“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


Full Worship Service Info


Watermelon and Water Play

Watermelon and Water Play

Bring your swimsuits and join us for watermelon, lemonade and waterplay on the St. Columba's playground, Sundays from 10-11 am. All are welcome – bring a friend! Parental supervision is required.

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Mothers’ Group Summer Activities List

Mothers’ Group Summer Activities List

Are you head counselor at Mommy Camp this summer? Don’t despair …  help is on the way! The St. Columba’s Mothers’ Group has published their annual list of summer activities, a most valuable resource filled with ways to enrich your time with your kids. And if you think this list is just for kids, look again!

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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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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Missed the May 5th Informational Meeting? It is still possible to learn about St. Columba’s ten-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, February 10-21, 2020. Based in Jerusalem with trips to the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Emmaus, and more, the tour will be led by Iyad Qumri, a Palestinian Anglican Christian, with Rector Ledlie Laughlin.

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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.