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Marriage Preparation Course

  • St Mary Magdalene Church Holloway Road London, N7 8LT (map)

The Marriage Prep Course is a series of five sessions to help engaged couples or those exploring the possibility of marriage, build strong foundations for their future together.

Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book, developed The Marriage Preparation Course to help couples invest in their relationship for a lasting marriage. Over five sessions, the course will help you to learn to communicate well, understand and appreciate your differences, and prepare for potential challenges. 

The course takes place over 5 consecutive Thursday evenings: 21 and 28 February, 7, 14 and 21 March. Couples will need to attend every session.


The Marriage Preparation Course is for couples who are exploring the idea of getting married and for those who are already engaged. It’s designed for those who want to give their marriage the best possible start, whether they’re exploring marriage for the first time or have been married before.

The course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background. You do not need to be getting married in a church to come on the course.


Each course is unique, but usually every session includes a snack, a practical talk, and a time for discussion between you and your partner. You will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner. The sessions cover the following:

  • Communication: Learn your personality types and communication styles

  • Commitment: Explore the importance and benefits of committed relationships

  • Resolving conflict: Discover potential relationship challenges and how to tackle them

  • Keeping love alive: How to maintain the momentum of your relationship

  • Shared goals and values: Find out what is important to you both and develop unity as a couple


The cost of the course is £20 per couple, covering all five sessions. You also have the option of completing a survey in advance of the course, which can be helpful in terms of highlighting areas of strength as well as areas of possible challenge. This questionnaire is entirely optional, however does incur an additional fee of £10 from the provider.


In order to attend the Marriage Preparation Course, you will need to book via Eventbrite.

Earlier Event: 26 February
Tuesday Tea
Later Event: 4 March