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Marriage preparation in the centre
Preparing Together course dates
St. Mary’s Centre, Twyford
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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.
Additional counselling venues
Hurricane Way, Woodley, Reading
Berkshire RG5 4UX
Current opportunities at the Reading 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.
We are looking for people to help on marriage preparation days (usually Saturdays), serving refreshments, registering couples and assisting as necessary at centre meetings and the occasional publicity event. This is a great team- role and a chance to be involved in our marriage preparation days.
We need someone who is reliable and trustworthy to can bank the donations received, pay volunteers expenses and other costs as well as have an overview of the financial situation of the centre. If you have some financial experience and want to use your skills to help others why not consider volunteering to be a treasurer?
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.