Our History

The Abundant Life Church (Blackburn) was established in 1997 by being planted out from East Lancashire Christian Community, based in Bolton.

It was originally set up with the input and oversite of Healing Evangelist, Raymond Manhoehoetoe, when he sent Bob & Margaret Bennison to oversee the Darwen housegroup.

The church was birthed out of that housegroup.


The housegroup quickly became too large and the new church was moved to Blackburn.

In 2011 the church outgrew the local community centre which it had been using for some time, and moved to it's new home at Revidge Fold United Reformed Church building, where it is renting space and hours that are not being used by the URC.


The fellowship has continued to become an established part of the church in Blackburn, and has gone from strength to strength especially over the past few years.