Hello. I’m hoping to join the Catholic Church soon, I was baptised Anglican which I was told by the Priest is deemed valid. I was married 12 years ago to my wife long before I was called to His church. This is my only marriage, we have children and are still happily married. If I enter the Church, do I need to have my marriage convalidated or blessed before I can receive communion for the first time? My wife isn’t baptised in anything and has no intention of ever joining a church … any church … but is happy to take part in a blessing so I may fully join the Church. Thanks in advance for your answers. God Bless
No, you do not need your marriage convalidated in the Church. You have a valid marriage.
Only Catholics are bound by canon law. Consent makes marriage, therefore when you exchanged vows with your wife you entered into a valid marriage.