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.

The Habit Coffee and Bakehouse... under construction but coming soon!

We'll keep you updated with pics about how the project is progressing


Karen An-Hwei Lee

Say we no longer bear witness to a body-politic of trauma
after revolution
    by anesthesia or erasure. Say we cover our eyes
to crossed olive-wood beams on a hill.  Modes of witness
expose our inadequacy, the human.  Forgetting
it is a sign - yes, a thing once existed.  Say we are unworthy
of witness, internal or external -
                         our damaged wisdom for instance,
our diminished capacity for empahty
              and heightened apathy to torture
mingled with doves
                                  of unfettered desire
                                          or an eclipsed divine.


Connect with Our Environments!

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

how can we be a better
resource to our neighbourhood?

Urban Abbey wants to find out the best way we can work with our neighbors to create a great neighborhood.   The radius of our parish is 1.4km.  The borders of our neighbourhood are John St. to our South; VanHorne St. to the North; The Waterfront to the East and Pine St or McKibbon St to our North.

If you live in that neighborhood, and you were not home when we knocked on your door, please click the button below and fill out a survey online!

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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!

Thrive is a Recovery Oriented Learning environment. 


Thanks for so generously supporting our recent Thrive Fundraiser. 
Over $57,000.00 was raised!  Wow!
We just received ownership on October 13th!
Pics of the new house that you helped us purchase!