“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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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is Wed., Mar. 6
Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence, a mark of the cross to remind us that we are dust and to turn our focus to the power of God to heal the brokenness in our lives and in the world. Join us for Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes on Wed., March 6. Services will be at 7 am, 12:30 pm and 7 pm. A special Children’s service will be held at 4 pm.

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Ashes To Go

Ashes To Go

On the go? Get your “Ashes to Go” on Wed., Mar. 6 at the Tenleytown Metro stop (corner of Wisconsin & Albemarle, Washington, DC). In observance of Ash Wednesday, clergy from St. Columba’s Episcopal Church will take to the streets, offering ashes and blessings to busy commuters between 7:30-8:30 am and 5:15-6 pm. It is offered as an invitation to Lent, a special time for reflection, repentance and renewal, in preparation for the celebration of Easter.

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J2A Chili Cook-off

J2A Chili Cook-off

Come to the 6th Annual J2A Chili Cook-off on Sun., Feb. 24, 12:30-2 pm! This fundraiser supports meaningful youth events like J2A pilgrimage. Purchase tickets online or at the door. Tickets are: $20 adult, $10 child, $50 family max. Sample chilis prepared by parish chefs and help us decide who makes the meanest chili of all!

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Feast of the Transfiguration Choral Evensong

Feast of the Transfiguration Choral Evensong

Join the St. Columba Singers on Sun., Mar. 3 at 5 pm, as they celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration with Choral Evensong, a beautiful, contemplative liturgy derived from the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline. It includes musical settings of the responses, psalms, and canticles, as well as anthems sung by the choir.

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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.