Marriage and Family Life

Marriage Preparation Courses

Marriage Preparation Courses

Dates for Marriage Preparation Courses in the Diocese of Shrewsbury in 2016


The following Marriage Preparation Courses are intended for couples in the LPAs or parishes mentioned. Couples from other parishes may be included if space is available. Please note that booking is essential and courses are often booked up well in advance, so book early to avoid disappointment. The following list is not exhaustive, but is correct at the time of posting.


LPA 1 – Shrewsbury

Courses will be held at The Cathedral on dates to be announced.

For more information or to book a place, please email or


LPAs 6,8 & 9 and other neighbouring parishes.

Courses*will be run by South & Mid Cheshire branch of Marriage Care on the following Saturdays: 16th January – St Mary’s, Crewe

19th March – St Mary’s, Middlewich

7th May – St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Northwich 25th June – St Anne’s, Nantwich

24th September – St Anne’s, Nantwich

(To book, please contact & copy to )


LPAs 14, 15, 16

Courses* to be run by Trafford branch of Marriage Care in Altrincham on Saturdays as follows : February 6th

March 5th April 16th June 11th July 16th Sept 17th

November 26th

(To book a place on one of these courses or for more information please phone 0800 389 3801)


LPAs 7, 18, 19, 20

Courses* will be run by Stockport branch of Marriage Care at The Evron Centre, 1Adswood Lane West, Stockport SK3 8HT on the following Saturdays:

23rd January 20th February 12th March 23rd April 18th June 16th July

8th October

(To book, phone 0161 430 5343 / 0161 494 6428 or email )



Courses will take place at St Werburgh’s church, Chester on the following Saturdays : 12th March 2016

14th May

24th September 19th November

(To book a place on one of these courses, contact Fr. Paul at


WIRRAL parishes will run courses as follows:

LPA 21 at Our Lady & St Joseph’s church, Seacombe on Saturday 20th February

(To book a place on this Course, phone 07708307431 or email )


LPA 22 at St Agnes’ Parish, West Kirby on the following Saturdays : Saturday 23rd January

Saturday 12th March Saturday 18th June

(To book a place or for further information, phone 0151 625 9963 or email )


LPA 23

Dates of Courses at St. Winefride’s, Neston are yet finalised.

Couples who wish to book onto a course at St Winefride’s can do so via or email


* The Marriage Care Centres mentioned above present PREPARING TOGETHER, a complete, one day course for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church. Occasionally couples are unable to attend one of the set Courses, and in these cases, an alternative Course- FOCCUS – may be available. This is a guided, questionnaire-based exploration of essential relationship know- how for individual couples. For more information contact 0800 389 3801.