Marriage Preparation

Congratulations on your plans to get married!

If you’d like to talk about getting married here at Christchurch, contact Clive, Russ or Donna and have a chat – they will explain all about the legal side of things and also what we can do to make your special day extra special.

Planning a wedding is a busy and exciting time. You will probably take lots of time to plan and prepare your actual wedding celebration so why not put some time into doing the same for the rest of your lives together?

Every relationship will have its ups and downs, but you can form skills and habits now that will help you build a strong foundation for your life together.

So why not take the opportunity to have some time out to think and talk about these things beforehand.

Marriage preparation at Christchurch is for any couple getting married, whether you come along to church or not.

The course that we run is based upon the Care for the Family ‘Marriage by Design’ course and is run over a number of evenings. You’ll get a chance to watch some DVD input and then discuss it between yourselves – no group work is involved, its just the two of you.

For more information about getting married here or Marriage Preparation, just complete the enquiry form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Care For the family

Christchurch  is  not running a Parentalk course this Spring so we are signposting any enquiries to this great Care For The Family course being run at the Baptist Church in Clevedon.

Mondays 12.30pm – 2.30pm
4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March 2019

Clevedon Baptist Church,
Station Road,
Clevedon BS21 6NH

To book a place or for more information contact: Jane Wheeler 07790 647968 / 01934 834019 or email

Please note there will be no childcare provision except for very young babies.

The Sessions

  1. Managing our Anger – part 1
  2. Managing our Anger – part 2
  3. Helping Children Manage Anger – part 1
  4. Helping Children Manage Anger – part 2

Alpha Course

Everyone has questions.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; however old or young or whatever is going on in your life. Together with Churches Together in Clevedon we are running a 6 week course for exactly that. If you’d like to come and ask those difficult questions that have always stumped you, or find more about what we believe, this is your opportunity. Just complete the enquiry form and we’ll let you know when and where…


Aquila has been offering help and hope to those suffering pain from broken relationships for over 20 years through its confidential self-help course. Our self-help courses are facilitated by a group of trained men and women who have all experienced broken relationships or divorce.

We know how important it is to have support and understanding, and what a vital role it played in our own recoveries.

We encourage and support each other over coffee in a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere where the experience and insights of all are valued. Our aim is for you to find your way towards understanding, healing and wholeness.

We also offer workshops and talks specifically designed to help those involved in supporting people going through relationship/family breakdown or divorce, who do not necessarily have personal experience of these situations.

We generally work with church leaders and pastoral care workers, but are willing to work with statutory bodies and other agencies if needed. If Aquila courses aren’t currently offered in your area yet, you could be the first to do so – contact us to find out more.

Our facilitators are all Christians and although our faith has played a part in our recoveries, this is not a factor we major on in the self-help course. Our aim is to give non-judgemental care and guidance to people wanting to rebuild their lives, not to impose our beliefs on them.

Our courses are equally accessible to people of all backgrounds and ages and to people of faith or none.

For more information email

Helping you find hope after relationship breakdown

However recently or long ago, if life’s a bit tough right now we can help your recovery. Our next 7 week self help course starts on Tuesday 2nd October in Clevedon, North Somerset

For details please call us on 07807058479 or email