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Family Life Ministry (FLM)

Diocese of Leeds

Since 2013 Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of Leeds

has had to run a reduced service,

on one day a week in term time only.

The current focus is on 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

[For all wedding and for 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

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>>

10th September 2015
Assertiveness Course

For parents, educators and anyone who wants to explore ways of communicating which respect yourself as well as the other person. (This course is full) More>>

9th October 2015
‘Peace Begins with Me' half term activity


3rd July 2015
Especially for married couples

Cana, is a 6 day event for married couples to strengthen their marriage and deepen their spiritual life. Children are welcome and looked after. 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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