FAMILIAS’ business is conducted by an Executive, comprising two elected representatives from each region, the Chair of the Bishops' Committee for Marriage and Family Life, the national Marriage and Family Life Office Advisers and any co-opted members as agreed by the Executive. The Executive is also supported by a part-time Administrator.

Elizabeth Partridge

South-East Region Representative
Work Phone: 07733082707
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Biographical Info

Elizabeth has over 30 years’ experience in facilitating marriage preparation courses, and with her late husband spent 13 years as Marriage & Family Life Coordinator for the Kent Pastoral Area. Elizabeth still works for the Southwark Marriage & Family Life Team in the areas of faith and bereavement. She has extensive experience in general counselling and bereavement ministry and with her late husband experienced 2 years in the foreign missions and 4 years in community with the Augustinians.

Categories: Familias Steering Group
Updated 10 months ago.

Role of the FAMILIAS Executive:

  • To formulate policy of the Association for approval by a simple majority of full members
  • To propose fees for membership and associate membership; draft a budget for the approval of members and make payments on behalf of the Association
  • To propose alterations to the constitution, for submission to members for agreement by a two-thirds majority
  • Set up and manage resource databases
  • Organise national meetings of Marriage & Family Life Coordinators
  • Consider and seek opinions from all members, through their regional steering group representatives, regarding action on proposals made by members
  • Set up and maintain records of members and associate members
  • Be a contact point for the media and represent the Association externally