Marriage Care

Marriage Care is a national charity founded in 1946. The aims of Marriage Care are:
• To support couples within marriage and other relationships;
• To prepare those wishing to make that commitment in the future,
• To support family life in general.

Marriage Care has over 50 centres in England and Wales providing Marriage Preparation courses and Relationship Counselling. More information can be found on the website:

Marriage Care Eastbourne
Our local centre has fully trained volunteers both for Marriage Preparation and  Relationship Counselling.

Marriage Preparation courses take place three times a year at Christ the King. Courses will be held on the following dates in 2019:

2nd March,   22nd June,   26th October.

  • The suggested fee for the course is £100 per couple. A reduced fee can be considered, depending on financial circumstances.
  • All the materials needed for the course are provided plus a hot lunch and refreshments during the day.
  • Please note that there are no facilities for children on the day of the course.

Though the vast majority of couples will benefit from attending a group course there may be occasions when the dates are unsuitable for a variety of reasons. In these cases the centre can offer an online FOCCUS course (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) followed by personal interviews with a trained facilitator.

Bookings for Marriage Preparation courses and Relationship Counselling can be made

online at:

For any other enquiries please phone the Appointments Service on  0800 389 3801 or 01159 934 255  (Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-5pm. Closed Wednesdays 12-2pm for staff training.

For further information locally contact John and Christine Mowbray on 07896312391,

or by e-mail at: