The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws. . . .

God himself is the author of marriage.
The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes. These differences should not cause us to forget its common and permanent characteristics. Although the dignity of this institution is not transparent everywhere with the same clarity, some sense of the greatness of the matrimonial union exists in all cultures. The well-being of the individual person and of both human and Christian society is closely bound up with the healthy state of conjugal and family life.

An opportunity is provided to reflect on the meaning of marriage and its life-long commitment. All engaged couples are expected to attend the Marriage Preparation Course and Father Brett needs good notice of the marriage. You are asked to take time out from a busy time of wedding preparations and to contact him as soon as possible.

Getting married in 2016 or 2017?
Please remember we usually need at least six months notice to help you prepare for this precious and blessed celebration, including completing all documentation. This applies whether you are getting married here, or abroad. Please contact Fr Brett or telephone the parish office if you are planning a wedding, in our Parish.
We always welcome the weddings of Parishioners and those who worship here regularly.
The Parish Choir is always pleased to provide music and they too, appreciate good notice. (See also: 'Liturgy>Liturgy Contacts>Choir').

Contact Fr Brett through the Office on: 01702 292726
or Email: Church office