From the start, our passion to enrich and renew marriages has been our motivation.
We were founded in 1974 under the name of Marriage Review by Richard and Joyce Conner with the vision to take the biblical verse “…that they may have life, and have it more abundantly” and apply it to marriage through inspiring courses.
This vision was shared and caught by others, and the organisation grew. From 1995 – 2006 we enjoyed further inspirational leadership from John and Hazel Kerr, who made an inestimable contribution to this nation’s marriage ministry, for which we will always be thankful. John died following a short battle with cancer in June, 2006.
In 2003, to reflect our broadening vision and increasing relational potential, the name of the organisation was changed from Marriage Review to One Accord.
One Accord continued to grow and the team developed. We currently have many volunteer couples working with us across the UK; some are teaching couples, some are loyal prayer supporters, and others are administrators. Each are invaluable.
In 2008 Andy and Fiona Banes accepted the call to lead the next exciting chapter of the organisation’s story, and with their encouragement we have continued to develop, network further and add to our team. In 2012 One Accord took the step of updating their image and name, becoming Time for Marriage, speaking clearly again to this generation about making time for marriage to be renewed and strengthened.
We trust and believe the future will see us continue, humbly helping many others and ourselves to live renewed married lives with God at the centre.