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Family Life Ministry (FLM)

Diocese of Leeds

Since 2013 Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of Leeds

has run a reduced service,

one person, one day a week in term time only.

Current focus is positive parenting support

via local and trained parenting course facilitators.

(This website is mostly archive material

and only updated for current work and news)

Parenting Coordinator: Breda Theakston


  • Parenting Courses
  • Parenting Facilitator training 

Mobile - 0773 44 11 282
Office 0113 261 8050 (usually Tuesdays)  

Email - [email protected] /* */ 

As I work one day a week, flexibly, there may be times when there is a delay in my response. 

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For more about the courses we use go to www.familycaring.co.uk
Despite recent changes in provision this website will continue to share significant news items and updates

Marriage Preparation: This office no longer provides marriage preparation or marriage preparation presenter training. For all wedding and all marriage preparation enquiries please contact your parish priest


The Diocese of Leeds is a Full Member of FAMILIAS 

FAMILIAS Newsletter 

 Link to Synod on the Family

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
Family Synod 2015

Pope Francis offers an acrostic of the Italian word for family in his closing address at the Synod on the Family Saturday 24th October 2015 More>>

15th October 2015
Assertiveness Course

Eight parents from different schools and parishes across the diocese have just completed the six week Assertiveness course  from the Family Caring Trust.  More>>

26th October 2015
Synod on Family final homily

Pope Francis suggested that Bartimeaus was blind but the disciples were deaf...Jesus, on the other hand, 'wants to include, above all those kept on the fringes who are crying out to him'. More>>

3rd October 2015
Celebrating Special Wedding Anniversaries

'A powerhouse of prayer': couples celebrate their commmitment at a very special Mass for Married Couples celebrated by Bishop Marcus Stock at Leeds Cathedral on Saturday 3rd October 2015. More>>

21st May 2015
It changed my life!

Bishop Marcus Stock warmly welcomed everyone to the Leeds launch of the new and updated What Can a Parent Do? FCT parenting programme. It was heartening to hear parents, facilitators, and other educators and professionals share their experience of FCT materials.  More>>

15th October 2015

LOVE IS OUR MISSION: The family fully alive: A short account of the week at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia features in the latest issue of FAMILIAS newsletter  More>>
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