Christian Dating News
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Look daily at our Christian Dating News. Katharine Gray has been interviewed many times on topical radio shows, listen to the interviews, see what is hitting the news and how friendsfirst can help below.
Katharine Gray appears in Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett
Katharine Gray from Friends 1st appears in Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett.
The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this universal trait and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today.
Katharine Gray from Friends 1st was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with Lord Blunkett. Host Matthew O’Neill asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date.
Matthew O’Neill commented, ‘Hosting a show like this, where you speak to genuine leaders who have been there and done it, either on a national stage or within a crucial industry sector, is an absolute honour.’
Katharine Gray commented “Every organisation that survives is dependant on good leadership, and in the current climate, understanding this and getting it right is more important than ever.”
Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said, ‘I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Matthew O’Neill is able to sit down with someone who really gets how their industry works and knows how to make their organisation tick. Someone who’s there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.’
You can listen to the podcast in full here: https://youtu.be/_6lws1WZBxo
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Following widespread media news of the hacking of an online dating site for married people wanting to cheat on their partners Katharine Gray is interviewed on Radio Derby, Radio Northampton and Radio Sheffield – 2nd August 2015
Katharine is on the radio again talking about the dangers of internet dating; how friends1st is off line and different and joins a number of happy couples who’ve met through friends1st to talk about finding love through friends1st.
Graham and Katharine were discussing whether people who hold a Christian faith find it harder to meet other people due to how people with faith can be perceived.
Research by friends1st finds church leaders rank dating agencies as number one way for single Christians to find love – February 2015
friends1st conducted a huge survey of church leaders to find out their thoughts and feelings towards singles and dating agencies. The results make fascintating reading and were published in a variety of newspapers and resources sites. Click here to view
Katharine was delighted to be invited and attended the launch of Premier Radio in the Midlands where she had the opportunity to meet and connect with Premier’s very own John Pantry who does the breaksfast show each morning; and Andy Haynes – Premiers Midlands Director.
In September 2012 the BBC did a fabulous 3 part documentary on Love and Marriage and in the
third episode one of our couples – David and Gill Robertson – were featured.
With Kay moving to a new position full time (but still working just a little for us), we have recruited a new membership Manager. She is Sarah Neale who has fitted into the team very well.
The Wise Women Awards is an event that celebrates the achievements of Christian Women in the church and wider society and is organised by Wisdom for Women International in association with Keep The Faith magazine. The spectacular award ceremony took place on March 17th, 2012 at the London Hilton Paddington Hotel. Katharine won for the award for her involvement with so many singles’ lives and the resulting successes friendsfirst has had – nearly 200 marriages and many babies born, including triplets, as a result. A short video of the highlights of the evening can be viewed here. You can see more pictures on our facebook page and read the blog account of the evening here. A video done by the organisers of the event can be viewed here. Katharine was completley overwhelmed as the winner of the Business Category award was announced and took to the stage to receive the award amidst much applause. There was much laughter as she explained how her enthusiam for marrying people off had not declined in the 12 years of running friendsfirst. She thinks she also won the award because her faith has always been at the heart of the business and has shaped how she has run it. She is committed to furthering God’s Kingdom, and her belief is that if Christians aren’t given the opportunity to meet other Christians they risk meeting and marrying non-Christians – with consequential falling away from the faith. Even though she got married myself four and a half years ago, her commitment to single people has not wavered.
We were very sad to say Goodbye to Dawn who’d joined us back in January 2010 as she headed off to pastures new – primarily to follow her passion in flower arranging. Having been constantly telling our members to follow their hearts Dawn decided it was time to follow her own advice. A hard act to follow…. but we’ve been delighted to welcome Kay back to the team and welcome Jackie Wardle as a further member to our team. You can read more about them both here.