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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).

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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!

“Keep up the good work.”

(Peter, Vicar)

“Your staff always seem polite and helpful. Please accept my renewal’

(Ruth, Care assistant)

“I surely will remind my friends of your friendly and helpful service and their daughters too – those who are having such a hard time trying to meet up with […]

(Terry, NHS Personel Manager)

I am really impressed with the way you do things at Friends first, when in opened the letter and my top tips book I said wow! I really appreciate the […]

(Catherine 52 Divorced)
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

“I was very impressed with the literature you’ve sent me. It was so reassuring to talk to you. Please find my application form enclosed.”

(Roy, Quantity Surveyor)

“I found your Risking Romance Again book to be a concise, well-structured and funny short book containing a wealth of wisdom and advice.  I will find it a valuable reference […]

(Mary, Teacher)

“Your top tips book is absolutely brilliant – it’s more or less the way I think.”

(John 76 single)

“Everyone I have met has been really genuine and really nice”

(Andrew, 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.

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

“Dear Katharine, It’s about time I dropped you a line of thanks and to update you on what has happened since I first joined friendsfirst about 3 years ago. I […]

(Steve – Social Care Inspector)

“I am very pleased I have joined friendsfirst. It has provided a good structure for making contact possible. Without it I would have been very hesitant to approach a woman. Now […]

(Ian, Methodist Minister)

“I am pleased to say I have made a friend in the last six months through your organisation. The friendship is getting stronger each day as the Lord is confirming […]

(John, Engineer)

“Your service has been excellent – you have always answered my questions and request for assistance promptly and effectively. Please find enclosed my renewal fee.”

(Rose, School Teacher)

“The Top Tips book is well written and great tips.”

(anonymous)

“Thank you for the Dating Masterclass – I have been studying it all with great interest – it is most helpful.”

(Yvonne 67 Self employed therapist widowed)
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“It’s definitely an advantage being able to talk to the people who run the organisation. That makes a big difference. Thank you.’

(Delphine)

Hi Jackie, How are you, today ?  Fine, I hope. I appreciate your hospitality at last Sunday’s Club Dining Event at Birmingham. I thank you for the warmth and reception. […]

(anon)

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)

“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 […]

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

“Thanks to friendsfirst my friend and I have met two wonderful men and our prayers have been answered. Consequently I would like you to forward your brochure to another friend of […]

(Heather, Translator)