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Marriage Preparation Materials

The Church of England Weddings Project

Now a primary source for those seeking weddings, for parishes and clergy. For full details of this initiative, which is fully supported by the Diocese of Guildford. you are encouraged to refer to the Archbishops' Council website.

The project provides a comprehensive range of new materials to make connections between wedding services and providing for ongoing pastoral support of the marriage.

Books for Couples

Growing Together
Andrew Body (Church House Publishing £6.99)

The Marriage Book
Nicky and Sila Lee (Alpha International)

Group Work Courses

Growing Together
Andrew Body - A flexible marriage courses including CD Rom (Church House Publishing £19.99)

Choosing Marriage
Guildford Mother's Union (£6 plus booklets)

The Marriage Preparation Course
(Alpha International £50 plus booklets)

Marriage Inventories

Prepare / Enrich UK
SVS Kingsland Square, St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NW
Tel: 023 8021 6003

Quel Bec, Cothelstone, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3ED
Tel: 01823 432420

For Clergy and Churches

Using Common Worship
Stephen Lake (Church House Publishing £8.95)

On Marriage

Making the most of Weddings
A guide for Churches on making the most of opportunities that weddings offer. (See regulations on marriage in Church of divorced people)


A teaching document from the House of Bishops of the Church of England (Church House Publishing)

The Book of Common Prayer
Preface to the Marriage Service and the Declaration of Duties of husband and wife, with reference to the Epistle to the Ephesians Chapter 5, Colossians and 1 Peter

Common Worship
Pastoral Services (The Marriage Service: Pastoral Introduction) (page 102), Preface (page 105); Alternative Preface (page 136)

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