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Getting married? A little preparation can make a big difference.

If you are thinking of getting married our specially designed, thought-provoking and fun marriage preparation courses will equip you with insights and know-how, clarity and confidence to avoid the pitfalls and build the best possible future together.

We offer two options, both delivering excellent but different experiences:

Preparing Together: for couples marrying in the Catholic Church – this is a complete, one day, skills-oriented, group course for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church. Read one of our client stories here.

FOCCUS – this is a bespoke, questionnaire-based, exploration of a unique relationship, provided for individual couples over a series of short sessions. Read one of our client stories here.

Completion of either Preparing Together or FOCCUS will provide the Certificate of Attendance required by the local parish.

To find a Preparing Together course near you, visit our Find a Course page. Key in your postcode or town – this will show you courses near you – and book and pay for your place online.

Call us on 0800 389 3801 to book FOCCUS. If you have already booked and paid to attend Preparing Together please ask us about a discounted rate for FOCCUS.

Please allow at least six months before your wedding to book your marriage preparation. Think about it as a gift for your marriage.

We have specific materials developed for couples marrying in the Traveller community. Call us on 0800 389 3801 for details.

We’re the largest faith-based provider of relationship support services in England and Wales. Our team of 700 trained and passionate volunteers provide marriage preparation and relationship counselling at a low cost through our 50 centres and 100 counselling locations.

By attending a marriage preparation course we hope you will be able to nurture a faithful and fruitful relationship that will last. Together we can achieve a vision of a society in which adults can build and sustain strong, fulfilling, healthy relationships.