Parish of St Barnabas Homerton

A church for all ages and all nations and all people

Pre-Marriage Course

PLEASE NOTE that, because of the coronavirus pandemic, we regret that we are not able to run this course at the moment.

We hope to run the course at St Barnabas once 'normal' life resumes...

Where?             St Barnabas Church         (the church is 2 minutes' walk from Homerton Overground station)

When?              5 Sunday afternoons, 4.30 - 6.30 pm                                                                                

Cost?                 £30 (to cover running costs and course materials)

Who runs it?  Clive and Judith Main

Who 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.

After 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