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Award Winning Christian Dating Site

Why are we an Award Winning 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 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 since 1999 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 everyone 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 everyone 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.

Discover if we have Christian members living close to you!

Thank you for you email. I was looking at your website  for help but weirdly I met someone  this weekend. I am very faithful to meet just 1 person at […]

(Ariadne enquirer London)

“Please accept my resignation as I hope to remarry this summer. Thank you for all your help and your excellent services. My sincere thanks to you and your colleagues for […]

(Max, Retired Director of Finance)

“I have not renewed my membership this year. This is because I have started to see someone (who I met through friendsfirst) regularly. It may be that the postal strikes […]

(Anne, Primary school teacher)

“You’ve been superb-Thank you! Signing up to friendsfirst enabled me to get in the mood for dating and to be more confident- without that confidence boost I wouldn’t have been […]

(Catherine, Pt secretary)
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

Katharine Gray at the Wise Woman Award Winning Christian Dating Site

“Just thought I’d let you know I’m going out with the very first person to get in touch with me! We emailed, phoned and later met up and immediately felt […]

(Aline, Teacher of English as a foreign language)

“Thank you for encouraging me to increase my age range. If I hadn’t done that we’d have never met”

(anonymous)

“It seems you do a wonderful service and we pray that it may continue, God Bless you and your work”

(Father Alphege Stebbens o.s.b.)

“I am eternally grateful to your company for this unlooked for opportunity to start the ball rolling to find my soul mate.”

(Janita,  Curtain  maker)
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.

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.

Award Winning Christian Dating Site

Katharine, I’ve more great-news to share with you, Jackie and Sarah ; Joanne Barnes62 just sent me an email asking me if I would like to meet up with her […]

(Leandro)

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)

“The relationship I’m developing with Peter is so very exciting. But it’s amazing how it happened – he’s 73 and had he not contacted me I’d have never contacted him, […]

(Rosalyn, School Teacher)

“All contact with your office has been good. You are kind and helpful on the telephone and it is like talking to friends!”

(Teresa, Retired)

“Congratulations! Your vision has been rewarded  – in style!  Although not a friendsfirst member anymore, I continue to receive your emails – and this was a delightful one to receive. […]

(Emma  -playworker)

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 already feel so ‘supported’ and ‘cared for’- it’s great. Truly the ‘getting started’  is the most daunting part, and finding the right photos and drafting a good profile the […]

(Lynne)

“From the first set of profiles I met with Sue and since then things have moved fast. We have continued to see each other and last November we got engaged […]

(Colin, Vicar)

“I am very happy to inform you that, through your agency, the Lord has brought a lovely Christian lady into my life and we intend to marry. Thank you for […]

(John, Retired RN officer)

“You have so many extra things that I haven’t seen on other sites. You are very supportive.”

(Hayley single 35)

“I would like to end my membership as I have met someone through friendsfirst. Thank you for your help in making this possible.”

(John, Design Draughtsman)

I did date some one for six months in 2001 via Friends First. I guess the latter was part of the journey towards a successful relationship and I think you and […]

(Adrain 47 Married )

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