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Family Life Ministry - Diocese of Leeds

Family Life Ministry (FLM)

Diocese of Leeds

Marriage Preparation Coordination and Training only

Please note: This office is open one day a week term time only

Contact Breda Theakston

Office 0113 261 8050 (usually Tuesdays)   

Mobile - sorry, this is currently unavailable 

Email - breda.theakston@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


  • Weddings: contact your parish priest (parish and clergy search)
  • Marriage Preparation: select 'Diary Dates' (above) 
  • Marriage Preparation Presenter Training: contact Breda (as above)


  • Parenting Courses are arranged privately by request (contact Breda)
  • Next Parenting Facilitator Training:  see Diary dates
  • This website will continue to share news items and updates


The Diocese of Leeds is a Full Member of FAMILIAS 

National Marriage and Family Life Project 

Synod on the Family 2014 


 "The well-being of the individual person and of human and Christian society is intimately linked with the healthy condition of that community produced by marriage and family"

Gaudium et Spes 47


Latest News

16th September 2014
Welcome Mgr Marcus Stock

Welcome Mgr Marcus Stock, Bishop elect for our diocese!
At a press conference here in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre of Hinsley Hall Mgr Stock was warmly welcomed to the diocese by Mgr John Wilson and in response said that he had been made to feel at home. More>>

11th September 2014
What Can a Parent Do?

As Michael Quinn understood, it's always easier when we get to know other parents (and grandparents) so you are welcome to join us on Thursday evenings (term time only) at St Urban's Church Leeds. We are currently running the easy and enjoyable 8 session from 5 years to pre-teens course 'What Can a Parent Do?' from the Family Caring Trust More>>

8th October 2014
Marriage Preparation Days

ONLY for engaged couples who cannot find a local parish marriage preparation course: you are welcome to apply to attend a special intensive Marriage Preparation Day provided at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre. Please check with your priest before booking your place. More>>

26th June 2014
Synod on the Family

Cardinal Vincent Nichols speaking after the extraordinary synod on the family  




17th July 2014
Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn who, with Terri Quinn his wife, wrote and produced all the parenting programmes we use, has died peacefully surrounded by his family. More>>

16th April 2014
Catholic Grandparents Association

The Catholic Grandparents Association official launch in England and Wales 9th May 2014 More>>
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