Care …. needs to be given to immediate preparation for marriage.  Such preparation includes the necessary paper-work and organising the wedding ceremony, but the heart of all preparation should be a positive presentation of the meaning of the sacrament of marriage within the setting of the couple’s relationship with God, their vocation from him, and their involvement in the community of the Church.  (source: Diocesan Pastoral Plan on Marriage)

Please give at least six month’s notice of your intention to marry. Please phone, email or speak to Fr Peter, who will give you an application form. You will be expected to attend a one day Marriage Preparation course, which is usually held at Poringland, as well as a number of preparation sessions with the Parish Priest.