Award Winning Best Christian Dating Site

When you are looking to find a soul mate, joining an organisation that has achieved Awards for its service is a good way of determining whether you are in safe and reliable hands. friendsfirst has won such awards which is why we are proud to say we are an Award Winning Best Christian Dating Site.

If you are looking to find other genuine people (of course Christians) to meet and make friends with – perhaps ultimately to settle down with, then you need to join an organisation that is WELL ESTABLISHED, GENUINE, HAS A GOOD REPUATION, IS LONG STANDING, SAFE AND WELL KNOWN and ideally is recognised publically for their work

You’ve come to the right place here at friendsfirst.

  • We’ve been operating for 16 years now and we are totally genuine – you can find lots of people who know us in person – many churchs up and down the land recommend us personally.
  • We have a good reputation – not just because we are personally known – but because of the success we’ve had in introducting single Christians to each other. A large majority of our members join us due to a word of mouth recommendation from friends or family members – some who’ve met their partner through us
  • We have won a very prestiguous national award for our work – the 8th Wise Woman Business Award for running a business that positively impacts the community. Read on for the details.

An Award Winning Christian Dating Site

In March 2012 the 8th Annual Wise Women Awards were held at the London Hilton Hotel in Paddington in front of a packed audience of influential Christian leaders and their friends and family. These awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of Christian women in the UK .

Katharine  had been nominated in the Business Category some weeks previously but although hopeful had little real expectation of winning the award not least because it’s a highly competitive arena.  The evening kicked off as we all arrived up the grand staircase of the Hilton – it felt a little like the Oscars with the hotel’s plush red carpets – and there were so many glamorous guests arriving. Balls gowns, black tie and sparkles were the order of the day. The Hilton did us proud with a lavishly prepared room and the ceremony kicked off with some fabulous music from the Premier Gospel Choir, and included dynamic and roof raising singing from Rachel Kerr and X Factor finalist Beverly Trotman. We were honoured to be in the company of some well known and truly impressive people including Angela Sarkis CBE and the quite lovely Doreen Lawrence OBE (mother of Stephen Lawrence).

award winning best christian dating site

A three-course meal was served and everyone was soon on the edge of their seats to hear all about the nominees in each category and find out who the winners were.

The Business category came towards the end and nerves were running high. There was great suspense as the envelope was opened … and it was announced that the winner was … Katharine Gray.

She writes: “I simply could not believe my ears especially given the talents of the other nominees! I was so surprised and truly humbled to win. What an incredible thing to have happened.”

“It’s an amazing thing to be an Award Winning Best Christian Dating Site” – we operate entirely off line and offer a very personal service to our members.

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‘First of all, thank you for taking the time to speak with me on Friday afternoon. I found it very helpful.I have done as I promised and watched the ‘How […]

(Annett)

Dear Katharine  Thank you for asking for feedback. I have only just joined Friends First & so have not yet been able to make full use of everything that is […]

(Carol )

“Knowing you were there to support me through my membership meant I was happy to belong to friendsfirst. The service you give is excellent.”

(Janine 39 Writer)

Dear team Thank you for your phone call. Your dedication and support already has been overwhelming and encouraging! Thank you! Looking forward to reading your brochure when it arrives and […]

(Matt 26 Wrexham)

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Katharine was presented with a lovely glass trophy inscribed as follows:

Wisdom for Women International and Keep the Faith magazine

8th ANNUAL WISE WOMEN AWARDS 2012
BUSINESS AWARD

Sponsored by
Obaseki Solicitors

Presented to
Katharine Gray

For running a business that positively impacts the community

“A women who fears the Lord shall be praised.” Proverbs 30:31

I got the direction magazine from church one Sunday and started browsing on it. At the back that’s where I saw the friends1st  advert read it though checked it out […]

(Tatenda 32 Ealing)

Dear Katherine Thank you for all your continued kindness and advice. It is all very helpful INDEED. With sincere  thanks

(Matt 26 Wrexham)

“Good-afternoon Katherine and thanks very-much for both your lovely-email and that relationships’-newsletter you’ve sent me too Your Relationships-Newsletter IS VERY-GREAT-READING” .

(Leandro )

“Thank you for your support – your service has been really good and what you are doing is wonderful”

(Joanne 39 single specialist community nurse)

Katharine hadn’t prepared a speech  so had to ‘adlib’ her thanks – which wasn’t really hard as she gave the praise to the Lord for what friendsfirst has been able to achieve over our 12 years. As she talked about single people and marriages there was a lot of laughter in the room –  there were a lot of single people there all hoping they could find partners in the near future.

Katharine’s husband filmed some highlights of the evening – and you can watch a short clip of it, including hearing some of the awesome singing, and Katharine’s award acceptance speech in the video below. I hope you enjoy it and can share in the fantastic atmosphere of the evening. Please do share it and lets others see what our wonderful God is doing.

On 1:1with KG: “Thank you for shaking up my cobwebs and how I think. You’ve hit the nail on the head.”

(Dawn single 50)

Dear team Thank you for your phone call. Your dedication and support already has been overwhelming and encouraging! Thank you! Looking forward to reading your brochure when it arrives and […]

(Matt 26 Wrexham)

“It’s so lovely talking to the staff in your office. They’ve all been really helpful and so encouraging.”

(Fionna 76 Civil Servant)

Thanks for all your encouragement, Katharine! I am just waiting for the cash to get started! Shouldn’t be too much longer now. You are probably right in that I am […]

(Hanul)

“I’m very satisfied with the Friends First service”

(Harry 52 Student)

Thanks for all your encouragement, Katharine! I am just waiting for the cash to get started! Shouldn’t be too much longer now. You are probably right in that I am […]

(Hanul)

Thank you for the Dating Master class, it is really fantastic, for dating, and even as a life skill, really excellent, thank you.

(Kem 41 Lawyer)

“I love the support that is going on. It is really appreciated.”

(Maura)

It’s as a result of this award – and the publicity that followed (eg a major interview in the Church Times a couple of months later) that we’re proud to call ourselves the UK’s best off line Christian introduction dating agency. So if you’re serious about finding someone to share your life with, don’t waste your time joining the myriad of online ‘fly by night’ agencies that you’ll find on a quick search of Google. Make sure you join one that has a reputation – one which will delight you – and one which when it says it’s the best, is making a claim that is well substantiated – especially by others!

We look forward to welcoming you and if you want to find out if we have members in your area just fill in the details on the form on the right of this page and we’ll get in touch.

I got the direction magazine from church one Sunday and started browsing on it. At the back that’s where I saw the friends1st  advert read it though checked it out […]

(Tatenda 32 Ealing)

“Thanks very much Jackie, you were really helpful and encouraging and I’ll be in touch again soon, Best wishes Lynne”

(Lynne 48 enquirer)

Thank you for your help and amazing service. God Bless

(Stephanie 50 single)

Dear Katherine Thank you for all your continued kindness and advice. It is all very helpful INDEED. With sincere  thanks

(Matt 26 Wrexham)