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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

A very warm welcome to Bishop Marcus Stock, ordained and installed as the 10th Bishop of Leeds on Thursday 13th November at the Leeds Cathedral church of St Anne.  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>>

7th November 2014
Listening 2014

10th anniversary retrospective of Listening 2004: My Family, My Church when we heard from over 500 families in the diocese about the realities of family life for them. See the film 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>>
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