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Fed up of on-line dating sites?

you’ve just found something completely different!

Clergy Dating Sites – Single and looking to date a clergy person like a priest, bishop or pastor?

This clergy-inclusive dating site has a mission to connect singles who share the same beliefs and who are spiritually connected as Christians. Our website provides information about our personalised supportive service that is a safe way for clergy people to make friends, meet like minded people and create long lasting relationships that could lead to marriage.

Since 1999 we’ve been serving the Christian community to help single find friendship and marriage and many vicars, church leaders, church administrators and pastors have been attracted to our service and have successfully found love through us. We’ve had lots of vicars get married through us!

Browse this page to find out more about our service, and then get in touch – we’d love to hear about your unique situation and be of service to you too because we understand that if you are part of the clergy you probably don’t want to use an online dating site and probably are finding it difficult to meet people inside or outside of your parish.

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About friends1st

I’m Katharine, the founder of friends1st…. I’ve recorded a short film for you so click to the left to listen….

I was brought up as a Catholic and knew from an early age I wanted to share my life with someone who shared my faith. In my 20s I found I had many single Christian friends and knew of many other single at my church who were finding it difficult to meet other single Christians. The idea for friends1st was born.  I knew it wasn’t just a question of connecting people (although this is key) but of providing a trusted, personal, hands on service where Catholics and other Christians could get the right support and assistance that would make a difference to their lives.

Since those early days 20 years ago friends1st has gone from strength to strength, remaining as an off – line, very personal, supportive, service with thousands of Christians meeting each other across the country – making new friends and finding a loving relationship. Our core values of providing a good old fashioned introduction service that isn’t faceless and powered by the internet continues to stand us and our members in good stead.

What we do

We simply and effectively connect you with other single Catholics/Christians across the UK and Ireland in a personal way that encourages and helps you to make new friends.

We operate entirely OFF LINE with real staff dedicated to each members individual circumstances and success. As a member you will benefit from our caring, hands-on approach and enjoy our whole-hearted commitment to helping you find your soul mate.  Click the play button to the left to watch the story.

Our Latest Testimonial

"I was fearful, I had never joined an introduction agency before, but I must say the more I browsed through it, thought about it and prayed about it, the more I wanted to take the plunge and go for it. The fact that it was a Christian dating site, I trusted my inner self. The bit that influenced me most was everybody got vetted and checked out, and it was not all advertised over social media.I am a private person. I was so excited next morning when I got missed call and a welcome email from Sacha. I rang her back straight away and I felt so comfortable talking to her, she explained load of stuff to me about people who join Friends1st and are willing to invest money on themselves and their future are quite different from someone who just pops up in a photo on a dating website.I am so happy I made the decision to go ahead, and I didn’t even need any more time to think about it. I have a new spring in my step and a lot of hope in my heart. After all, God does say in his word that he sent his son to die for us so we could have a life and have it to the full… an abundant life it says in John 10 verse 10. An abundant life refers to life in an abounding fullness of joy and strength for soul and body.I would recommend this site to anyone who is serious about meeting a soulmate. ”

(Teresa from Dublin) Date received: 12th July 2021

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Click here to view our Google Reviews (4.7*)

Watch this

Watch this short video about friends1st because YOUR future matters! In this short video Katharine – the friendsfirst founder (and still hands-on Director), shares the friendsfirst STORY; outlines the friendsfirst CORE PRINCIPLES, and provides and OVERVIEW OF MEMBERSHIP, so that you can assess whether friendsfirst is the right organisation for you! We are completely different to most Christian dating sites UK and you’ll find out why in this video. Alternatively click here to read our full story.

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