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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 - 0773 44 11 282

Email - [email protected] /* */


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


  • Parenting Courses and facilitator training can be arranged privately by request 
  • 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 

Marriage and Family Life eNews 


 "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

5th January 2015
Synod 2015

The Bishops of England and Wales invite you to join in the reflections on family life and contribute to the process of discernment for the Synod on the Family this year.  More>>

21st May 2015
Leeds Launch

Bishop Marcus Stock will be at the first session of the Leeds launch of the new and updated What Can a Parent Do? FCT parenting programme. Join us to celebrate this bright new resource. More>>

3rd October 2015
Celebrating Special Wedding Anniversaries

A mass to celebrate very special wedding anniversaries will be celebrated by Bishop Marcus Stock at Leeds Cathedral on Saturday 3rd October. This is also a lovely way to mark the opening of the Synod on the Family which starts the very next day. 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>>

16th April 2014
Catholic Grandparents Association

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

7th July 2014
Adolescent Mental Health

Monthly prayer meeting in Leeds focusing on different themes. This month Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) More>>
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