Today we welcomed some of the couples who will be marrying at St Wilfrid's next year for a day of marriage preparation. Many thanks to all who came, who spoke, or helped in various practical ways. We aim to have two of these days each year and combine this for each couple with sessions with the clergy and with mentor couples from the parishes. Marriage is the foundation of the family which in turn is the bedrock of society. We hope to use all the resources we have to share the wisdom of the Church and of families' experience to give our wedding couples as much help as we can. Readers of the website may be interested in this video of a talk which we play as part of the session. It was given by Jonathan Sacks the former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom.