It's a familiar sight in the summer months at the Cathedral - a couple stand before the altar to become united in marriage. In an age when marriage seems under threat on many sides, the importance of adequate marriage preparation seems greater than ever. Now Bishop Patrick, working with the Diocese of Lancaster Marriage and Family Life Commission, is preparing to release a new document, the last in the Fit for Mission? series, on marriage preparation. The initiative was announced by the Diocese at the weekend; the document should be available at Easter. A fuller report can be found on the diocesan website, here.