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Preparing Together course dates
St Joseph’s Church Hall, 67 Purewell, Christchurch, Bournemouth, Dorset BH23 1EH
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Dates coloured purple above are fully booked.
Please note that courses are often booked up several months in advance, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Individual FOCCUS sessions can usually be arranged at a time to suit you.
Dorset BH2 6DX
Additional counselling venues
Current opportunities at the Christchurch centre
Marriage Preparation Course Facilitator
Are you passionate about healthy marriages? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals or couples who have an understanding of and positive commitment to the values of Christian marriage to present our marriage preparation courses for those getting married in the Church.
We get great feedback from couples attending our courses and from our volunteers.
Qualified Experienced Relationship Counsellor
Are you a qualified relationship counsellor with over 150 hours of relationship counselling experience?
Would you like to help us in our mission to support couples in distress – with professional relationship counselling – regardless of their ability to pay? We welcome applications from people who share our passion for relationship health and who respect and are willing to engage with our values.
All of our counsellors offer a minimum of 84 counselling sessions per year – that’s just two hours of your time per week – two hours that could make a tremendous difference to the lives of couples and individuals in your community.
Do you enjoy meeting people and putting them at their ease?
Do you like to assist with the smooth running of events and help teams in service-delivery? We are looking for a friendly, people-person to help assist with registration and catering on marriage preparation course days, or other specific promotion or publicity events or team-meetings as necessary.
Are you are a good communicator with experience of marriage within the Catholic Church? If so you could train to be a FOCCUS© Facilitator and use this questionnaire based relationship tool to help prepare couples for the lifelong commitment of marriage and understand their relationship better.