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Pre Marriage

Three times a year we run a pre-marriage course for engaged couples preparing for marriage. Many different topics are covered in an interactive way (with time for couples to chat and process) and it is a great way to prepare for this important life stage.

The course is open to engaged couples in Cape Town – not only those who are part of the Common Ground community. The course runs over 2 weekends – Friday nights (7 – 9.30pm) and Saturday days (9am to 3.30pm) at our Rondebosch campus (23 Milner Road). PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO ATTEND BOTH WEEKENDS.

There is a cost involved to cover meals, refreshments and course material. This is about R650 per couple for the whole course.

Dates for our 2017 courses:

17-18 and 24-25 February 2017
2-3 and 9-10 June 2017
3-4 and 10-11 November 2017

Online registration for each course usually opens a month before each course.

If you are interested in attending, please email pre-marriage@commongroundchurch.co.za and your name and contact details will be added to a mailing list which will let you know as soon as this happens.

Contact pre-marriage@commongroundchurch.co.za for further questions or queries.

If you are not yet engaged but are a seriously dating couple, then click here to download a document we created. This helpful tool is to assist you in establishing where you really are in your relationship and to help you decide whether you are ready for marriage.


“Absolutely fantastic! We loved it! Thank you for being so honest about your true life situations! The examples from your respective marriages were great and made us feel so relieved to realise that we are not the only couple that experience all these different relational positives and negatives.”

“We really enjoyed the past two weekends, and felt we learnt more than what we thought we would. The sessions were great and the interaction comfortable. We have a lot to still talk about and decide on going forward and are happy to have had these sessions as a starting point and laying of sturdy foundations in various areas that will make up our lives together.”

“Thanks for such an excellent course which really covered so many valuable topics. I enjoyed it all so much and appreciate the time and effort you all put into it. It’s really well run from the content to the logistics and the attention to detail is appreciated. 🙂 I also liked having the panel discussion which gave us great insights into how others have handled challenges in their marriages.”

“I really enjoyed the course and I feel even though I’m not far into my spiritual journey it truly gave me the tools to deal with the day to day problems we might have. Thank you!!!”