The Marriage Preparation Course is designed for couples considering marriage and wishing to build a strong and lasting relationship. While based on Christian principles, it is relevant and helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background. The course begins with supper, followed by a talk and an opportunity for discussion. Privacy is respected, there is no group discussion or group work, and no requirement to disclose anything about your relationship, but couples can discuss issues with a married 'support couple' if they wish. The founders, Nicky and Sila Lee, have been married for over forty years and speak regularly on relationships and marriage preparation. They are co-authors of The Marriage Book. For more information, click here.

Topics covered include:
Resolving Conflict
Keeping Love Alive
Shared Values

We ask you to complete an online questionnaire called the Couple Survey. The questionnaire will help you identify and recognise topics to discuss as a couple prior to marriage. Since training is required to interpret the results, we will not pass a copy of the combined report to you directly. Instead, you can meet with your support couple over dinner to discuss the survey and any topics that it helps you identify.

We will email you details of the questionnaire and a link to the website around two weeks before the start of the course (if you register later than this, there will be a delay in receiving the survey). Your surveys and reports remain confidential, and the report will only be read by your Support Couple once you have arranged a time to have dinner with them.

Thank you so much for this life-altering course. You will never know how much you helped our relationship, and I now understand what it really means to make a marriage commitment.

Course Dates Spring 2020

20 February – 19 March 2020
Thursday 20 February, 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Thursday 27 February, 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Thursday 5 March, 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Thursday 12 March, 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Thursday 19 March, 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Future Term Dates

Summer Term 2020

Autumn Term 2020


5 weeks + Optional 6th Session for those with blended families on 28 November

Hosted By



Early Bird Rate: £110 per couple (until 3 October 2019)
Standard rate: £120 per couple (from 4 October 2019)


HTB Onslow Square, SW7 3NX

For other locations where the course is run in the UK and internationally, click here.


Wheelchair Access
Tea & Coffee
Dinner Provided
On the day registration


Email us
020 7052 0200


Terms & Conditions

A meal is provided at the beginning of each course evening, including a vegetarian and gluten free option. Cancellations and transfers are accepted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the course. Bursaries are available, to support low income households, full time students or those for whom the fee is a significant challenge. For more information, FAQs and testimonies about this course, click here. If you would like the materials to run your own course, click here