Catholic Marriage Preparation

Visit the survey webpage

Download the report by Lester Coleman, of One Plus One

Download the report by Thomas Knieps-Porte le Roi, INTAMS Chair, KUL

Download a summary of the recommendations 

Read about the Marriage Preparation Providers Conference 2011

Visit the Marriage Preparation section on the Bishops' Conference website.


Further information: 
Elizabeth Davies, Marriage and 
Family Life Project Officer, 
CBCEW, 39 Eccleston Square, 
London SW1V 2BX
Tel 07817 479694 



In 2010 the Bishops' Committee for Marriage and Family Life surveyed marriage preparation across the Catholic Church in England and Wales. In 2011 the Committee hosted a national marriage preparation conference to reflect on the findings.

Early in 2012 the Committee commissioned Lester Coleman, head of Research at One Plus One and Thomas Knieps-Porte le Roi, INTAMS Chair at the Catholic University of Leuven to reflect on the findings from both the survey and the conference and make recommendations.

Both reports were presented to the bishops during their November conference. During 2013 the Committee will be supporting dioceses in reflecting on the implications of the reports and looking closely at the strategic recommendations they contain.

Further details will be announced here as soon as possible.    


Benefits of Marriage Preparation

Marriage Preparation in England and Wales

Marriage in the Documents of the Catholic Church

Supporting Marriage in England and Wales


52 easy ways to support marriage in your parish (US resource)