St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Visitors and Newcomers

Blessing of Columba Creek
Inclement Weather Policy

For the most up-to-date information on scheduled activities, please call the parish office at 202-363-4119. If the automated attendant answers the phone, select option 9.

During periods of inclement weather, a liberal leave policy will be in effect for staff. So, while the parish may be open, individual activities, meetings, etc. may still be cancelled due to a staff member’s inability to get safely to the church. It’s best to call the parish office for current information.

On weekdays, St. Columba’s follows the DC Public Schools.  If they are closed, the parish is closed and all activities are cancelled (same for delayed openings). All activities scheduled before the delayed opening time are cancelled. All activities beginning after the delayed opening time will occur as scheduled.

On Sundays, while individual activities (Forum, Sunday School, meetings, etc.) might be canceled, worship services will occur as scheduled (except in very extreme conditions) and parishioners are asked to use their best judgment as to whether they can safely get to church. Call for the most up-to-date operational information.

Submit Your Publicity Request Online

Publicity Form
Looking to promote your ministry’s event or special program? Submit your publicity request via our online publicity request form.  It is easy to fill out and will provide us with all the necessary information we need to promote your ministry via the weekly newsletter, Sunday wrapper, Sunday announcement or Facebook page. Questions? Send them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Contact Us

4201 Albemarle Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
202-363-4119 (phone)
202-686-2671 (fax)

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Office Hours

September through May:
Mon. through Thurs.,
9 am to 5 pm
Fri., 9 am to 4 pm

June through August:
Mon. through Fri.,
9 am to 4 pm.

Please note that clergy are generally off on Fridays.

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If you are new to our community, chances are you have a lot of questions about us. The best way to get to know us is to come to a Sunday service or attend dinner or a class on Wednesday evening. Try us out—and while you're here, talk to the people you see. But you can also find answers to many of your questions right here on our website. Below are links to some of what you might be curious about. And don't hesitate to contact our Welcome team if you can't find what you're looking for. We are here to help.

Click on the following links for more information:

Getting Here
Service Times
Child Care
Making Sense of Our Worship
Learning about St. C's and the Episcopal Church
Children’s Programs
Youth Programming
Funerals and Memorial Services
Our Diocese and the Episcopal Church

Click to download some of our most important resources (PDF Format):

A Quick Guide for Newcomers and Visitors

A Welcome Card to fill out and submit online

A Guide to Ministries and Outreach

Send our Welcome team an e-mail:

Photo: Barbara McGowan

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