you.Often these are within your own parish or deanery but any of them would be able to help you.
The following parishes all run their own marriage preparation using the diocesan course delivered by lay couples and the priest. They are often willing to accomodate nearby parishoners.
Chichester: 01243 782343
Sacred Heart Hove: 01273 732843
Worth: 01342 710313
Epsom: 01342 723573
Guildford: 01483 562704
Esher: 01372 462451
The Nativity of the Lord: 01737 761017
Woking: 01483 760652
Worthing: 01903 200416
Alternatively you may find Marriage Care
offers you the preparation you require:
Crawley and Redhill Centre
These courses need to be booked in advance, please contact Jane Gooderson – E-mail: [email protected]
or Tel: 01293 516758. The day starts at 09.45 and we aim to finish by 4.30 p.m. Lunch is included. The cost is £65.00 per couple. The courses are run by Crawley and Redhill Marriage Care
Marriage preparation courses run by Catholic Marriage Care Volunteers are available at DABCEC in Crawley on the following dates in 2016: Saturday 29th October
Need to talk?
All relationships have ups and downs, but sometimes they can get a bit stuck and it’s hard to talk things through or get to a positive solution. That’s when help from a skilled couple relationship counsellor can make all the difference. Whether you are feeling things just aren’t quite right or whether you are encountering serious difficulties, we are here to listen and to support you towards a positive outcome.
Our relationship counselling service is delivered through one or more 50 minute sessions. Sessions are usually face-to-face and are completely confidential.