Alert: WEATHER CLOSURE: On Wed., March 21 the parish and nursery school are closed. All services, meetings and activities are canceled. more info »

“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 floor (see map).


Palm Sunday Eucharist in the Church Nave, 8, 9 and 11:15 am
Children’s services in the Great Hall, 9:15 and 11:15 am.
This solemn day marks the start of Holy Week, beginning with Jesus' triumphal procession into the city of Jerusalem and ending with the confusion and fear that leads to the cross. The passion narrative is read dramatically at all services in the Church Nave. No Sunday School and Youth programming.


Children's Maunday Thursday, 4 pm
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
On Maundy Thursday, we remember Jesus' last supper with his friends and his commandment that we should "love one another."


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

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

On Good Friday, we recount the events that led to Jesus' crucifixion with a dramatic reading of the passion narrative, followed by prayers and Eucharist.


Great Vigil of Easter Services, 7 pm
The Great Vigil leads us from the darkness of crucifixion to the joy of resurrection. Join us on a journey from darkness to light as we hear the history of salvation and our Easter joy is crowned as we gather around Jesus' table to share his life once more. A festive reception follows the service in the Common.


Easter Day Eucharist in the Church Nave, 8, 9:30, and 11:15 am

Children’s services in the Great Hall, 9:15 and 11:15 am
Join us as we celebrate Jesus' resurrection and the new life he brings for all of us. The 8 am service features our children's choirs; the 9:30 and 11:15 am services feature the adult choirs, joined by the Virginia Brass. No Sunday School and Youth programming.

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March for our Lives

March for our Lives

On Sat., Mar. 24, thousands of young people and their supporters will descend on Washington "to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today." The March will start at 12 noon on Pennsylvania Ave., between 3rd street and 12th Streets NW. Plans are formulating around St. Columba’s participation in the upcoming March for our Lives (Sat., Mar. 24), and several collaborating partners have been identified. Learn more about these and other activities, and find the proper links to register.

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All Parish Family Retreat

All Parish Family Retreat

A Weekend at Camp! Unplug, Unwind and
Connect with God, nature and one another!

Step outside the usual weekend busy-ness and join us for St. Columba’s Parish Retreat, April 27-29, at the beautiful Shepherd Spring Retreat Center in Sharpsburg, MD. Outdoor worship, campfires, nature walks, games and crafts for all ages are among the ways we’ll play and pray together.

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How to Share a Country

How to Share a Country

How to Share a Country: What Mahatma Gandhi may mean for the US today  Come hear Rajmohan Gandhi, distinguished historian, biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, illuminate the interfaith challenge of “sharing a country,” a priority that seems fraught and elusive.

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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 202-363-4119 to reach a member of the clergy.