Clergy Comments

“I support friendsfirst because it brings the necessary expertise and sensitivity to the potentially challenging area of people’s lives – i.e. relationships. In my experience, relationships which are based on friendships enjoy a sound foundation whether or not they lead to romance and marriage.”

(Bishop Joe Aldred, Centre for Black And White Christian Partnership)

“Please recognize that I was a bishop for many years, but I retired 12 years ago.  I was also diagnosed as having Alzheimers’ on the 27th November, 2007. Fortunately I was spotted early enough, and put on the aricept pill immediately. As my wife and I have a very suitable house, and offspring within contact, we can live a normal style of rural life.  In this Fermanagh area members go to church regularly, and know each other well. What I’m saying is that you have an excellent ‘friendsfirst’ set up, and I’m right behind you in what you have written.  May many others back you, and may they and you do well.  God bless in all you do,”

( Brian)

“Thanks for the recent mailing from friendsfirst.  It’s important stuff, thank you for keeping this going.  I’ll make sure that the information reaches appropriate ears.”

(Revd Ham)

‘Thank you I really learnt a lot about how to treat other’s by reading the 7  deadly r/ship sins. I’m gonna try not to commit them.’

(Janet 40 single radiographer )

“I am writing to ask you to remove my name from your list as I have met a lovely lady, although I regret to say not through friendsfirst. I would however like to thank you for being there. I met a couple of lovely people. It is a shame that more people do not make use of the service you provide. I am sure there are plenty of lonely Christians out there’.

(Graham, Vicar)

“It is clear that friendsfirst offers a safe and quality service which will meet the needs of many who are seeking wholesome contact with good friends. I am happy to continue to commend your work.”

(Revd Brian Nicholls, Senior Regional Minister of the Heart of England Baptist Association of the Baptist Union – Great Britian)

“It has been a great joy to see your organisation grow from its very small beginnings into the successful venture it is today, and I am happy to have played a small part in that.”

(The Reverend Canon Michael Blood, Radio WM Sunday morning breakfast presenter)

“friendsfirst is meeting a real need. It takes the pressure off couples and allows them to meet one another in a more relaxed way. I am very encouraged by the response there has been to friendsfirst.”

(Reverend Canon John Hughes, Vicar, Birmingham)

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“You guys are absolutely fantastic – the best of all the agencies – I would like to renew my membership please.”

(Noel, Prison officer)

“Thanks for the birthday card I received for my birthday, it was a total surprise and it really shows what a fantastic team you are because I don’t receive many […]

(Juliette, Factory Worker)

“Both Katharine and Dawn have given excellent service.  Their support really gave me reassurance throughout my membership.

(Peter 62 Divorced university admin worker)

“I’m very grateful to Friends First, I’ve always found it a very professional service, and if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have met my fiancé. I’m very grateful as […]

(Tony 66 Retired)

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