Become a marriage preparation course facilitator

Are you passionate about healthy marriages? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals or couples to present our marriage preparation courses for those getting married in the Catholic Church.

You will ideally have a background in facilitating groups and essentially have an understanding of the Catholic/Christian values of marriage. We ask for a commitment to prepare and deliver 3 courses per year and attend centre and training meetings as necessary. In return we provide you with full training and a committed local team making a real difference to relationships, support from the national support team and a challenging role in a dynamic and exciting organisation.

The training

The marriage preparation course facilitator training takes place over three days, usually on consecutive weekends. The course content includes the basic psychology of marriage and intimate relationships; basic group management skills and presentation skills and what it means to be married in the Catholic Church. Successful participants will undergo a probationary period, working as part of a team on two marriage preparation courses. Upon successful completion of the probationary period you will receive your marriage preparation course facilitator certificate and will be able to start co-leading courses.

Further information and how to apply

If you are interested in this role, please download the documents on this page for more information and email: volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk letting us know where you are based – so we can check that your local centre has a vacancy. Once you are happy to apply please fill in the form and send your completed application form to volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk.

All suitable applications will be sent on to the local centre team who will conduct interviews. If successful at centre-interview and upon receipt of a suitable reference you will be recommended for training and will be booked a place on the next training course with availability.

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Having had an interest in marriage preparation, I did the training and started working with other colleagues from my local centre. It is amazing to see young people (and some not so young!) come on our courses, perhaps with some trepidation or even reluctance, and see them learn and grow, and find out how to build and develop their relationship - something that was missing for me when I married.”

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