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11 October 2016 No Comment

Focus on Marriage

Marriage is under pressure in the UK – perhaps as never before. Fewer couples marrying, more marriages breaking up (now 42%), more children suffering.

Some years ago Rev. Jamie Allen (St Andrew’s) started a local Marriage Focus Group. It offered pre-marriage assessment, support to marriages under stress, and a Christian presence at Wedding Fayres, encouraging couples to consider a Church wedding. A booklet with information about local church wedding arrangements – costs, procedures, contact person etc – was distributed in local shops and venues.

CTiS&D took on MFG when Jamie left and continued some of its work, including updating the Wedding Guide. It also started the Explore  project in Thomas Gainsborough School – a national initiative where married couples visit schools to stimulate appreciation of marriage.

MFG has now been dormant for a while. Is there anyone out there who feels God might be calling them to revive it?

If it could be you, please contact Gerry Higginson (our new CTiS&D Chairman) 01787 378047  or Roger Pullan 01787 372482

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