Marriage Preparation Course

Are you planning to get married, or thinking about it? Then the Marriage Preparation Course is for you. The course runs in the spring of each year for five weeks and in the autumn over two Saturdays.

The course aims to help engaged couples or those considering marriage develop strong foundations for a lifetime together.

Couples enjoy a candle-lit dinner (lunch on the Saturdays), lots of chances to chat together, talks on the skills of marriage, and interesting insights into the married lives of a different couple each week!

The next evening course is on Thursdays 22 February, 1, 8. 15 and 22 March from 7.15 pm to 9.45 pm (approx). Dates for the autumn course will be confirmed later.

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of commitment
  • Expressing feelings and learning to listen
  • Making each other feel loved
  • Resolving conflict
  • Developing a fulfilling sexual relationship
  • Talking about goals and values

To help with the cost of food and course materials, we ask that a minimum donation per couple of £65 for the 5 evening course (£35 for the autumn course) is made. Please send cheques, made payable to St Paul's and St George's Church, to Mairi Simpson, 10 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RH. We can also accept online transfers. Please email if you require our bank account details.
You can sign up for either course by completing the form below:

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If you have any questions, please contact Mairi Simpson or Dave Richards on: 0131 556 1335