PLEASE NOTE that, because of the coronavirus pandemic and current lockdown, we regret that we are not able to run this course in May. However Holy Trinity Brompton is running a 'virtual' course on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm, beginning on 21st May. This course is FREE, apart from the purchase of 2 Guest Journals (£5 each). Here is the link:
We hope to run the course at St Barnabas once 'normal' life resumes...
Where? St Barnabas
(the church is 2 minutes' walk from Homerton Overground station)
When? 5 Sunday afternoons, 4.30 - 6.30 pm
May 10th, 17th, 31st, June 7th, 21st 2020
Cost? £30 (to cover running costs and course materials)
Who runs it? Clive and Judith Main
is it for? Couples who are engaged and planning a wedding, but also
couples who are still at the stage of considering a lifelong
commitment. It is open to anyone. You don't have to be getting married
in a church!
What happens? We use The Pre-Marriage Course produced by Holy Trinity Brompton. This is a DVD based course, covering topics like communication, commitment, conflict resolution, money, friendship, the sexual relationship, roles, goals and values. We watch sections of the DVD, pausing at intervals for couples to do simple exercises on their own, in a private corner of the building, talking over questions like, "What are our differences?", "What triggers conflict between us?", "What are the things we enjoy doing together?" and "Will we have a joint bank account?"
We serve home made cake and refreshments half way through the evening.
the course is completed, we hope to offer every couple a 1:1 in the
privacy of our own home, a chance to discuss any particular issues in
greater depth and to review the course together.
"We both found the course so helpful and interesting. We didn’t know exactly what to expect and it surpassed our expectations. We’ve both noticed a huge difference in the way we communicate with each other and feel so much better equipped to deal with the inevitable challenges that come our way occasionally."
Interested? Want to find out more or book your place? Ring Clive on 020 8533 1156 or email