Our Diocese

Marriage and Family Life Resources

  • Family Life 
Resources Family Life Resources

    What the Church is doing. Based on a consultation of 15,000 families entitled Listening 2004: My Family, My Church, the Catholic Bishops of England & Wales launched Celebrating Family: Blessed, Broken, Living Love - a strategy for supporting...

    more
  • Catholic Marriage Preparation in the Diocese of WestminsterCatholic Marriage Preparation in the Diocese of Westminster

    You want a Catholic wedding but are uncertain how to go about it or whether you are both eligible, you've got lots of questions you'd like answers to, or perhaps you simply want to find a Marriage Preparation Course......

    more
  • SmartLoving EngagedSmartLoving Engaged

    SmartLoving Engaged offers an easy way for parishes to provide their own marriage preparation courses, using their own parishioners as facilitators. Whether presented by married couple mentors, one person or a team, no prior teaching experienc...

    more
  • SmartLoving Breakthrough WorkshopsSmartLoving Breakthrough Workshops

    All couples go through periods where their relationship is strained. Stress, sleep-deprivation, demands from family and work can starve your marriage of the positive energy it needs and deserves. Soon, you find yourselves arguing more often, makin...

    more
  • Explore Relationships
Explore Relationships

    Explore seeks to enable young people to think positively about LIFE-LONG relationships and commitment. The work consists of bringing married couples into Secondary Schools to talk to groups of young people about their own lives and marriages.  Th...

    more
  • Equipes Notre Dame
(Teams of Our Lady) Great Britain
Equipes Notre Dame (Teams of Our Lady) Great Britain

    Equipes Notre-Dame (Teams) is an international Catholic Movement for Christian married couples. Teams began in France in 1938, when 4 Parisian couples asked their parish priest,  Father Henri Caffarel, if he could help them develop their spir...

    more
  • Engaged Encounter
Marriage PreparationEngaged Encounter Marriage Preparation

    Engaged Encounter Preparing for Marriage? Try Engaged Encounter. Engaged Encounter is the sister organisation of Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Engaged Encounter is a Movement within the Catholic Church which provides couples, who are engaged ...

    more
  • Two In One Flesh 
Preparing for Sunday Mass as a CoupleTwo In One Flesh Preparing for Sunday Mass as a Couple

    Cardinal Vincent Nichols says "May the Lord portrayed in Scripture fulfil His promise of undying love for all those who will benefit from using these books week by week.”

    more
  • Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Marriage EnrichmentWorldwide Marriage Encounter Marriage Enrichment

    Is your marriage or couple relationship important to you and your family? Would you like: More joy and romance? More fun and laughter? To be happier and closer as a couple? A lifelong adventure together? A weekend away together? ...

    more
  • Marriage CareMarriage Care

    Getting married? Take time together to shape the kind of marriage you want, with the support and experience of Marriage Care. Choose between our two programmes – or better still, experience both. We offer a group course called Preparing To...

    more
  • Cana UKCana UK

    Cana is a formation course for married couples and for Men & Women who are journeying towards marriage.  To get the best out of the course, we advise it should be undertaken over a twelve month period so that the couple can have the experience...

    more
  • Retrouvaille in England and WalesRetrouvaille in England and Wales

    A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages Retrouvaille is the name of a programme designed to help heal and renew marriages. The word "Retrouvaille" simply means "rediscovery". The programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your partner, and ...

    more
  • Natural Fertility Awareness (Natural Family Planning)Natural Fertility Awareness (Natural Family Planning)

    The Church respects the choice of parents to space their children using the natural rhythms of a woman's cycle and NFP gives couples the understanding they need to avoid pregnancy where there is serious reason to do so. It is also highly effective...

    more
  • WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES DUBLIN 2018WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES DUBLIN 2018

    Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018.      

    more
  • World Meeting of Families HistoryWorld Meeting of Families History

    The Congress has taken place eight times: 1994 Rome, Italy (8-9 October) - International Year of the Family.  1997 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (4-5 October)  2000 Rome, Italy Great Jubilee Year –  2003 Manila, Philippines (22-26 Janua...

    more
  • FAMILIAS 
Association for Catholic Diocesan Marriage and Family Life MinistryFAMILIAS Association for Catholic Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Ministry

    FAMILIAS grew out of the long term commitment and mutual support of individuals and teams of people who work in their parishes and dioceses to support and encourage the valuing and understanding of family life as an essential expression of our Ca...

    more
  • Theology of the Body Theology of the Body

    Download a variety of video and audio presentations from some of the world’s best scholars and enthusiasts gathered at St Mary's University College, Twickenham in 2011 to deepen and broaden the understanding of Theology of the Body

    more