“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 and 11:15 am – Eucharist
with a Gospel story-time and music designed for preschool children and their families.

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

8:45 am – Monday - Friday
in St. Aidan's Chapel


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The Expectations Project

The Expectations Project

Come hear about this national non-profit that inspires local churches to become advocates and partners for under-resourced schools in their backyard. Founder Nicole Baker-Fulgham, named one of “50 Women Leaders influencing the Church and Culture” by Christianity Today, will be with us on Sun., April 29 and again, on Sun., May 6 at 10:15 am in the Church Nave to share the work of this inspiring organization.

This is just one of a whole lineup of provocative Sunday Forums this spring.
Join us!

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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. Come .. take in Rajmohan’s insights from many years of living and teaching in the democracies of India and the US on Sun, April 29, 5– 6:30 pm at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church.

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BWS Celebrates 10th Anniversary in New Home

BWS Celebrates 10th Anniversary in New Home

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys (BWS) is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a move to a new home! Now located at 1801 Mississippi Avenue SE, THEARC provides access to high quality educational, cultural, recreational and service programs that contribute to the revitalization of SE Washington. In consideration of St. C's vital role in their development, BWS invites our parishioners to a special tour of the school on Fri., Apr. 13 at 11:30 am. (Note: other tour times may be arranged).

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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

Email: pastoralcare@columba.org
For pastoral emergencies after office hours, please call 202-363-4119 to reach a member of the clergy.