Couples wishing to marry must give at least 6 months notice to the priest and undertake a course of Marriage Preparation.
Couples wishing to marry must give 6 months notice to the priest and undertake a course of Marriage Preparation.
The couples wanting information about getting married in any of the parishes of the Guildford Cluster, or who live in the boundaries of the parishes, please send a written request to the priest at:
St Joseph's Church
12 Eastgate Gardens
With the following information:
Upon receipt of this information the priest will contact you to make an appointment.
The Guildford parishes run 2 courses each year, one in February/March and another in September/October. They are led by a team of five married couples and take place in St Joseph’s Hall.
There are 4 sessions and it is important to attend them all as each one covers a different topic. The first three sessions are held weekly, usually on a Wednesday evening, from 8.00 – 10.00 pm. The final session is held during the day on the Sunday following the third session and includes a Blessing of Engagement at either the 11.00 am or 6.30 pm mass. Each course will typically have about 12 couples. We try where possible to make alternative arrangements for couples who have problems with course dates.
We ask that you please contact the priest first (see above) before making further enquiries regarding this course.
Course co-ordinator: Tina Nichols
Tel: 01483 564967
The sessions cover:
There is no charge for the course although couples are asked at the final session if they would like to make a small voluntary donation towards the costs of refreshments etc.
(an administration fee of £50 is asked if your wedding is not taking place in the Guildford Catholic Parishes)
A Certificate of Attendance is provided for all couples who complete the course.