Group and Family Visitor information

We welcome groups and families to worship with us.

The Abyssinian Baptist Church is a house of prayer for all people. Worship at the Abyssinian Baptist Church IS NOT A GOSPEL PERFORMANCE or entertainment of any kind. Worship is a sacred opportunity to draw closer to God through Jesus Christ. All are welcome to worship with us at The Abyssinian Baptist Church. Click here for Directions.

General Information

  • There are no fees to worship at Abyssinian Baptist Church. Visitors are welcome at the 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. Visitors should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.and will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, based on available Sanctuary seating.
  • Tourists will not be admitted to the 10:00 a.m. Worship Service on the following days:

New Year’s Day
Women’s Day – 2nd Sunday in March
Palm Sunday
Easter Sunday
Mother’s Day
Homecoming – 2nd Sunday in September
Men’s Day – 2nd Sunday in October
Christmas Day

  • In order to minimize disruptions, we expect visitors to remain in the Abyssinian Sanctuary until the end of the Worship Service.
  • Visitors wearing tank tops, flip-flops, shorts or leggings will not be allowed to enter the Abyssinian Sanctuary. Women and men are required to cover their shoulders upon entering the church.
  • Due to high volume, visitors must proceed to the “Tourist Entry Point” located on the Southeast corner of West 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. for entry. Admittance is not guaranteed.
  • The “Tourist Entry Point” is an outdoor location. Visitors should be prepared to stand for a significant period of time and tolerate inclement weather.
  • Backpacks are not permitted inside the Abyssinian Sanctuary; baggage-check services are not available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)