Anglican Retreat: The History, Theology and Practice of Marriage in the Anglican Tradition

Code: LS/SP501

Dates: November 3, 2022 - November 4, 2022

Thursday Nov 3, 6-9pm; Friday Nov 4, 9am-5pm - In person only

Marriage today is under considerable pressure to adapt and change in the face of numerous socially acceptable ways of approaching and living in committed relationships. What should the Church encourage, bless and support? What are the norms or standards of Christian marriage?

Marriage has been seen as a powerful symbol of reconciliation, as a means of living out a vocation to create a loving community and sign of Christ’s love, and as one of the pillars of society. Is there any reason to see it differently now?

People who will be conducting marriages on behalf of the Church need clarity about what marriage is and how it might be celebrated in the light of the emergence of new understandings about the nature of human sexuality and relationships. They also need practical guidance about the preparation of couples for marriage, conducting the marriage, itself, and the continuing support of married couples after the marriage has taken place.

Available In Person Only