St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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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.

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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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The Episcopal Diocese of Washington (EDOW)

St. Columba’s is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, which includes 93 congregations in Washington and several surrounding Maryland counties (Charles, St. Mary’s, Prince George’s and Montgomery). The diocese is led by a bishop who serves as the chief pastor of all churches in the diocese. Our current bishop is the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, consecrated in November 2011.

Click for a brief video featuring Bishop Mariann and the children of St. C's talking about what a bishop is and does.

To learn more about the diocese, check out the diocesan website. If you are new to the area or to the Episcopal Church, be sure to click on “The Diocese: About Us” for a snapshot of the diocese as well as resources to help orient you to Episcopal worship. And don’t forget “News and Events,” where you can see what's in the news and check out an interactive calendar of parish and diocesan events.

The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington is one of 110 dioceses, primarily in the United States, that make up the Episcopal Church, which is headquartered in New York City. The Episcopal Church is led by a presiding bishop, who typically serves for nine years. The current presiding bishop is the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori. For more information, visit the online home of the Episcopal Church. While you’re there, search for “Glossary of Church Terms,” a great reference when you encounter unfamiliar church vocabulary.

The Anglican Communion

The Episcopal Church is one of 44 member churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion, a group of mostly national churches that have historical ties to the Church of England. The Anglican Communion is led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt. Honourable and Most Rev. Rowan Williams, and its seat is in Canterbury, England. To learn more about ties between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, as well as the work of the Communion around the world, go to its website:

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Episcopal Diocese of Washington

The Episcopal Church

The Anglican Communion

Photo: The Rev. Rose Duncan

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