For more information about Marriage and Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton please use contact details above.
For more information about Marriage and Family Life Ministry in the Archdiocese of Birmingham please use contact details above.
The Diocese’s Marriage and Family Life Team seeks:-
- To promote, through our network, the value of marriage as the strongest basis for family development which in turn forms the cornerstone of society. Our network extends beyond the Catholic Church and includes both ecumenical and interfaith work. We continue to work through schools and parishes in the specific areas of marriage preparation, marriage and family support and relationship enrichment. We recognise that there are a significant number of families who are either separated or blended and thus are in special need of pastoral support and care.
- To enable young people to discern the true vocation to marriage. We do this through working with our partner charity, Explore, and secondary schools in the Diocese. This work will naturally extend to other schools that will see this as part of the wider development of society. This work forms part of the curriculum for both citizenship and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
- To recognise the special involvement that grandparents have in families in terms of family support, child care and the passing on of faith and values. We aim to support grandparents, as an integral part of society, in this vital role.
- To work with our partner groups and networks to provide pastoral support to families and individuals, particularly where standard support networks either do not exist or are not available to those individuals. Our particular focus continues to be in the areas of domestic abuse, dementia and mental ill health.
For more information about Marriage and Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of Brentwood please use the contact details above.
The Archdiocese of Cardiff Family Life Commission was established to put into practice the proposals on family life accepted by the 1995 Archdiocesan Pastoral Congress. It aims to support family life in the Archdiocese and to celebrate and affirm the values of the Church in family life and marriage. Commission members are a group of volunteers, aiming for a representative of each deanery, with a co-opted member representing the Union of Catholic Mothers, and the support of a priest advisor. The Archdiocesan Family Life Worker, Joanne White, works in close cooperation with the Commission.
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Our Marriage and Family Life ministry in Clifton Diocese serves to encourage and support marriage and the families in our communities. We offer practical support, as well as help in signposting to where materials and resources can be found to support the family, and to support married life. Please do get in touch if we can help in any way.
The Marriage and Family Life Commission aims to:
- promote marriage and family life within the Diocese
- increase awareness of ways of helping families live the Christian life
- promote good preparation for those getting married
- promote support for those who are married
- have a care for those who experience difficulty in their marriage and family life
The Commission consists of:
- married couples appointed by the Bishop and representing the geographic areas of the diocese
- clergy appointed by the Bishop
- individuals from schools and specialist services as needed for consultation at the request of Commission members and with the approval of the Bishop
For further details please contact Kerry Urdzik.
The Diocese of Hallam Caring Services is an affiliation of projects and organisations. It serves the social needs of the Church and wider community within South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and part of North Derbyshire. The Family Focus Project offers support and information at all stages of the family life cycle.
For more information about the Family Focus Project please use the contact details above.
For more information about Marriage and Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle please use contact details above
Since its 1994 launch, the Vicariate for Marriage & Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of Leeds has been on a rich and varied journey of mission, ministry, discovery and change. The most significant of these saw, in 2013 and due to diocesan financial constraints, the ministry being shrunk from one full time worker, plus a part time support worker and part time administrator, to just one worker working one day a week on Marriage Preparation. In 2015, at the request of Bishop Marcus Stock, the focus of our work changed from Marriage Preparation to Parenting. Following this, in 2016, we received short term external funding from the national Celebrating Family Fund to further develop the work begun in an earlier funded project (2008-2012) during which which local volunteer parenting facilitators were trained to deliver the Family Caring Trust’s excellent parenting and family relationship programmes. Now all marriage preparation enquiries in the diocese are handled by parish priests and by Marriage Care. All parenting programme enquiries and parenting programme facilitator training enquiries come to Breda Theakston, Parenting Coordinator, who works one day a week, usually Tuesdays but who takes messages and is available at other times on her mobile.
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Marriage and Family Life ministry in the Archdiocese of Liverpool aims to encourage families to grow in the awareness and understanding that God is present in the everyday events of marriage and family life. From the beginning of creation God created ‘family’ and it is within the experience of family, the joys and the sorrows, that we see the true gospel of love and forgiveness proclaimed.
For more information about the Marriage and Family Life Ministry in the Archdiocese of Liverpool please use contact details above.
Maureen lives in the parish of Holy Rosary, in Aintree and has three grown up children. Maureen is the newest member to the Pastoral Formation Department. She began work as the assistant coordinator for adult faith formation with special responsibility for marriage and family life ministry in September 2009. Maureen brings to this role her own experience as a single mum for twenty two years and adds: ‘so I can certainly relate to the many joys and sorrows that family life can bring.’ Maureen has worked in an array of roles throughout her career, majority of which have been customer focussed. Again this background is a great advantage to the new role which Maureen has begun in Marriage and Family Life Ministry.
For more information about the Marriage and Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of Menevia please use contact details above