Marriage Preparation


The Marriage Preparation Courses are designed to help participants to learn and grow through presentations given by professional speakers, small group discussions with trained facilitators, and couple conversations.

All couples are welcome and participation is not limited based gender, age, or previous marital status. Small groups are designed so that couples with shared experience may benefit from conversations with one another. Topics such as step-parenting and blending families will be addressed in small group sessions, where appropriate.

The fee is $190 per couple. This fee includes unlimited access to More Than Friends (an innovative, flexible, web based resource designed to be adaptable to the diverse situations of couples and communities of faith).

On site, for an additional $20, couples can purchase a copy of Money Sanity Solutions an interactive guide to support your conversations about money. The resource retails at $40 and half the cost of is covered by the Stewardship Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

Refreshments are provided throughout the two day session; however, lunch is not provided. You will have an hour break to go out or you are invited to bring lunch with you.

The course will run from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm on Friday night and from 9:30am-4:30pm on Saturday. You must attend both days.

Online registration is available here

Time for all courses:
The course will run from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm on Friday night and from 9:30am-4:30pm on Saturday. You must attend both days.

*bull; Please bring a pen and notebook, and travel mugs (if you have them)

• Refreshments are provided throughout the two day session; however, lunch is not provided. You will have an hour break to go out or you are invited to bring lunch with you.

Courses Fee:
The fee is $190 per couple. This fee includes unlimited access to More Than Friends (an innovative, flexible, web based resource designed to be adaptable to the diverse situations of couples and communities of faith).

On site, for an additional $20, couples can purchase a copy of Money Sanity Solutions an interactive guide to support your conversations about money. The resource retails at $40 and half the cost of is covered by the Stewardship Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

Other Marriage Preparation Courses:

The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa welcomes people of any or no denomination to participate in our marriage prep courses. If you are being married in an Anglican church outside of the Diocese of Ottawa, or in another place of worship, please check with the person who is officiating at your wedding to ensure that our course meets their requirements.

For similar marriage preparation courses in other cities visit:

Montreal
Courses in the Anglican Diocese of Montreal are offered through the Centre for Lay Education at Montreal Diocesan Theological College

Toronto
HumanCare Associates offers Marriage Prep seminars in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.

Vancouver
This workshop is endorsed by the Anglican Diocese of New Westminister.

For marriage preparation courses offered by the Roman Catholic church visit
Roman Catholic Marriage Preparation Courses
The Family Ministry Office of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa provides Marriage Preparation courses and Support for Separated and Divorced Roman Catholics.

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least two full weeks prior to the start of you course, you will receive a full refund.

If you cancel less than two full weeks prior to the start of your course, your registration fee is non-refundable except in exceptional circumstances (eg. bereavement).

Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient registration. In the rare event that this occurs, you will be notified immediately and given the option of transferring your registration to a future course or receive a full refund.

For all registration inquiries, please contact the Registrar:

Leslie Giddings
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
613-232-7124 ext 237

leslie-giddings@ottawa.anglican.ca



 
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