The Abbey is an Episcopal church in Avondale founded by the Diocese of Alabama in 2016 and led throughout its history by Katie Nakamura Rengers. From 2016 to 2019 the church was based in a coffee shop it operated at 131 41st Street South. The church continued to meet and offer free breakfasts to those who needed them in this building into 2020. It was rented from Beloved Community Church.
Later the church held Sunday afternoon services at Red Mountain Community School at 3822 3rd Avenue South and offered a weekday brown bag breakfast in the parking lot of Beloved Community Church.
Beginning June 12, 2022, the Abbey holds its Sunday afternoon service at Zion Spring Baptist Church at 528 41st Street North.
- Katie Nakamura Rengers, 2016-
- Miller, Taylore (October 30, 2019) “The Abbey” Magic City Religion
- Knight, Knyla (April 20, 2023) "The Abbey, Sunday Worship (Episcopal) Enacting Community" Magic City Religion
- Official Website
- The Abbey on Facebook.com