<< Diocese of Leeds website  
Diocese of Leeds Family Life Ministry - Diocese of Leeds
Family Life Ministry - Diocese of Leeds Family Life Ministry - Diocese of Leeds
homeabout usdiary datesmarriageparentingfamily spiritualityoutreachlinkscontact us
Family Life Ministry - Diocese of Leeds

Family Life Ministry (FLM)

Diocese of Leeds 

"A LOVE THAT NEVER GIVES UP" Amoris Laetitia #119

FLM Leeds: a brief introduction

Newsletter Sharing the Good News

Parenting Coordinator: Breda Theakston 

  • Parenting Courses
  • Parenting Facilitator training
  • Parenting Training Fund

Call Mobile - 0776 17 15 101

Or Office 0113 261 8050 (usually Tuesdays)  

Email - [email protected] /* */ 

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

">'What Can a Parent Do?' Preview

See the parenting courses we use at www.familycaring.co.uk

 "The love of parents is so important for a child's personal development and growth. It is the gift that makes society possible. Parents surely deserve the best we can offer to help them develop their skills and grow in confidence....We've recently seen, from a number of diocesan projects across Englandand Wales, that the immediate and the long-term benefits for parents,their children and for the church can be quite extraordinary."

 Archbishop Peter Smith, Southwark 

'Virtues are also transmitted through play'

Pope Francis 8th May 2018


NEWS: Pope Francis to come to Dublin!


from 22nd August - 26th August  2018

Pope Francis is expected to attend for the final 2 days 

Use the FREE catechesis Amoris: Let's Talk Family! Let's Be Family! Or join me at Hinsley Hall in June and July. All information about the World Meeting of Families is here.

All people wishing to attend the World Meeting of Families, or any part of it (3-day Congress; one day Festival of Families; Papal Mass on the final day) will need to REGISTER online. You can register to attend the whole 5 day event or just for one day. The final Mass on 26th August is FREE but you will still need to register. 

WMOF 2018 




For all wedding and all marriage preparation enquiries contact your parish priest as this office no longer offers marriage preparation or marriage preparation presenterm training. Marriage Care provides one day marriage preparation courses

To volunteer with Marriage Care check www.marriagecare.org.uk/volunteer 

Understanding Fertility:

NFP teachers Cordelia and Michael Mkpadi (see Links above right for contact details)  

https://www.creightonmodel.com/  Practitioners:

Marene Connor and Alison Thompson (see Links above right for contact details) 


The Diocese of Leeds is a FULL Member of FAMILIAS, the national Association for Catholic Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Ministry.

ASSOCIATE membership is for those who support the Diocesan Family Life Ministry.

FRIEND membership is open to anyone.

FAMILIAS Membership Leaflet

FAMILIAS Newsletter 

National Marriage and Family Life Website 

Amoris Laetitia 

Catechism of the Catholic Church 

Resources for Grandparents 

Annulment Guide (4th Edition) 

Domestic Abuse Guidelines

How can we help to end violence in Catholic families? a free download from www.paxinfamilia.org

 "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


Despite recent changes in FLM provision this website will continue to share significant news items and updates


Links to external websites provided on this website have been checked but we cannot take responsibility for the content on external websites or that organisation's affiliations with third parties. Links are provided for information purposes only. The Diocese of Leeds cannot and does not necessarily endorse the content on these websites.

Latest News

27th June 2017
Pope Francis to attend World Meeting of Families 2018

Pope Francis will be in Dublin this August and families from Leeds will be there! Even if you are not going to the WMOF you can join our Amoris: Let's Talk family! Let's Be Family! conversations.  More>>

27th March 2018
Assertiveness Course

Join us on this ever popoular course over 6 Monday evenings in May and June at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Leeds. Places are filling fast! More>>

29th March 2017
NEW: Family Catechesis Course

 'Inspirational', 'enjoyable' and 'thought provoking' are just a few of the positive comments from participants in the new Diocesan Family Catechesis course.


6th June 2018
Let's Talk Family! Let's Be Family!

The new Amoris: Let's Talk Family! Let's Be Family! programme is now available free to download from Amoris. Use at home or in your parish OR join us! More>>

3rd April 2018
Amoris Cubes

Soft and lightweight these colourful 8cm square cubes offer 10 minute family fun on please, thank you and sorry, are based on Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia The Joy of Love More>>

18th May 2018
Domestic Abuse Consultation

The government's consultation on domestic abuse ends on 31st May 2018. Act now to have your say. There  are two versions, a full and a shorter version, of this consultation available on line. More>>
<< Diocese of Leeds website Terms & Conditions | Site Map