The Sacrament of Marriage

Under the regulations issued by our Southwark Diocese, a couple must give the priest, six months’ notice of their intention to marry.

This is usually not a problem as the wedding is planned well in advance.

Each couple should approach the priest as soon as they make a decision to marry.

The priest will book their chosen date in the parish diary and make arrangements to meet with them for a series of instructions.

The priest will also provide an application form for the Diocesan Marriage Preparation course which is obligatory upon all couples who wish to marry in the Catholic Church.