The Archdiocese is taking its marriage preparation course online with couples encouraged to get involved ahead of their big day!

The next course that they can join is a Zoom meeting on Saturday 13 June with further dates to be planned if necessary to meet demand.

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.

The one-day session is led by Fr Jeremy Milne, Vicar Episcopal for Marriage & Families, and presented by clergy and married couples.

Fr Milne said: "We were determined that the coronavirus pandemic would not prevent couples in our Archdiocese preparing for their wedding. Many have already suffered the disappointment of having to postpone their wedding and we wanted to help them avoid further setbacks. We've had positive feedback from the first Zoom course we held and we're now looking forward to welcoming more couples to this one."

The Marriage Preparation Course on Zoom takes place at 11am-4:30pm on Saturday 13 June (£30 per couple). To take part, complete this form and return by email to If you have any questions, contact Kay on 0131 623 8903 or contact Fr Jeremy Milne at or 0131 334 1693. Get onto Zoom here.