The Marriage and Family Life Commission, part of the Diocesan structure and based at Poringland, has been established to assist in the organisation and implementation of initiatives which enable married couples to live out their vocation to each other and as evangelisers in the world.
The Commission has developed a marriage preparation course for engaged couples - So Great a Mystery - which consists of 4 sessions delivered at a parish level and a day-long Saturday session delivered on an area basis.
The programme is comprehensive - it includes church teaching on marriage as a covenant and sacrament, how to overcome difficulties, and practical advice on both the wedding ceremony and married life. As such, it prepares couples well for marriage in the Church.
There is a cost associated with the programme which covers all materials and lunch and refreshments on the Saturday session. More details about the programme can be found on the Diocesan web site here.