Marriage and Family Life is part of the family of the Agency for Evangelisation under the leadership of Father Christopher Vipers, Director of the Agency for Evangelisation.
Our role is to work alongside existing groups, to promote a renewed culture of the Gospel of Life within parishes, schools and the wider community.
Marriage - We enable the single, married couples and families to deepen their understanding of the beauty of Catholic teaching on marriage and the family. We provide guidance and resources on the preparation of couples for marriage, the provision of on-going enrichment, healing and counselling, and help for the divorced and separated.
We arrange the Annual Mass of Thanksgiving for Matrimony, a diocesan-wide celebration of this great vocation.
Family - We help families to deepen their awareness that God is present in the everyday events of family life and that they are ‘the domestic church’, where the Word of God is first proclaimed, received, studied and experienced. Parenting can be challenging at times, but it is a journey shared with the wider family of the Church to help and support you.
Youth - We have produced a resource, Made4Love, for schools, which includes a couple witness testimony on married life, and is designed to enable young people to discuss and explore long-term, positive, healthy relationships within the context of marriage and Catholic teaching.
Why not have a look at The Call, The Journey and the Mission: An Invitation from the Bishops of England and Wales to reflect on the Gift of Marriage and Family Life