Marriage and Family Life

Prophet Vicariate

The Diocesan Office for Marriage and Family Life

Marriage and family Life forms part of the Prophet Vicariate and serves the Bishop in promoting Marriage and Family Life (MFL) ministry in the Diocese, and encouraging development of the MFL ministry in parishes and pastoral areas.

Who We Are

Our Contact details

Mrs Sam Canning  – Chair of the MFL Commission/Co-ordinator

Lewis Canning – Secretary

Joanna Hale

Paul Hale

Nigel Stokes 

Rose Stokes 

our main responsibilities

The three main areas where we provide guidance and signpost resources for Clergy, parishes and pastoral area MFL teams are:

The Commission consists of a small team of volunteers who support Marriage and Family Life Ministry in our Diocese providing advice and support to parishes /pastoral areas, MFL resource recommendations and organising the Diocesan annual celebration of married life Mass. We also provide a diocesan link to the Catholic Bishop’s Conference  of England and Wales Evangelisation team for Marriage and Family. We would welcome others joinung us – if you would like to do so please Sam on