Milestone marriages are to be celebrated by the Archdiocese of Birmingham and the hunt is now on to find the longest married couple!

A Thanksgiving Mass is to be held at St Chad’s Cathedral at 11am on Sunday 3 February.

And if couples aren’t able to get to the cathedral, it is hoped celebratory masses will be said across the diocese to ensure all milestone marriages are marked.

Lianne Pap, Family Ministry Worker for the diocese, has been tasked with pulling together the plans for Marriage Week.

“Archbishop Bernard Longley will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Mass for couples that have reached a milestone in their marriage – five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 60 and even 70 years of marriage,” said Lianne.

“This has never been done for the whole diocese before and I’m really hoping to find the longest married couple.”

If you are celebrating a milestone marriage and would like to be a part of the Thanksgiving Mass please email [email protected] - marking your email ‘Marriage Week’.