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  1330: Abundant Life, Bradford, Yorkshire, England

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3 April 2007

I just read your report from Bradford and felt I had to comment. I can understand your reviewer's reaction as a one-visit response – you could be mistaken for thinking that Bradford is inward looking for the reason that they are excited to be the church they are. But looking deeper into things, I think you would find a very different picture.

Bradford is a deprived area, with lots of racial tension, etc. You ask a person on the street in Bradford where Abundant Life is, and they will tell you straight away. Everybody has heard of it – and for good reason! They are very outward looking. They give so much to their community, it's unbelievable: they send families on holidays, give mountain bikes to the kids, and do so many different projects amongst the poor and needy.

I've only been there once myself for a conference. At first, my reaction was similar to your reviewer's, but that changed after a few days, especially when I read about what they are doing in their community. Abundant Life is a great church. It's a pity not to give the other side of the story.

Love your site, though, guys – very witty!

Becky Morgan, Wales

29 October 2012

I think you chose the wrong service to attend, it being the evening service. It would be nice to see an up-to-date visit at the main service at 10.30am.

The name has changed to Life Church, Bradford.

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