The matrimonial covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for the whole of life is by its nature ordered towards the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring. The covenant between Baptised persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a Sacrament.

In many countries the situation may arise of a proposed marriage between a Catholic and a non-Catholic or a non-Christian. This is something that the couple can discuss with their local parish priest.

If you wish to book your wedding at the Sacred Heart church or at St Antony's please contact Fr Colin or phone him on 0117 962 0676 to arrange to come in for an initial meeting.

If you are resident in this area but planning to have your wedding elsewhere in the UK or perhaps overseas, then you should also arrange to meet with Fr Colin in order to discuss this and to begin the necessary paperwork. This should be done a long time before the proposed wedding date.

We run marriage preparation courses for engaged couples twice a year in the Sacred Heart parish rooms.