Alert: St. Columba's will close on Mon., Feb. 19 to observe President's Day. For pastoral emergencies, please call 202-363-4119.

“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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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is Wed., Feb. 14
Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence, a mark of the cross to remind us that we are dust and to turn our focus to the power of God to heal the brokenness in our lives and in the world.

Join us for traditional Ash Wednesday services with Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes on Wed., Feb. 14. Services will be at
7 am, 12 noon and 7 pm. Bring your kids to a 30-minute children’s service with songs led by the Primary Choir, stories and the Imposition of Ashes held at 4 pm.

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Sunday Forums in Lent

Sunday Forums in Lent

FAITH STORIES ... You’ve heard them. You’ve loved them. And now we’re taking Faith Stories one step further! We will embark on this Lenten journey on Sun., Feb. 18 (10:15 am) with Ledlie's Faith Lab focusing on "The Gift of Discernment and Vocation." In consecutive Sunday Forums, panels of parishioners will share where God has shown up in their lives, and what they’ve learned along the way. Then, together, we will examine God’s presence in our lives and our attention to it in new and interesting ways.

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Ashes To Go

Ashes To Go

On the go? Get your “Ashes to Go” on Wed., Feb. 14 at the Tenleytown Metro stop (corner of Wisconsin & Albemarle, Washington, DC). In observance of Ash Wednesday, clergy from St. Columba’s Episcopal Church will take to the streets, offering ashes and blessings to busy commuters between 7:30-8:30 am and 5:30-6:30 pm. It is offered as an invitation to Lent, a special time for reflection, repentance and renewal, in preparation for the celebration of Easter.

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A Time for Lenten Reflection

“Forgotten Wisdom: The Gospels of Thomas and Mary Magdalene”
Did you know that not all Gospel books made it into the Bible? Christians of old, (much like Christians today) held a wide range of beliefs about the faith and deemed some texts more central than others. The result was a loss of certain aspects of ancient Christianity. Spend an evening or morning (or both!) discovering ancient Christian wisdom beliefs long neglected by the church. Our sessions will be led by Rev. Matthew Wright – a young, dynamic Episcopal priest and retreat leader who, with his wife, lives with the brothers at Holy Cross Monastery.

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Join Us!

Upcoming Events

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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

For pastoral emergencies after office hours, please call 202-363-4119 to reach a member of the clergy.