You have made the decision to marry: everyone at St Etheldreda’s wishes you every happiness and God’s blessing in your love for each other.

This love reflects both your faith in each other and God’s love for you. Marriage is a Sacrament, a time of grace. The blessing which comes in the Sacrament is Christ’s gift of God’s love for you. By choosing to marry in the Church you are inviting God, the Father of all, to be the cornerstone of your life together. May your love for each other be built on the strength of God’s love for you.

We offer a programme of meetings involving the priest and others. In this way we hope to provide an opportunity for you to reflect on the joys and challenges which comes when two share one life together.

Preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage

Come and see Fr Tony or Deacon John to talk about your intentions to get married.  Please give us at least six months’ notice of your intended marriage date.

If you are not from this parish you must first see and speak to your own parish priest about your intention to get married, how you are to prepare for it and the place for the ceremony.

The programme of preparing for marriage is through the diocesan programme for you to do together as a couple.