A Catholic marriage ceremony may either be a ‘Nuptial Mass’ or a ‘Wedding Ceremony’, and must be witnessed by a Priest or a Deacon. The sacrament of Marriage is important for the wider community because it reminds us of the faithful, never-ending love that God has for humanity and highlights the giving-unto-death love that was so much a part of Jesus’ living and dying.


The Sacrament of Marriage is celebrated in a Parish Church. The couple will be asked to undertake a marriage preparation programme. Please complete the form on the most appropriate location for more information and bookings.


Marriage Preparation Courses

SmartLoving Engaged is an online Catholic marriage preparation course for engaged couples. Consisting of 9 lessons, a couple can progress through the course at their own pace and will receive a certificate of completion at the end. 

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Marriage Enrichment 

Your marriage is a living thing. It needs nourishment if it is to grow and develop over your lifetime. No matter how many years you’ve been married, there’s always something new to discover! Below are some suggestions for you to explore:

SmartLoving The Marriage Kit – Investing in your marriage is a life-long commitment. Now, it’s easier than ever to access world-class marriage formation from your home that is practical and engaging. This online course of five lessons is tailored to couples seeking a lasting, passionate relationship. 

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Marriage Support

All marriages go through ups and downs. Sometimes, it can be very lonely in a marriage and you might be feeling anxious or uncertain about what you can do to get your relationship back on track we encourage you to explore the resources available to you below.

SmartLoving BreakThrough – Provides spouses in difficult marriages powerful tools to bring hope and healing to their situations through an online course and optional coaching.
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