The Sacrament of Matrimony

Jesus said “The Creator made them male and female. This is why a man must leave his father and mother, and cling to his wife, and two become one body. So then, what God has united, man must not divide.” (Matthew 19v 5 &6)

It is a great joy to assist people to prepare for marriage and their wedding.

Because Marriage is a Sacrament as well as a great human commitment those contemplating getting married should be well disposed and preapred. The Church requires that there should be a period of instruction to explain the teaching of the Church on marriage and to consider the wide implications of being married, mutual understanding and the raising of a family.

The Bishops rule that normally at least 6 months’ notice should take place in the Parish Church of the Catholic partner and if elsewhere, having obtained the permission of the parish priest where they live.

Neither partner should have contracted any previous form of marriage or civil partnership, and if so, the circumstances ought to be discussed with the priest.

Contact: the Presbytery