We nurture a contemplative life where we can be transformed in the “face presence” of Jesus
and we pursue an active life where that can be reflected to the outside community.

Introducing Dementia Cafe: A Place to Belong

Urban Abbey is so excited to offer folks with a diagnosis of dementia and their care partners a place to belong!  Twice a month on Sunday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm Urban Abbey provides a high-end coffee shop environment filled with great relationship building opportunities and the joy of knowing one is part of a safe and accepting space.

Urban Abbey is partnering with Lakehead University's Center for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH) as well as the Thunder Bay Alzheimer Society to provide well-trained staff for this project.  The committee overseeing Dementia Cafe: A Place to Belong is a collection of folks with the diagnosis of dementia and care partners as well as educators and professionals in the field.

It was our delight and joy to share time with over 50 friends who attended the grand opening March 18!

                Abbey Staff Provide Refreshments for Guests

               Abbey Staff Provide Refreshments for Guests

           Bottom of the Barrel  Band provides great entertainment!

         Bottom of the Barrel Band provides great entertainment!

Connect with Our Environments!

Join us in creating spaces where all the peoples of our city can find a place.

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Saturday Night Life


Every Saturday night for the last 10 years formally First Baptist church and now the Urban Abbey have put on a community dinner called 'SNL' or 'Saturday Night Life'.  This is our weekly feast that we celebrate with our neighbours in the community. Anyone and everyone is invited to come and share this meal with us.

Want to help?

We are also always looking for helping hands - whether that's volunteering as a group to serve an entire meal together (great team bonding) or individuals desiring to help prep, serve and clean. 

If you are interested in helping please contact Angela Martin at angela@urbanabbey.ca.

For more information visit our Hospitality page!