Parish Life


Preparing for the sacrament of Marriage

Congratulations! If you are recently engaged or have been considerign getting married for some time, we know that this time in your life is very important. We are here to help. If you are hoping to marry at Blessed Sacrament Church or you live in the parish and are getting married somewhere else, we ask that you give us at least six months notice. This can seem like a long time but there is a lot to think about, including paperwork and documentation.

Preparing to be married in the Catholic Church means preparing for your future life together. Of course it means considering the wedding ceremony; how to make it personal and significant, but, importantly, it involves thinking about what life will be like as husband and wife. What will change for you both? How will the gift of children enhance and challenge your relationship? What are your individual and shared hopes for the future? What if one of you is not a Catholic? These and other questions are discussed with the priest during the period of preparation and also during a Marriage Preparation day which is organised locally. This is an opportunity to meet other couples who are preparing.

For more information please contact the Parish Office on 01392 274724 or to book an appointment to meet with the Parish Priest. Unfortunately we are not able to offer dates for weddings until this meeting has taken place. We look forward to hearing from you.

Blessed Sacrament Church, 29 Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter EX1 2QJ
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