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Family Life Ministry - Diocese of Leeds

Family Life Ministry (FLM)

Diocese of Leeds

Marriage Preparation Coordination and Training

Please note:

Since 2013 this website has not been fully maintained

and is now mostly archive material

Contact Breda Theakston

 I work one day a week, flexibly, so there may be times when

there is a delay in my response.

I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Office 0113 261 8050 (usually Tuesdays)   

Mobile - 0773 44 11 282

Email - [email protected] /* */


  • For Marriage Preparation: contact your parish priest
  • Parish/Deanery Marriage Preparation Presenter Training: contact Breda (as above)


  • Parenting Courses and facilitator training can be arranged privately by request 
  • Despite recent changes in provision this website will continue to share significant news items and updates


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
Synod 2015

You are invited to join in the reflections on family life during this time of discernment before the Synod on the Family in October.  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. More>>

6th June 2015
Listening with Compassion

A day exploring themes related to mental health and the spiritual life More>>

8th October 2014
Marriage Preparation Days

For engaged couples who cannot find a local parish marriage preparation course (please check with your priest first). More>>

16th April 2014
Catholic Grandparents Association

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