“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!

Curious about our programs for children, youth, adult formation, music, or community engagement? Text “COLUMBA” to 22828, submit your email address, and learn more about us.

Ash Wednesday: Come Worship With Us|

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

Church Nave (map)

7 am – Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes
12:30 noon – Eucharist & Imposition
of Ashes.
4 pm – Children's Lenten Service
7 pm – Eucharist & Imposition
of Ashes.

Ashes To Go (map)

7:45 – 8:30 AM
5 – 6 PM

Imposition of Ashes & Blessings, outside of church at 4201 Albemarle,
and Tenleytown Metro stop (corner of Wisconsin & Albemarle).

Monday – Friday during Lent

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is an age-old service that makes a good Lenten practice. Join us ...

8:30 am – Monday - Friday in
St. Aidan's Chapel


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Mardi Gras 2020

Mardi Gras 2020

Come enjoy Shrove Tuesday pancakes, traditional New Orleans cuisine, festive beverages, live jazz music, and crafts for kids – a fun night for all ages! Join us on Tues., Feb. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm in the Great Hall. Purchase tickets online or at the Welcome desk this Sunday! Children 4 & under are free. Contact: Jennifer Turner

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

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 Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes on Wed., Feb. 26. Services will be at 7 am, 12:30 pm and 7 pm. A special Children’s service will be held at 4 pm.

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Sunday Forums in Lent

Sunday Forums in Lent

During Lent, St. Columba's has brought together a series of powerful speakers bringing new insight to the idea of where we find God from many interesting perspectives: science, music and elsewhere. Join us Sundays at 10:15 to hear more about St. Columba’s mission to Live God’s Love.

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Over the 10 days of their journey through the Holy Land, our St. Columba pilgrims covered some significant terrain: spiritually, historically and geographically. Parishioner Lisa Battalia has graciously accepted the role of pilgrimage blogger, and has been sending amazing pictures and stories of their travels. Follow our pilgrims on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag: #ColumbaPilgrims. Sign up today!

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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 1 pm

Pastoral Care

Email: pastoralcare@columba.org
For pastoral emergencies after office hours, please call 202-669-4856 to reach a member of the clergy.