• Prayer and Support Group

Equipes Notre Dame (Teams of Our Lady) is an international Catholic lay movement for Christian married couples, with a Decree of Recognition from the Pontifical Council for the Laity, now present in over 80 countries and with a membership approaching 150,000 worldwide, including couples, widows/widowers, priests and religious. Teams started in France in 1938 and the first English team was started here in Cheltenham more than 50 years ago by Harry and Clotilde Meigh. There are currently three teams in Cheltenham. Websites:

  • Worldwide:
  • International:
  • Great Britain:
  • Poland:


  • Paul and Helena McCloskey

  • 01242 516330


Description of role/activity

  • Teams of Our Lady is a group for Christian married couples who wish to assist each other to develop their married spirituality and relationship.

  • A team is composed of four to six couples assisted by a spiritual counsellor.

  • Members must be married on joining, but membership does include couples, widows, widowers, priests and religious.

Support provided

  • The group is attended by like-minded people and the monthly meeting is a special time of mutual help.

Time required

  • The teams meet on a monthly basis. There are four parts to the meeting:

  • a simple meal, during which couples share their personal and family news including their highs, lows, delights and struggles,

  • communal prayer,

  • sharing on the endeavours,

  • exchange of views on the study topic.


August 2012