Our Story – The history and background of Heavenly Partners

Heavenly Partners’ is the Irish trading name of ‘friends1st’ – the leading off line Introduction and Dating Agency for Christians.

Established in 1999 in the UK, friends1st always welcomed members from both Northern Ireland and EIRE.

In 2019 the Heavenly Partners website was launched – primarily because the name ‘friends1st’ was being used by a large insurance company (now taken over by Aviva!) and we thought having a dating agency of the same name would be confusing.

Our conscientious launch into Ireland started with a large gathering of Christian singles at Greystones where our founder Katharine Gray spent an afternoon launching Heavenly Partners and giving out resources and advice.

Since then the organisation has become known across Ireland from Katharine’s many appearances (in person and down-the-line) on Spirit Radio, UCB Radio and Radio Maria; and from adverts placed in magazines including Irelands Own, VOX magazine, Cork Independent, The Irish Catholic, the Church of Ireland Gazette, many regional newspapers and through contact with many Irish churches.
About Us at Heavenlypartners
To learn more about our founder, Director  and head of all match making – Katharine Gray click here.



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