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New Marriage Council web pages

The Church of Ireland Marriage Council exists to provide guidance to couples on the preparation of marriage, enrichment and support for married couples, and resourcing clergy and leaders who are involved in supporting couples. A new series of web pages has been launched on the Church of Ireland website, making it much easier to access useful information. These are found under the ‘Our Faith – How do I …’ section of the website. The direct website link is www.ireland.anglican.org/our–faith/how–do–i–/marriage 

Here’s what you will find in this new–look section:

Preparing for marriage – This page will provide explanation on the Church of Ireland’s teaching on marriage, practical guidance on preparing for your wedding day, including marriage preparation courses, and differences in legislation between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

Enrichment and support for married life – This page provides contact details across Ireland of services available to couples needing support.

Resourcing the wider Church – This page provides practical resources and materials for local ministers and others who are involved in the support of couples considering marriage or who are already married. Each material has been recommended and proven extremely useful in a number of parishes across Ireland. 

In addition, regular updates can be found at the Marriage Council Facebook page: www.facebook.com/towardsmarriageireland

Should you wish to know more about the work of the Marriage Council, please contact Aisling Sheridan (email: Aisling.Sheridan@rcbcoi.org)

Look out for the Marriage Council’s posters in parishes in the coming months

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