Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a movement within the Catholic Church, which began in the late 1960′s, with the intention of giving married couples, priests and religious the opportunity to take responsibility for what is happening in their lives. Since its launch, over 5 million couples in almost 100 countries have experienced a weekend.
Marriage Encounter, England & Wales is part of the family of Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), and a registered charity, number 272318, in the UK. The movement offers engaged and married couples, priests and religious the opportunity to examine their attitudes and expectations, and to deepen their experience of their Sacraments.
We live in an age where marriage and family life are under threat. A Marriage Encounter Weekend offers couples the opportunity to grow closer. It helps people to refocus on the values that are really important to them and to live more joyful and purposeful lives.
If you are interested in finding out more, please use the links on this site to inform yourself, or become a member of our online community. Community membership is free of charge and allows you to join groups and keep in contact with old and new friends. We look forward to meeting you!
Marriage Encounter is not aimed at marriages that are in difficulty, because the movement does not offer advice or counselling for marriage in crisis – the testimonies of previous Marriage Encounter attendees will give you more detail.
If you want to find out more please create an account and join our community to talk with others like you. You can also read our FAQ, download a leaflet or see what Marriage Encounter can offer you in the video below. And when you’re ready, find a weekend.
Phil & Rita, with Fr Andy
Marriage Encounter England & Wales National Leadership Team.