Are you Single and struggling as a clergy person to meet your soulmate? Are are you single and looking to date someone in the clergy like a priest, bishop or pastor?
Our clergy-inclusive dating agency 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 and confidential way for the clergy 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 singles find friendship and marriage. 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! (and one even wrote a book following his experience with 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.
Discover if we have Christian members living close to you!
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 felt it was time to try a dating agency and not just any agency, a Christian dating agency as it’s different from the usual dating sites. It has been wonderful and very supportive. I have received assistance anytime I reached out and support is given always, your team has a friendly approach. Very encouraging. "
(Ori from Hull) Date received: 19th February 2024
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.