“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.

Come Worship With Us This Week

This Sunday

Holy Eucharist

Church Nave (map)

8 am – A quiet and intimate Eucharist with a sermon, but no music.

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

10:30 am – Eucharist with a summer vibe, featuring our summer singers and ringers.
Come as you are!

Join us for cold beverages, doughnuts and fellowship in the Common after each service.

Child care is available for infants and children to age 3 from 10:15—11:30 am in Rm 322.


Morning Prayer

Church Nave

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


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Back to Church Parties

Back to Church Parties

Start the next program year with us, in celebration of friendship and renewed energy at our Back-to-Church parties beginning late August. Reconnect with your community, meet new friends, and hear exciting program updates for 2019-2020 at St. Columba's. Pick a date that works best for you and sign up! As you sign up, please select the total number of people attending.

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Sundae Sunday: Celebrating a New Program Year

Sundae Sunday: Celebrating a New Program Year

Sundae Sunday is Sept. 8, 9:45-11:15 am.
What better way to launch this new year of "Living God’s Love" than with ice cream! There will be opportunities to meet and greet new staff members, learn more about the upcoming year in Sunday School, serve with Grate Patrol and catch up with clergy, staff and friends, old and new!

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Art All Night

Art All Night

Come to Art All Night at St. C's on Sat., Sept. 14, 7-10 pm. On this year’s program, we will feature a performance of “Bach to Modern” – three hours of fabulous music played by 4 Master Organists and one amazing student on our magnificent organ. In the Common, six artists will exhibit in a wide and wonderful range of different media, and in the Great Hall, all are invited to partake in a Labyrinth Walk with live music by “Harmonic Introductions” overtone singers. Join us for this evening of family fun!

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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 4 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.