About Us

Marriage and Family Support Auckland is an agency of Patrick Dunn, the Bishop of Auckland. We are affiliated with the Catholic Network of Marriage Educators (CNME), a nationwide organisation that represents the interests of the marriage educator volunteers of the six dioceses of New Zealand.

The Marriage Preparation Team

We are a team of priests and married couples that help prepare annually 300 couples for the sacrament of marriage. Every fortnight, 12-14 couples begin their marriage preparation with the Commit Communication Inventory. They then continue to complete a 12 hour course, Evenings for Engaged or Love is a Decision led by married couple; with the session on sacrament led by a priest.

Bio-SandraSandra Armstrong

Sandra works as coordinator. She is married to John and they are celebrating 43 years of marriage this year. Sandra has been involved in marriage preparation since 1997.

Gerry works as an Assistant Coordinator and has worked in this area since June 2017. Gerry also works as a Lactation Consultant and has a Health Professional background.  Gerry is married to Jon.