Family Life Ministry (FLM)
Diocese of Leeds
Started in the 1990s by Bishop David Konstant
with Fr John Nunan, and
led by Sr Anne Conway (deceased 2016)
as the first full time Coordinator,
Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of Leeds
has been a broad spectrum positive, proactive
peer ministry for all families.
Since 2013 Family Life Ministry has been staffed
by one person, one day a week (term time).
The current focus is on positive parenting support
via local trained parenting course facilitators.
(This website is now mostly archive material
and is only updated for current work and news)
Parenting Coordinator: Breda Theakston
- Parenting Courses
- Parenting Facilitator training
- Parenting Training Fund
Mobile - 0776 17 15 101
Office 0113 261 8050 (usually Tuesdays)
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As I work one day a week, flexibly, there may be times when there is a delay in my response.
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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
Marriage Care provides one day marriage preparation courses called 'Preparing Together'.
Rebecca Thorat, Volunteer Recruitment Manager at Marriage Care, has asked us to inform you of a number of volunteering opportunities opening up at Marriage Care which you may wish to circulate through your local networks. These include: Heads of Centre to support local teams in London, Reading and Tyneside; Marriage Preparation Course Facilitators to deliver one-day courses for small groups of couples preparing to marry in the Catholic Church and Parish Liaison Officers to foster mutually supportive relationships with local clergy and parishes.
For more information please visit Marriage Care's volunteer page at: www.marriagecare.org.uk/volunteer
or email email@example.com
The Diocese of Leeds is a FULL Member of FAMILIAS, the national Association for Catholic Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Ministry.
ASSOCIATE membership is open to those who work with the Diocesan Family Life Ministry representative.
Anyone can apply to be a 'FRIEND' of Familias.
FAMILIAS Membership Leaflet
National Marriage and Family Life Website
Synod on the Family 2014
Domestic Abuse Guidelines
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Coming up: The World Meeting of Families Dublin 2018
"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 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. The link is provided for information purposes only. The iocese of Leeds cannot and does not necessarily endorse the content on these websites.