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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I would like to say though, that your employee (Nick, I believe) with whom I spoke on the telephone last Friday was charming, engaging, understanding, articulate and very easy to […]

(Enquirer)

“I really appreciated the additional support and advice. Your staff were very friendly and supportive and it made my membership more personal, which was good”

(Jeffrey 58 teacher)

“Really wonderful news letter, I enjoyed reading it very much”

(Ron 84 Retired)

I was widowed 2yrs 3mnths ago and felt my life had ended, it was the worst pain that I have ever experienced, for 12 months I hid away from life, […]

(Carol 62 Oakham)

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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

“Many thanks to Friends First without your help we would never have met.”

(Ann 60)

“As a retired psycho-therapist who has recently joined Friends First, I would like to congratulate Katharine and her team on the very high standard of the advice on dating in […]

(Gillian)

Friends First have been a source of light to me. My daughter is going through a difficult divorce and, thanks you, I am able to be strong for her.

(Jan 84 Retired Pharmacist)

“Dear Katharine, I have been meaning to contact you for some time and your recent email prompted me. I joined Friends1st a couple of years ago and although I didn’t […]

(Cathy divorced 57 teacher)

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.

“friendsfirst should be proud of their reputation of being a very caring Christian organisation.”

(Mark – North Wales survey)

” Gave reassurance that I was taking the right approach”

Anon

“I thought your Sept edition of Cloudnine was very uplifting ” Maria Sanz

(47 Divorced)

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

(Harry 52 Student)

“My experience of meeting people through friendsfirst was part of my journey of discovery – of myself and the sort of man I was looking for. Thank you for your […]

(Emma 44 teacher)

“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 courtesy calls regarding my membership with you. I am pleased with my profile and look forward to my membership start at the beginning of July!

(Clair 42 Teacher)

” Gave reassurance that I was taking the right approach”

Anon

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.

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

(Fionna 76 Civil Servant)

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

(Maura)

The staff are all lovely and supportive – I really enjoy talking to them

(James 48 Bantry)

“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 )