Family

Advice on family matters arising out of separation and divorce.

Families Need Fathers is a registered UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. FNF is chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown

The Family Mediation Helpline is staffed by specially trained operators who provide:
• general information on family mediation;
• advice on whether your case may be suitable for mediation;
• information about eligibility for public funding, and;
• contact details for mediation services in your local area.

Many couples prefer to negotiate their own private arrangements with the assistance of a family mediator rather than put their decisions in the hands of the courts.
Family mediation is a voluntary process by which couples in dispute, particularly those going through separation or divorce, are helped to deal with arrangements for their future.

NFM is a network of local not-for-profit Family Mediation Services in England and Wales which offers help to couples, married or unmarried, who are in the process of separation and divorce.

One Parent Families/Gingerbread is an independent charity working to promote the interests and welfare of lone parents and their children.

Site with helpful advice for parents

SeparatedDads was formed to offer a unique reference point on being away from or separated from one's children

If you are in a stepfamily already, or about to become part of one, Stepfamily Scotland can provide helpful advice and support.

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Benefice Lent Course. Why Calvary?:

The Mid Test Benefice Council meeting on 22 January agreed that there would be a Lent Course, led by David Stone (Mottisfont) on the following days. There will be a Lent Lunch at the beginning and end sessions.   The remaining dates are:

Tuesday 5th March. Mottisfont House 10-45am-12-00noon.
Tuesday 19th March. St Marys' Church,   Broughton 10-45am-12-00noon.
Tuesday 2nd April. St Marys' Church, Longstock. 10-45am – 1.00pm
Tuesday 16th April. Pound House, Mottisfont,10-45am-13-00 pm with Lent Lunch.

This will be a fortnightly Bible Study to help prepare us for, and lead us to the pinnacle of the Christian year, the Cross of Redemption the Victory of the risen Christ.   The main question – why did God the Father resort to the sacrificial death of his Son Jesus, in order to provide the world with a gateway to salvation? Why the suffering of Christ? Why the suffering of the two millennia that have since passed. Where does this lead?