Marriage rates see shocking fall, finds Marriage Foundation

27-Apr-2016

First marriage rates are now at an all-time low for brides at 25.6 per 1,000 single women, and equal to the previous all-time low seen in 2009 for grooms at 21.7 per 1,000 unmarried men. Also the average age at first marriage continues to climb.

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New CIVITAS report on marriage in Britain quotes Marriage Foundation

17-Feb-2016

Independent think tank CIVITAS has released an interesting report on the current state of marriage as an institution and as a social phenomena. The report quotes Marriage Foundation's original research.

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Golden anniversary couples 200 times more likely to live for a century than get a divorce

06-Feb-2016

Couples who have been married fifty years are over 200 times more likely to become centenarians than get a divorce, new research from Marriage Foundation has found.

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Launch Gallery

 

The launch of the Marriage Foundation took place at Middle Temple Hall on Tuesday May 1, 2012.
 
    

There were speeches by Sir Paul Coleridge and Lord Sacks, the Chief Rabbi.  See this page for what was said during the course of the evening and this page for media coverage of the launch. 

   

Followed by a presentation by Rachel Gardner and young people from the Romance Academy.

   

A star performance of "Dino Love" by slam poet Harry Baker went down well.

  

Among other speakers was Baroness Butler-Sloss. Sir Paul also took the opportunity to introduce Harry Benson, the Marriage Foundation's newly-appointed Communications Director.

Further photographs can be see on our Facebook page