Marriage is one of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church and is the only one where the participants are the ministers. For any couple the decision to marry is a life-changing step. In the Sacrament of Matrimony they are inviting God to break into their relationship as a helper and a guide. The gift of the Holy Spirit, and the grace of the sacrament will be a support throughout their lives, in times of joy and times of trial.

Couples planning to marry should make an appointment to see Fr Dominic at least six months before the proposed wedding date, as a great deal of administration must be completed before a Catholic marriage can take place. They will also attend a course on Marriage Preparation, and these take place in the parish three times a year. The courses begin on Friday evenings 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm and continues Saturdays 10.00 am to 3.30 pm. They focus on the couples’ relationship and their hopes, give an understanding of the Sacrament of Matrimony and a deeper awareness of their future, life-long, commitment.

Marriage preparation courses for 2021

  • We are waiting to finalise the dates for next year

These will be held at St Teresa’s Parish Centre at 7:30-10:30 pm (first day) and 10:30 am – 3:30 pm (second day). Cost is just £50 per couple payable by cash or cheque (we regret that we do not have the facility to take card payments).

To book a place on the course, complete the Marriage Preparation  Course Booking Form.

2 Comments, RSS

  • Genia Murray

    says on:
    November 7, 2018 at 8:33 pm


    My fiance and I would like to attend your next marriage preparation course.

    Please can you let us know when the next course will take place and if it would be possible for us to be enrolled?

    Many Thanks,


    • timbertwig

      says on:
      November 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      Hello Genia. The next marriage preparation course will be on 15-16 February 2018. Please contact call the parish office for further details.