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Family Life Ministry - Diocese of Leeds

Family Life Ministry (FLM)

Diocese of Leeds

Please note: The office is CLOSED until 2nd September 2014

Contact Breda Theakston

Marriage Preparation Coordination and Training

Office 0113 261 8050 (Tuesdays)   

Mobile - 0773 44 11 282  

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:  Birmingham 25th June 2014 (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

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>>

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'll be starting this easy and enjoyable 8 session course from The Family Caring Trust after the summer holidays. More>>

3rd May 2014
Marriage Preparation Days

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

26th June 2014
Preparing for the Synod on the Family

The working document for the forthcoming Synod on the Family is out today - download a copy here 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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