The Abbey meets on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the downstairs area of Zion Spring Baptist Church in North Avondale. The school is located at 528 41st N, Birmingham, AL 35222. We also offer a virtual church option at the same time, allowing our community to gather both in-person and online at the same time.
Our worship is designed to be participatory, and to engage the spiritual insight of everyone there! We read from Scripture, preach the Good News to one another through a conversational sermon, and offer prayers for our neighbors, ourselves and the world.
The Abbey is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. The Episcopal Church is a liturgical church. Our worship follows a pattern set out in the Book of Common Prayer (1979). We follow the Revised Common Lectionary. We also observe the traditional liturgical seasons, which include Advent, Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Eastertide, and Pentecost.
Our worship is rooted in our Anglican tradition. The Episcopal Church is the American expression of the Anglican Communion, which centers on sharing a common prayerbook and a relationship with the Archbishop of Canterbury of the Church of England. Our current prayerbook includes our English tradition and also brings in ancient prayers and liturgies of the Christian Church.
We worship together every Sunday at 3:00 p.m. We praise God through music, prayer, a reflection on Scripture, and a celebration of the Holy Eucharist (the Lord’s Supper). There are many ways to be involved. Everyone is welcome to receive communion – the Table belongs to God.
Abbey community member, Rick Putman, offers a Meditation on Communion at The Abbey.