Marriage Preparation Courses

Course dates for 2022

The course will take place over a Friday evening (7:00pm – 9:00pm) and Saturday (10:30am – 3:30pm). The Friday evening session takes place online and the Saturday session either online or at the Gillis Centre depending on Covid guidelines at the time. This will be confirmed to you by email after you have registered and nearer the time.

To register for a course please use the application form and return by emailto (0131 623 89012) or by post to the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB

Friday/Saturday 24/25 September 2021

Friday/Saturday 22/23 October 2021

Friday/Saturday 25/26 February 2022 FULLY BOOKED

Friday/Saturday 25/26 March 2022  FULLY BOOKED

Friday/Saturday 29/30 April 2022

Friday/Saturday 27/28 May 2022

The Course

A marriage preparation course is a requirement for those wishing to be married in the Catholic Church. This course seeks to lead couples to a greater understanding of God’s plan for marriage and his call to live this beautiful vocation as fully, freely and fruitfully as possible.

Couples are invited also to reflect on some important aspects of growing and sustaining their relationship including sacraments, prayer, good communication and managing conflict. It also presents the Marriage Rite, emphasising the importance and significance of the vows made in the church, before God, family and friends.

Sessions are led by Fr Jeremy Milne, Vicar Episcopal for Marriage & Families, and presented by clergy and married couples.

If you have any issues, please contact Fr Jeremy Milne on 0131 334 1693 or


Courses at St Mary’s Cathedral

Cathedral House, 61 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JD

Led by Fr Jamie McMorrin. Places limited and reserved to Cathedral couples initially. For availability, please contact, 0131 556 1798

Saturday 28 August 2021, 10:30am – 3:30pm

Saturday 27 November 2021, 10:30am – 3:30pm THIS DATE NOW FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 29 January 2022, 10:30am – 3:30pm

Saturday 18 June 2022, 10:30am – 3:30pm