Hackney Marsh Team Ministry

Called to proclaim the good news in Hackney Marsh

Marriage Preparation Course

Where?             St Barnabas Church                                                                                                                                           (the church is 2 minutes' walk from Homerton Overground station)

When?              5 Sunday afternoons, 4.30 - 6.30 pm                                                                      

                            January 12th, 19th, 26th, February 9th, 16th  2020                                                                                  

Cost?                 £30 (to cover running costs and course materials)

Who runs it?  Clive and Judith Main

Who is it for? Couples who are engaged and planning a wedding, but also couples who are still at the stage of considering a lifelong commitment.   It is open to anyone. You don't have to be getting married in a church!

What happens?   We use The Marriage Preparation Course produced by Holy Trinity Brompton.  This is a DVD based course, covering topics like communication, commitment, conflict resolution, money, friendship, the sexual relationship, roles, goals and values.  We watch sections of the DVD, pausing at intervals for couples to do simple exercises on their own, in a private corner of the building, talking over questions like, "What are our differences?", "What triggers conflict between us?", "What are the things we enjoy doing together?"  and "Will we have a joint bank account?"

We serve home made cake and refreshments half way through the evening.

After the course is completed, we offer every couple a 1:1 in the privacy of our own home, a chance to discuss any particular issues in greater depth and to review the course together.

"We both found the course so helpful and interesting. We didn’t know exactly what to expect and it surpassed our expectations. We’ve both noticed a huge difference in the way we communicate with each other and feel so much better equipped to deal with the inevitable challenges that come our way occasionally."

Interested?  Want to find out more or book your place? Ring Clive on 020 8533 1156 or email