Starting soon: Life Courses 

At Bishop Ridley Church we believe that relationships are one of the most important parts of life. Creating long lasting, strong and supportive relationships can be difficult to build which is why we are running courses to help you think important issues through then discuss them with your partner. These courses are not designed for couples with ‘bad’ relationships, though of course those who are struggling are most welcome, they are instead designed for people who recognise that relationships are so important and want to invest in them. Below you can find out more about each course we will be running over the coming months. 

The Pre-Marriage Course

The Pre-Marriage Course is a series of five sessions, designed for couples considering marriage, whether engaged or not, and wishing to build a strong and lasting relationship. While based on Christian principles, it is relevant and helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background. 

How does it work? 
Each session consists of a talk then time for private discussion between the couples and lasts for 1 hour 45 minutes, half of which will be for your conversations. Over five sessions you will explore:
Communication, Conflict, Commitment, Connection and Adventure.

When does it start?
A new course will begin in January 2022. Email info@brchurch.org.uk to register your interest. 

This course has been created Holy Trinity Brompton. A previous attendee to one of their courses said:
“Thank you so much for this life-altering course. You will never know how much you helped our relationship, and I now understand what it really means to make a marriage commitment.”

The Marriage Course

The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help married couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage.

How does it work? 
Each session consists of a talk then time for private discussion between the couples and lasts for 1 hour 55 minutes, half of which will be for your conversations. Over seven sessions you will explore:
Strengthening connection, The art of communication, Resolving conflict, The power of forgiveness, The impact of family, Good sex and Love in action.

When does it start?
A new course will begin in January 2022. Email info@brchurch.org.uk to register your interest. 

This course has been created Holy Trinity Brompton. A previous attendee to one of their courses said:
“This year has been extremely hard... we came to a brick wall and didn’t know how to get through it. It has totally changed things around. We are going to get our marriage blessed next and have a fresh start.”

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The Parenting Course

We will also be running a parenting course. More details on that will be available soon. Email info@brchurch.org.uk to register your interest.

Finally, if you are single – for whatever reason – we don’t want you to feel left out. We value every individual and welcome everyone not matter their background or life story. You may find the Singleness Conversations from Holy Trinity Brompton worth listening to. If this brings up any issues for you, we would love to discuss how we can support you. Email info@brchurch.org.uk to continue the conversation.