Marriage Preparation

The Marriage Preparation Course is absolutely superb, but don’t just take our word for it,  come and see for yourselves!!

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Many couples invest a huge amount of time into their wedding that lasts only a day, but how many couples invest in their marriage which is designed to last a lifetime?

We firmly believe in marriage, and we want to provide you with the best start possible; which is why we offer the Marriage Preparation Course.

The course is specifically designed to develop a firm foundation for a lasting marriage. Over five separate evenings, running from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, we look at a number of important skills which will enable you to make your marriage work. 

In particular, we will cover:

•  the importance of commitment
•  how to recognise and appreciate your differences
•  the art of communication
•  how to resolve conflict
•  the importance of spending time together
•  nurturing your friendship
•  making each other feel loved
•  developing a good sexual relationship
•  the importance of talking about your goals, values and dreams

The evenings are very relaxed. You sit with your fiancé, watch a DVD presentation and work through exercises together from booklets.  We supply music and refreshments to make your evening more enjoyable.

The End of Course Banquet

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The scene is set, the tables are laid and the starters are being prepared.

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Twenty eight people sat down to a sumptuous five course meal with wine.

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Chef Jonathan serving the salmon course, together with Chief Flower Arranger Hillary displaying details of possible flower arrangements, and Organist David passing on some crucial advice concerning hymns and suitable music for the ceremony.  David has recently produced a simple advice sheet which sets out the overall process, and seeks to assist you in making the most suitable choices for your personal situation:  Music at Weddings Advice Sheet.

The Vicar will advise you when the next course begins.