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Interchurch Marriage Preparation

This is an Interchurch Marriage Preparation Programme that offers you the opportunity to explore and discuss issues with our specially selected inter-church team. The course will provide time for you both to concentrate on your relationship in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere together with other engaged couples.

Each course is presented by two facilitators and two members of the clergy, (one Roman Catholic and the second representing one of the main Christian denominations).

The course will last approximately nine hours.

The content of the course is as follows :-

  • Living an Interchurch Marriage
  • Christian Marriage and the Wedding Ceremony
  • Family of Origin / Needs and Expectations
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Commitment
  • Fertility and Sexuality

The format of the course is as follows :

  • Input from the facilitators
  • Couple exercises which are private
  • Group exercises and discussion
  • Feedback and questions

No couple is asked to speak about their relationship in public and attendance at the complete course is necessary in order to derive the most benefit.

For information on/to book this course please contact Embrace Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3 - Phone Number 4784400 or Email   

The courses in Northern Ireland are run on a Tuesday from 7.00pm to 10.00pm and Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

For information on/to book these courses please contact ACCORD NI Regional Office - Phone Number 02890 233002 or Email