“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

Holy Week and Easter Worship Schedule

Walk with us, as we enter into the mystery of Holy Week at St. Columba's. All services are held on the 3rd fl. (see map).

SUNDAY, April 14

Palm Sunday Eucharist: 8, 9 & 11:15 am, Church Nave
Children’s service: 9:15 am, Great Hall Worship Lab: 11:15 am, Great Hall

This solemn day marks the beginning of Holy Week. In the Church Nave, we begin by joining Jesus' triumphal procession into the city of Jerusalem, and end with the confusion and fear that leads to the cross. Women will read the Passion Narrative dramatically at all services in the Church Nave. The Children's service focuses on the joyful "Hosannas!" of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.


Children's Maunday Thursday, 4 pm,
Great Hall
The Children’s service encompasses foot washing, learning about the Last Supper and prayer, allowing children and parents to experience and explore what they mean for us today.

Maundy Thursday Service, 7 pm,
Church Nave

On this day, we remember Jesus' last supper with his friends and his commandment to should "love one another."

FRIDAY, April 19

Children's Stations of the Cross,
10:30 am, Church Nave

Children follow the cross and at each Station, a brief scripture passage, a prayer and art is offered to help them understand the path Christ walked that day, in an age-appropriate way.

Good Friday Services,
12 noon and 7 pm, Chuch Nave

At 12 noon, there will be a simple prayer service with a meditation; at 7 pm, the Good Friday Liturgy will be observed in the Church Nave. At this service, the St. Columba Singers Ensemble will offer a sung version of the Passion.

SATURDAY, April 20

Great Vigil of Easter Services, 7 pm
Join us for the first Eucharist of Easter! We begin on the church's front lawn where new fire is kindled and the Paschal candle lit. Then, on a journey from darkness to light, we hear the history of salvation from the fall in the Garden of Eden to Jesus' resurrection. Our Easter joy is crowned as we gather around Jesus' table to share his life in the bread of life and cup of salvation.


Easter Day Eucharist: 8, 9:30 & 11:15 am, Church Nave
Children’s service: 9:15 am, Great Hall
Worship Lab: 11:15 am, Great Hall
Join us  as we celebrate Jesus' resurrection and the new life he brings for all of us. The 8 am service features music from our Boy & Girl, Gallery, and Celtic Choirs. The St. Columba Singers are joined by the Virginia Brass at 9:30 am and 11:15 am. The Great Hall features a children's service at 9:15 am and Worship Lab contemporary service at 11:15 am. 

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Child care is available for infants and children to age 3 from 7:45 am—12:30 pm in Rm 322.


Find New Meaning in Holy Week

Find New Meaning in Holy Week

An invitation to Holy Week from the Rev. Ledlie Laughlin ... "Worship during Holy Week and Easter is designed for us to experience the last days of Christ’s life; his death, and resurrection. Fear, anger, and deceit abound; as do love, courage, forgiveness, and grace – just like life. Our worship creates a means for God’s story and our story to overlap and intertwine, to lead us through darkness and despair into light and new life." Come. Worship with us during Holy Week and Easter!

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Women Lead the Passion Narrative

Women Lead the Passion Narrative

On Palm Sunday (Apr. 14) at the 9 am and 11:15 am Church Nave services, we will once again read the Passion, striving to interpret familiar words so that they might be heard anew; so that the emotional complexity and immediacy of the story can grab us—really hard—and allow us to experience the crisis, betrayal, fear, and pain of this story.

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Interested in a ten-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, February 10-21, 2020? Join Ledlie Laughlin and Jennifer & Woody Turner at an Informational Meeting to learn details and be inspired. 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 our rector, the Rev. Ledlie Laughlin.

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Director of Youth Ministries

Director of Youth Ministries

St. Columba's is currently in search of our next Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) and we would love your help!

We are working with Ministry Architects, an organization that works with churches to operate successful searches, to help us find the right person for this position. According to Ministry Architects, 70% of the time the church hires someone who was found through an unconventional connection with someone on the search team or the church. This means that you may know the person who knows our next Director of Youth Ministries!

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Upcoming Events

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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.