Couples in which each of the partners belongs to a different Christian denomination are often referred to as Interchurch Families, and sometimes have needless difficulties through lack of up-to-date information. There have been enormous advances in the approach, and even the rules, of our churches in recent years.
The Interchurch Family Triptych
This picture was painted for the Association of Interchurch Families in 1998 by one of the sisters of the Benedictine Community at Turvey in Bedfordshire, Sister Regina. Originally painted in oil on wood……
Congratulations! Many people marry someone from a different church – you may need to fill in a few more forms than other engaged couples, but it’s really not something to worry about.
Members of the Association of Interchurch Families can sign in to the “Members Only” pages.
The Association of Interchurch Families has a wealth of information for all those concerned with the pastoral welfare of interchurch families. It also ensures that the churches remain aware, at all levels, of the pastoral needs of these families.