Marriage is a beautiful sacrament in the life of the Church, whereby a man and a woman is united for the rest of their lives. It is a life-long commitment which involves freedom, consent and responsibility. To begin arranging your marriage, we ask that you contact the parish at least a year ahead of your proposed wedding day. This is in order to reserve the date and to allow time for us to take you through the necessary preparation.
Preparing for marriage is a wonderful opportunity to get to know one another even better and to renew an understanding of the meaning of life within a Christian context.
Normally, couples who are legally free to marry are able to get married in the Catholic Church as long as at least one of you is a baptised Catholic, and neither of you has previously been married. If this is not the case, please speak to the priest who will advise you of what possibilities may exist.
If you do not normally attend Sunday Mass at the moment, we would like to suggest that you think about beginning to come. As well as being a highly enjoyable family and social occasion, a wedding in Church has the special aspect of making your commitment to one another in the presence of God, and so it is an important spiritual moment.