“For me, St. Columba's and faith are inextricably linked. I know whatever life serves up, God will provide for me and my family through the community here.”
Fletcher Jones
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“"I walked into a room of complete strangers on Wednesday morning and was completely welcomed with warm, loving smiles from a diverse group of mothers."”
Lindy Gallagher
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“St. Columba’s Rebuilding Together ministry worked on a beautiful old house in the Gallaudet neighborhood of DC. It was owned by an absolutely amazing couple, loved by many in this city.”
Kristin McNavage
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Welcome to St. Columba's!

St. Columba’s is a lively community of faith engaged in many ministries. Your presence here is a gift. Are you …

• New to Washington? New to Christianity or the Episcopal Church?

• Searching … for a comfortable church home for yourself or your family?

• Interested … in exploring your faith, doubts and life’s big questions?

• Hoping to serve … those in need, to make a difference in the world?

We are here for you … Welcome to St. Columba’s!

Come Worship With Us This Week

This Sunday

Holy Eucharist

Church Nave (map)

8 am – A quiet and intimate service without music, but with a sermon.

9 am – Family-friendly, lively worship service for people of all ages.

11:15 am – A more formal worship service featuring our adult choirs.

Great Hall (map)

9:15 am and 11:15 am – Eucharist
with a Gospel story-time and music designed for preschool children and their families.

Child care is available for infants and children to age 3 from 10:15—11:45 am in Rm 322.

Monday – Friday

Morning Prayer

Church Nave

8:45 am – Monday - Friday
in St. Aidan's Chapel


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Come Let Us Adore Him

Come Let Us Adore Him

Join us as we celebrate Jesus' birth, the coming of hope into our lives. On Christmas Eve, a festive Christmas Pageant for children will be held at 11 am and 4 pm. Christmas Eucharists will be held at 6 pm, 8 pm and 10:30 pm. On Christmas Day, we will celebrate at noon with a festive Eucharist, congregational carols and special music from soloist Rosa Lamoreaux.

Hear the Boy and Girl Choirs lead our praises, along with St. Columba's Singers, St. Columba's Ringers and the Gallery and Alumni Choirs, complemented by the Virginia Brass (see service schedule for details). Music preludes generally start 20 minutes before the service. Come early and get a seat in the Church Nave. Seating is limited at 6 pm; for a better chance of sitting in the Church Nave, consider coming to the 8 or 10:30 pm services.

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New Year’s Eve Concert

New Year’s Eve Concert

On Sunday, Dec. 31 at 6 pm, St. Columba’s will hold its annual New Year’s Eve Concert, “Bach through Modern,” with performances by Rosa Lamoreaux, Ann Colgrove, Diane Heath, Elizabeth Lane, Anne and David Timpane, and Barbara Wing. The program includes pieces from “The American Songbook” with Rosa Lamoreaux and her combo, a variety of chamber and solo works for harpsichord, organ and voice by Bach, Milhaud and Albright, as well as a world premiere  of “Tango for Two Pianos and Soprano” by Justus Parrotta.

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Labyrinth Walk

Epiphany Labyrinth Walks 
Celebrate Epiphany by following your spiritual star on the path of St. Columba’s labyrinth. The Great Hall is transformed as our labyrinth is laid out, music softly plays and the soft glow of candles lights the way. People of all faiths, ages and abilities are welcome to walk or sit quietly in contemplation. Join us Tues., Jan. 2 from 7-9 pm, and Sat., Jan. 6 from 10 am-12 pm. Contact: Learn More

Racial Justice Movie Night

Racial Justice Movie Night

On Fri., Jan. 12 at 7 pm in the Great Hall, St. Columba's "Stirring the Waters" racial justice ministry and the Prison Ministry are co-hosting a "Movie Night" showing of Ada DuVernay's acclaimed documentary "13th," an in-depth look at the US prison system and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Discussion and reflection to follow. Admission is free. All parishioners and friends are welcome. Contact: Peter Clamp

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Join Us!

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar

Come Visit Us!

We are located at 4201 Albemarle St., NW, one block west of Wisconsin Ave. and just north of the intersection of Wisconsin and Nebraska Aves. (Tenley Circle).

Metro: Take the Red Line to the Tenleytown/AU station. Use the west exit, and head south on Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right onto Albemarle Street and walk one block to the church.

Parking: Street parking is easy to find on most days. There is a small church parking located on Butterworth Place, which is available on Sunday mornings and weekday evenings.

Accessibility: On Sundays, there is an accessible drop-off/pick-up area in front of the 42nd Street entrance. There is accessibility from the parking lot (where there are reserved handicapped spaces). Come in through the Nursery School entrance. There is an elevator at the end of that hall.

Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you.

Parish Office

4201 Albemarle St., NW
Washington, DC 20016



Monday – Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm
Friday: 9 am to 4 pm

Pastoral Care

Email: pastoralcare@columba.org
For pastoral emergencies after office hours, please call 202-363-4119 to reach a member of the clergy.