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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 is only updated for contact and

marriage preparation information and some major current news

Contact Breda Theakston

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

there is a delay in my response.

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

21st May 2015
Leeds Launch

Bishop Marcus Stock warmly welcomed everyone to the first session of the Leeds launch of the new and updated What Can a Parent Do? FCT parenting programme. It was an exhilirating time as parents facilitarors a head teacher and other professionals spoke of their experience of FCT materials before we all got a preview of the new DVD for this bright new resource. More>>

5th January 2015
Family Synod 2015

YOU are invited to join in the reflections on family life before the Synod on the Family in October. Online feedback OPEN UNTIL MAY!  More>>

26th May 2015
Marriage Preparation Days

Only for engaged couples who cannot find a local parish marriage preparation course or a priest to help them to prepare for marriage (always check with your priest first). More>>

3rd July 2015
Marriage Encounter Weekend

Marriage Encounter Weekend at Yarnfield Park, Staffs. 3rd-5th July 2015. More>>

16th April 2014
Catholic Grandparents Association

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

3rd October 2015
Celebrating Special Wedding Anniversaries

A mass on Saturday 3rd October 2015 for those with very special wedding anniversaries will be celebrated by Bishop Marcus Stock at Leeds Cathedral. More>>
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