CANA has helped enrich and deepen the lives of thousands of couples, whether married or in a long-term relationship. In its 41st year, CANA is present in nearly 50 countries around the world addressing the different realities of couple and family life.

Our programmes have had to adapt to face the current challenges of the pandemic. More than ever there is a need for couples to be able to take time to support and strengthen each other. CANA UK has found that the richness of some programmes can be maintained online. We have introduced CANA OPEN online that allows couples to experience a CANA Welcome session. CANA Welcome is also optionally available online in light of its success during the lockdown period Watch the video below to find out more.

CANA provides ongoing activities including dedicated couple weekends and open days. These are supported by guided sessions in a prayerful faith-based environment that bring couples together to share their experiences.

CANA welcomes those who want to deepen their relationship. Alongside married couples with or without children, we also welcome and embrace those in a long term relationship wondering about their future commitment, couples wanting to resolve difficulties in their relationship who may be considering separation and those in a new relationship after divorce.

New to CANA or with previous experience, our programme of activities has something for your couple!


Cana week represents the highlight of the Cana mission for couples and sadly was unable to go ahead last year due to the pandemic. Even at the final hour, there were doubts whether Cana week 2021 would go ahead. However, with due diligence to providing a safe environment, 11 couples and their families alongside a dedicated team of helpers enjoyed the beauty of Cornwall and Sclerder Abbey. Couples enjoyed a journey together to help enrich, deepen and strengthen their lives together whilst their children revelled in fun outdoor activities. 

Now in its 40th year, Cana has blessed many thousands of couples around the world aiming to bring together ‘one poor person with another poor person’ in the context of marriage and framed around Ignatian spirituality, prayer and charisms of the renewal. Watch the video that gives testimony to the grace that was poured out over the week. We look forward to CANA week 2022!