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Sixteen couples spent the weekend of 25-26 March at Hallam Pastoral Centre, Sheffield preparing for their forthcoming marriages.

The Team with the engaged couples

  Most were from Hallam Diocese but one couple travelled from Hull and another from London.  One participant from outside the Diocese commented, “My brother told me we must experience an ‘Engaged Encounter’ weekend and so we have booked to stay over”.

  The weekend was delivered by a team of skilled and dedicated volunteers – three couples and a priest – trained by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.  The engaged couples were led through an intense programme of listening, reflection and practice which ended with the celebration of Mass.

Photograph: Kathleen Baster.