Clergy Comments

Clergy Comments

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“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)
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“I just want to thank you for your ministry of friendsfirst. I know that it is ‘God led’ and has the Lord’s stamp of approval on this valuable service. After my […]

(Jo, RGN)

I am writing to tell you that I have become engaged to be married. I met one of your other members “Alex” fairly recently and it was ‘love at first […]

(Eunice)

Anyway to God all the glory and with the help of everyone at friends1st, I found the one. Deepak  and I got married on March 9th this year.  Thank you […]

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“Amy and I are planning to get married in a few months time. It was your team that helped me to get going again and I must thank you very […]

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