“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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A Time for Lenten Reflection

A Time for Lenten Reflection

During this season of Lent, St. Columba's will focus on "Sabbath Keeping for Ourselves and Creation." Under sky-high expectations; burdened by the pressure to be perfect; over-committed and wildly over extended … Does this sound like you or someone you know or someone you parent? This Lent we’re going to do something about this crushing pace of life.

Join us for a series of programs, book groups, Sunday Forums and workshops, through which we are going to stop and "Remember the Sabbath!”

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Living Green in Lent

Living Green in Lent

St. Columba’s is planning a series of five FREE “Living Green” workshops on Wednesdays evenings during Lent. The goal is to provide concrete and practical options to live a more Earth-friendly life. Topics include: The Son and the Sun, Green Homes, Green Community, Green World, and Green Gardens. Join us March 13 – April 10, 7-8:15 pm, in the Great Hall.

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Finding New Meaning in Holy Week

Finding 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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Publicity and Meeting Space Requests

Publicity and Meeting Space Requests

Looking to schedule and/or promote a meeting or event at St. C’s?
We are implementing a new Calendar Meeting/Event Request Form (affectionately known as the CalMER form). If you would like to either reserve meeting/event space and/or request publicity, this form is your starting point. Using this single form, you can do everything from submit your publicity request and reserve meeting rooms, to order AV equipment and supplies and custom design your room set-up … all in one place. Clearly, this is a CalMER approach to event planning at St. Columba’s!

Find this new form at: tinyurl.com/CalmerForm

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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 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.