Church of Ireland Home

Marriage Council

Marriage Council




The Church of Ireland Marriage Council was established by the General Synod in 1996 in consequence of the findings of the Select Committee on Marriage, which was convened in 1991 and reported in 1995. The Council was charged with the introduction of a wide range of services in support of marriage and has worked steadily, not only to introduce these services, but to make them available throughout the Church of Ireland.

As part of its remit, the Marriage Council has worked closely with clergy to provide resources to support them with couples.

The Council provides guidance on the preparation of marriage and marriage enrichment, as well as contacts for counselling services for those whose marriages have run into difficulty.

Further information on the work of the Church of Ireland Marriage Council can be found at its website – marriage.ireland.anglican.org – and Facebook page.

Please check out our video which gives an introduction to what we do:

You’re welcome to click here for Church of Ireland Marriage Council news. 


Our use of cookies

Some cookies are necessary for us to manage how our website behaves while other optional, or non-necessary, cookies help us to analyse website usage. You can Accept All or Reject All optional cookies or control individual cookie types below.

You can read more in our Cookie Notice


These cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.