Alert: St. C's will close on Mon., Jan. 21 to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 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 – Eucharist with a Gospel story-time and music designed for preschool children and their families.

11:15 am – Worship Lab, contemporary  worship experience for all ages. (starting Jan. 6, 2019)

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

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


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February 10 is Inspiration Sunday!

February 10 is Inspiration Sunday!

• What distinguishes St. Columba’s?

• How has our community evolved?

• Where is God calling us now?

Join us on Sun., Feb. 10, 10:15 am at the education hour to engage in these questions parish-wide and get inspired about the St. Columba’s of the future!

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Spiritual Food for the Furloughed

Spiritual Food for the Furloughed

From the Rector's Desk, Jan. 9, 2019
This shutdown is hard for many in our congregation and community. Federal employees, government contractors, family members, and others are feeling the strain. Some of you have told me that, even though you’ve lived through government shutdowns in the past, this time feels particularly scary. This is a time to come together, to take care of one another, and to take care of our neighbors. Learn more about how St. Columba's is reaching out to help our furloughed parishioners and neighbors.

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Winter Formation Classes

Winter Formation Classes

Start your New Year smartly by signing on to a St. C's Wednesday night course. We will gather at 6:30 pm in the Azzi Lounge for a time to connect, snack and pray. Then choose between two Wednesday workshops: "Financial Peace University," a five-week video series that will challenge and motivate you to make a plan for your money; and "Spirituality of Dementia," led by the Rev. Susan Flanders, a four-week series that will explore how best to nurture and undergird our spirituality and personhood in the face of dementia.

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Upcoming Sunday Forums

Upcoming Sunday Forums

Join us for presentations that stimulate our imagination about living the Christian life in this community, and in today’s changing world. Hear from distinguished speakers on topics that inform us on a wide range of current issues. This winter, we will explore the intersection of spirituality and dementia, as well as challenge ourselves to become "Instruments of Change."

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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 5 pm
Friday: 9 am to 4 pm

Pastoral Care

For pastoral emergencies after office hours, please call 202-669-4856 to reach a member of the clergy.