The Marriage Preparation Course

What is it?

The Marriage Preparation Course is a series of five sessions to help engaged couples or those exploring the possibility of marriage, to build strong foundations for their future together. It was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee, who have been married for over 30 years and speak regularly on relationships and marriage preparation. They started the course is 1985 and there are now thousands of courses running around the world. 

Who is it for?

The course is designed for any engaged couple or those exploring the possibility of marriage to help develop strong foundations for a lasting marriage. While based on Christian principles, it is relevant and helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background. Learn more through Matt and Joey’s story

What can I expect?

Each evening begins with supper and is followed by a talk and an opportunity for discussion privately as a couple. Topics covered include: 

  • Communication 
  • Commitment 
  • Resolving conflict 
  • Keeping love alive 
  • Shared values 

We ask you to complete an online questionnaire called the Couple Survey around two weeks before the start of the course (we will email you the details and a link to the website). The questionnaire will help you recognise any topics to discuss as a couple prior to marriage. Each couple is allocated a married ‘support couple’ who will be available to discuss any topics raised. 

When is it?

Starting on 3rd October in central Brighton. 7.00pm-9.00pm, please click on here to book on or for more information

Starting on 7th November in Patcham, Brighton. 7.30pm-9.30pm, please click here to book on or for more information

What is the cost?

The cost of the course is £79 per couple, which covers the cost of the meals each night, course materials and Couple Survey analysis. Bursaries are available, so please don’t let the cost deter you from joining us. 

How do I register?

For more information or to register, please email


Get in touch

  • St Peter's Church
    York Place
    BN1 4GU
    United Kingdom
  • 01273 698 182